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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Ambition is pitiless. Any merit that it cannot use it finds despicable.

It is not more vacation we need - it is more vocation.

Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the power to say yes.

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

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.

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.

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

I have spent many years of my life in opposition and I rather like the role.

In all our contacts it is probably the sense of being really needed and wanted which gives us the greatest satisfaction and creates the most lasting bond.

Autobiographies are only useful as the lives you read about and analyze may suggest to you something that you may find useful in your own journey through life.

Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice.

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.

I can not believe that war is the best solution. No one won the last war and no one will win the next war.

What one has to do usually can be done.

Justice cannot be for one side alone but must be for both.

Perhaps nature is our best assurance of immortality.

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

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

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

It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.

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