Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) was an American politician, diplomat, and activist. She was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, having held the post from March 1933 to April 1945 during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt's four terms in office, and served as United States Delegate to the United Nations General Assembly from 1945 to 1952.

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No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do and damned if you don't.

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.

You must do the things you think you cannot do.

It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.

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.

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

The giving of love is an education in itself.

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.'

A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.

It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.

Hate and force cannot be in just a part of the world, without having an effect on the rest of it.

I think at a child's birth if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.

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.

Anyone who knows history, particularly the history of Europe, will, I think, recognize that the domination of education, or of government, by any one particular religious faith is never a happy arrangement for the people.

Have convictions. Be friendly. Stick to your beliefs as they stick to theirs. Work as hard as they do.

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

Women are like teabags. We don't know our true strength until we are in hot water!

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