Authors - Eleanor Roosevelt

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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

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Quote 666by Anonymous on 06/01/2011

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.
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    Quote 668by Anonymous on 06/01/2011

    A woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water.
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      Quote 907by Anonymous on 08/01/2011

      Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice.
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        Quote 1361by Anonymous on 12/01/2011

        Actors are one family over the entire world.
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          Quote 1487by Anonymous on 13/01/2011

          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.
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            Quote 1671by Anonymous on 15/01/2011

            A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think.
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              Quote 2023by Anonymous on 20/01/2011

              It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
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                Quote 2228by Anonymous on 24/01/2011

                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.
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                  Quote 2384by Anonymous on 28/01/2011

                  The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
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                    Quote 2415by Anonymous on 29/01/2011

                    You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
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                      Quote 2461by Anonymous on 30/01/2011

                      The giving of love is an education in itself.
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                        Quote 2656by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                        Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
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                          Quote 2832by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                          When you cease to make a contribution; you begin to die.
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                            Quote 3061by Anonymous on 03/02/2011

                            Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, But beautiful old people are works of art.
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                              Quote 3255by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

                              He who loses money, loses much; He who loses a friend, loses much more, He who loses faith, loses all.
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                                Quote 3389by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

                                Friendship with oneself is all-important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
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                                  Quote 3527by Anonymous on 06/02/2011

                                  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.
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                                    Quote 3830by Anonymous on 10/02/2011

                                    You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.
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                                      Quote 3833by Anonymous on 11/02/2011

                                      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.
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                                        Quote 3902by Anonymous on 11/02/2011

                                        Ambition is pitiless. Any merit that it cannot use it finds despicable.
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                                          Quote 3991by Anonymous on 12/02/2011

                                          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.
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                                            Quote 4121by Anonymous on 15/02/2011

                                            Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
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                                              Quote 4419by Anonymous on 21/02/2011

                                              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.
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                                                Quote 4720by Anonymous on 26/02/2011

                                                Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.
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                                                  Quote 4762by Anonymous on 27/02/2011

                                                  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.
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                                                    Quote 4794by Anonymous on 28/02/2011

                                                    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
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                                                      Quote 4873by Anonymous on 02/03/2011

                                                      Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
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                                                        Quote 6640by Anonymous on 02/10/2011

                                                        Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.
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                                                          Quote 7349by Anonymous on 04/11/2011

                                                          I could not at any age be content to take my place in a corner by the fireside and simply look on.
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                                                            Quote 7391by Anonymous on 09/11/2011

                                                            If someone betrays you once, it’s their fault; if they betray you twice, it's your fault.
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                                                              Quote 10194by Anonymous on 18/09/2012

                                                              Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
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                                                                Quote 11008by Anonymous on 15/11/2012

                                                                Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the power to say yes.
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                                                                  Quote 11273by Anonymous on 08/12/2012

                                                                  Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.
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                                                                    Quote 11920by Anonymous on 31/01/2013

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