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Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes and Quotations


What one has to do usually can be done.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Ability and Achievement Quotes
Life has got to be lived - that's all there is to it. At seventy, I would say the advantage is that you take life more calmly. You know that 'this, too, shall pass!'
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Aging and Old Age Quotes
Character building begins in our infancy, and continues until death.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Character and Personality Quotes
When you cease to make a contribution you begin to die.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Goodness and Giving Quotes
I think somehow we learn who we really are and then live with that decision.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Self and Self-Knowledge Quotes
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Self and Self-Knowledge Quotes
Life has got to be lived-that's all that there is to it.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Happiness Quotes
Someone once asked me what I regarded as the three most important requirements for happiness. My answer was: "A feeling that you have been honest with yourself and those around you; a feeling that you have done the best you could both in your personal life and in your work; and the ability to love others."
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Happiness Quotes
Happiness is not a goal, it is a byproduct.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Happiness Quotes
You always admire what you really don't understand.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Other Side Quotes
When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Helping Other People Quotes
Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Friendship Quotes
Somehow we learn who we really are and then live with that decision.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Self-Knowledge Quotes
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Self-Acceptance Quotes
No man is defeated without until he has first been defeated within.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Self-Acceptance Quotes
Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Self-Acceptance Quotes
I'm glad I never feel important, it does complicate life.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Self-Confidence Quotes
More people are ruined by victory, I imagine, than by defeat.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Self-Confidence Quotes
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Self-Reliance Quotes
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 | Self-Reliance Quotes
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | The Future Quotes
This I know. This I believe with all my heart. If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make the deserts bloom and man grow to greater dignity as a human being- we can do it!
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Positive Quotes
This I know. This I believe with all my heart. If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make the deserts bloom and man grow to greater dignity as a human being-we can do it!
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Positive Quotes
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.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Visualization Quotes
Change means the unknown.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Creating Positive Change Quotes
Somehow we learn who we really are and then live with that decision.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Decisions Quotes
The trouble is that not enough people have come together with the firm determination to live the things which they say they believe.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Instincts Quotes
Somehow we learn who we really are and then live with that decision.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Right Quotes
Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Right Quotes
Criticism ... makes very little dent upon me, unless I think there is some real justification and something should be done.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Right Quotes
No leader can be too far ahead of his followers.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Motivation Quotes
You can't move so fast that you try to change [a situation] 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 | Realistic Expectations Quotes
No one from the beginning of time has had security.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Realistic Expectations Quotes
If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make the deserts bloom and man grow to greater dignity as a human being-we can do it.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Goals Quotes
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.... You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Success and Happiness Quotes
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 experiences behind him.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Success and Happiness Quotes
What one has to do usually can be done.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Courage Quotes
What you don't do can be a destructive force.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Getting Going Quotes
For 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.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Getting Going Quotes
I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Commitment Quotes
When you have decided what you believe, what you feel must be done, have the courage to stand alone and be counted.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Commitment and Belief Quotes
You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Time Quotes
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | No pressure, no diamonds. Quotes
The only man who makes no mistakes is the man who never does anything.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Failures and Mistakes Quotes
Do not be afraid of mistakes, providing you do not make the same one twice.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Failures and Mistakes Quotes
Every time you meet a situation, though you think at the time it is an impossibility and you go through the torture of the damned, once you have met it and lived through it, you find that forever after you are freer than you were before.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Adversity Quotes
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.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Peace Quotes
No leader can be too far ahead of his followers.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Motivational Quotes
No leader can be too far ahead of his followers.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Motivational Quotes
No leader can be too far ahead of his followers.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Motivational Quotes
No leader can be too far ahead of his followers.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Motivational Quotes
No leader can be too far ahead of his followers.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Motivational Quotes
No leader can be too far ahead of his followers.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Motivational Quotes
No leader can be too far ahead of his followers.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Motivational Quotes
No leader can be too far ahead of his followers.
- Eleanor Roosevelt | Motivational Quotes


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