Quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

American "First Lady" and columnist

Alive from: 1884-1962

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    Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
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    Perhaps in His wisdom the Almighty is trying to show us that a leader may chart the way, may point out the road to lasting peace, but that many leaders and many peoples must do the building.
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    My experience has been that work is almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
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    A trait no other nation seems to possess in quite the same degree that we do - namely, a feeling of almost childish injury and resentment unless the world as a whole recognizes how innocent we are of anything but the most generous and harmless intentions.
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    Do what you feel in your heart to be right. You'll be criticized anyway.
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    Friendship with our self is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
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    Happiness is not a goal, it is a by-product.
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    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.
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    I cannot believe that war is the best solution. No one won the last war and no one will win the next.
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    I have spent many years of my life in opposition and I like the role.
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    I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
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    I think somehow we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision.
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    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 would be curiosity.
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    I used to tell my husband that, if he could make me 'understand' something, it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
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    If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.
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