28 Inspirational Quotes from Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.

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

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.’

You must do the things you think you cannot do.

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.


If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavour.

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

You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give.

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

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

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.

The giving of love is an education in itself.


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

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.

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.

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

When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?

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

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


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

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

I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experience behind him.

It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.

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

Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry is own weight, this is a frightening prospect.

Learn from the mistakes of others, you cant live long enough to make them all yourself

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