Authors - Eleanor Roosevelt
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (October 11, 1884 - November 7, 1962) was the First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945. She supported the New Deal policies of her husband, distant cousin Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and became an advocate for civil rights. After her husband's death in 1945, Roosevelt continued to be an international author, speaker, politician, and activist for the New Deal coalition. She worked to enhance the status of working women, although she opposed the Equal Rights Amendment because she believed it would adversely affect women. - Wikipedia
In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die, and the choices that we make are ultimately our responsibility.
A woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water.
Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice.
Actors are one family over the entire world.
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.
A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
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.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
The giving of love is an education in itself.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
When you cease to make a contribution; you begin to die.
Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, But beautiful old people are works of art.
He who loses money, loses much; He who loses a friend, loses much more, He who loses faith, loses all.
Friendship with oneself is all-important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
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.
You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.
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.
Ambition is pitiless. Any merit that it cannot use it finds despicable.
Always be on time. Do as little talking as humanly possible. Remember to lean back in the parade so everybody can see the president. Be sure not to get too fat, because you'll have to sit three in the back.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Every time you meet a situation, though you think at the time it is an impossibility and you go through the tortures of the damned, once you have met it and lived through it, you find that forever after you are freer than you were before.
Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.
You gain strength, experience and confidence by every experience where you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you cannot do.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You cant live long enough to make them all yourself.
I could not at any age be content to take my place in a corner by the fireside and simply look on.
If someone betrays you once, its their fault; if they betray you twice, it's your fault.
Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the power to say yes.
Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.