Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes Page 2

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Page two of this stock of Eleanor Roosevelt quotes continues to enlighten us on the thinking of a first lady who helped the country deal with the post depression years.

Mrs. Roosevelt worked hard to improve the lives of women even though she did not support the Equal Rights Amendment. She did not think the Equal Rights Amendment would be good for women.

She was a politician, speaker, activist, and an international traveler for her husband.

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When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

When life is too easy for us, we must beware or we may not be ready to meet the blows which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

The Bible illustrated by Dore occupied many of my hours - and I think probably gave me many nightmares.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

What one has to do usually can be done.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

The battle for the individual rights of women is one of long standing and none of us should countenance anything which undermines it.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

Understanding is a two-way street.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

Too often the great decisions are originated and given form in bodies made up wholly of men, or so completely dominated by them that whatever of special value women have to offer is shunted aside without expression.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

There are practical little things in housekeeping which no man really understands.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

The only things one can admire at length are those one admires without knowing why.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

The only advantage of not being too good a housekeeper is that your guests are so pleased to feel how very much better they are.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

The giving of love is an education in itself.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

What you don't do can be a destructive force.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

Only a man's character is the real criterion of worth.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

My experience has been that work is almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

You can't move so fast that you try to change the mores faster than people can accept it. That doesn't mean you do nothing, but it means that you do the things that need to be done according to priority.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'
-Eleanor Roosevelt

You must do the things you think you cannot do.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

You can never really live anyone else's life, not even your child's. The influence you exert is through your own life, and what you've become yourself.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

Perhaps nature is our best assurance of immortality.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun; as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

Sometimes I wonder if we shall ever grow up in our politics and say definite things which mean something, or whether we shall always go on using generalities to which everyone can subscribe, and which mean very little.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

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