Eleanor Roosevelt quotes

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

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

— Eleanor Roosevelt

 quotes - Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. Share

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

— Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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

— Eleanor Roosevelt

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“Understanding is a two-way street.”

— Eleanor Roosevelt

“What one has to do usually can be done.”

— Eleanor Roosevelt

“Anyone who thinks must think of the next war as they would of suicide.”

— Eleanor Roosevelt

“Actors are one family over the entire world.”

— Eleanor Roosevelt

“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.”

— Eleanor Roosevelt

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

— Eleanor Roosevelt

“The only things one can admire at length are those one admires without knowing why.”

— Eleanor Roosevelt

“When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.”

— Eleanor Roosevelt

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

— Eleanor Roosevelt

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

— Eleanor Roosevelt

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

— Eleanor Roosevelt

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

— Eleanor Roosevelt

“Perhaps nature is our best assurance of immortality.”

— Eleanor Roosevelt

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

— Eleanor Roosevelt

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

— Eleanor Roosevelt

“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.”

— Eleanor Roosevelt

“I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then live with that decision.”

— Eleanor Roosevelt

“I'm so glad I never feel important, it does complicate life!”

— Eleanor Roosevelt

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

— Eleanor Roosevelt

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

— Eleanor Roosevelt

“Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.”

— Eleanor Roosevelt

“You can't move so fast that you try to change the mores 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

“Too often the great decisions are originated and given form in bodies made up wholly of men, or so completely dominated by them that whatever of special value women have to offer is shunted aside without expression.”

— Eleanor Roosevelt

“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.”

— Eleanor Roosevelt

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

— Eleanor Roosevelt

“Campaign behavior for wives: Always be on time. Do as little talking as humanly possible. Lean back in the parade car so everybody can see the president.”

— Eleanor Roosevelt

“As for accomplishments, I just did what I had to do as things came along.”

— Eleanor Roosevelt