Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes & Wallpapers

Eleanor Roosevelt
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Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. Eleanor Roosevelt

A woman is like a tea bag - you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water. Eleanor Roosevelt

Each of us has... all the time there is. Those years, weeks, hours, are the sands in the glass running swiftly away. To let them drift through our fingers is tragic waste. To use them to the hilt, making them count for something, is the beginning of wisdom. Eleanor Roosevelt

Nothing alive can stand still, it goes forward or back. Life is interesting only as long as it is a process of growth; or, to put it another way, we can only grow as long as we are interested. Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes over night. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down. Eleanor Roosevelt

Spiritual leadership should remain spiritual leadership and the temporal power should not become too important in any church. Eleanor Roosevelt

Our real battlefield today is Asia and our real battle is the one between democracy and communism. . . . We have to prove to the world and particularly to downtrodden areas of the world which are the natural prey to the principles of communist economics that democracy really brings about happier and better conditions for the people as a whole. Eleanor Roosevelt

How hard it is to project oneself into the future. We are always prone to think of the conditions which are with us today as being permanent conditions. Eleanor Roosevelt

Most of the work that's done in the world gets done by people who weren't feeling all that well at the time that they did it. Eleanor Roosevelt

Sailors have the cleanest bodies and the filthiest minds. Eleanor Roosevelt

I do not want church groups controlling the schools of our country. They must remain free. Eleanor Roosevelt

You never know anyone until you marry them. Eleanor Roosevelt

Losing money is a big loss, losing friends is greater than the loss, also lost all faith is lost Eleanor Roosevelt

I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do ... Eleanor Roosevelt

There are practical little things in housekeeping which no man really understands. Eleanor Roosevelt

You in the unions do not yet represent all of labor. But I hope some day you will, because I believe that it is through strength, through the fact that people who know what people need are working to make this country a better place for all people, that we will help the world to accept our leadership and understand that, under our form of government and through our way of life, we have something to offer them... Eleanor Roosevelt

Furnish an example, stop preaching, stop shielding, don't prevent self-reliance and initiative, allow your children to develop along thier own lines. Eleanor Roosevelt

Democracy cannot be static. Whatever is static is dead. Eleanor Roosevelt

All wars eventually act as boomerangs and the victor suffers as much as the vanquished. Eleanor Roosevelt

What I have learned from my own experience is that the most important ingredients in a child's education are curiosity, interest, imagination, and a sense of the adventure of life. Eleanor Roosevelt

Life was meant to be lived. Eleanor Roosevelt

Somewhere along the line of development we discover what we really are and then make our real decision for which we are responsible. Make that decision primarily for yourself because you can never really live anyone else's lie, not even your child's. The influence you exert is through your own life and what you become yourself. Eleanor Roosevelt

If you approach each new person you meet in a spirit of adventure, you will find yourself endlessly fascinated by the new channels of thought and experience and personality that you encounter. Eleanor Roosevelt

...but there isn't going to be any First Lady. There is just to be plain, ordinary Mrs. Roosevelt...I never wanted to be the president's wife, and don't want it now. You don't quite believe me, do you? Very likely no one would-except possibly some woman who had had the job. Eleanor Roosevelt

As life developed, I faced each problem as it came along. As my activities and work broadened and reached out, I never tried to shirk. I tried never to evade an issue. When I found I had something to do-I just did it. Eleanor Roosevelt

I do not think I will ever become deadened, because I live in other people's lives, I must admit there are times when it weighs medown because I can't do some of the things I want. Eleanor Roosevelt

If we fail to meet our problems here, no one else in the world will do so. If we fail, the heart goes out of progressives throughout the world. Eleanor Roosevelt

To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart. Anger is only one letter short of danger. If someone betrays you once, it is his fault; if he betrays you twice, it is your fault. Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. He who loses money, loses much; he who loses a friend, loses much more; he who loses faith, loses all. Eleanor Roosevelt

When you look fear in the face, you are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' Eleanor Roosevelt

A candle can bring light to a dungeon but it can also be used to light a deadly marijuana cigarette. Eleanor Roosevelt

Some people are going to leave a mark on this world, while others will leave a stain. Eleanor Roosevelt

One thing is for sure-none of the arts flourishes on censorship and repression. And by this time it should be evident that the American public is capable of doing its own censoring. Eleanor Roosevelt

Feelings, too, are facts. Emotion is a fact. Human experience is a fact. It is often possible to gain more real insight into human beings and their motivation by reading great fiction than by personal acquaintance. Eleanor Roosevelt

Beautiful old people are works of art. Eleanor Roosevelt

Nobody else is going to do the things which are yours to be done in the world. Eleanor Roosevelt

Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present. Eleanor Roosevelt

To be mature you have to realize what you value most... Not to arrive at a clear understanding of one's own values is a tragic waste. You have missed the whole point of what life is for. Eleanor Roosevelt

...no matter how avid they themselves may be for praise and appreciation, people are often niggardly in giving it to others, however merited it is. Eleanor Roosevelt

If man is to be liberated to enjoy more leisure, he must also be prepared to enjoy this leisure fully and creatively. Eleanor Roosevelt

A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves. Eleanor Roosevelt

All of life is a constant education. Eleanor Roosevelt

No one can insult you without your permission. Eleanor Roosevelt

Every woman in public life needs to develop skin as tough as rhinoceros hide, Eleanor Roosevelt

Smearing good people like Lauchlin Currie [former administrative assistant to President Roosevelt], Alger Hiss and others is, I think, unforgiveable... Anyone knowing Mr. Currie or Mr. Hiss, who are the two people whom I happen to know fairly well, would not need any denial on their part to know they are not Communists. Their records prove it. Eleanor Roosevelt

It is equality of monotony which makes the strength of the British Isles. Eleanor Roosevelt

We will never have peace without friendship around the world. Eleanor Roosevelt

Home-making today should have a background of scientific training because only in this way can real efficiency be achieved. The average girl wants to be able to keep her house with the least possible strain, and in order to do this she must have good training. This can best be achieved by taking a good course in home economics. Eleanor Roosevelt

I believe that it is essential to our leadership in the world and to the development of true democracy in our country to have no discrimination in our country whatsoever. This is most important in the schools of our country. Eleanor Roosevelt

This is not a time when women should be patient. We are in a war and we need to fight it with all our ability and every weapon possible. Women pilots, in this particular case, are a weapon waiting to be used. Eleanor Roosevelt

It is very difficult to have a free, fair and honest press anywhere in the world. In the first place, as a rule, papers are largely supported by advertising, and that immediately gives the advertisers a certain hold over the medium they use. Eleanor Roosevelt

the greatest luxury I know is sitting up reading in bed. Eleanor Roosevelt

Of all the nations in the Western world, the United States, with the most money and the most time, has the fewest readers of books per capita. This is an incalculable loss. This, too, is one of the few civilized nations in the world which is unable to support a single magazine devoted solely to books. Eleanor Roosevelt

We cannot exist as a little island of well-being in a world where two-thirds of the people go to bed hungry every night. Eleanor Roosevelt

People who 'view with alarm' never build anything. Eleanor Roosevelt

Poverty is an expensive luxury. We cannot afford it. Eleanor Roosevelt

I think it is impossible for one human being really to know another without first knowing and being at peace with himself. Eleanor Roosevelt

I carried it (a revolver) religiously and during the summer I asked a friend, a man who had been one of Franklin's bodyguards in New York State, to give me some practice in target shooting so that if the need arose I would know how to use the gun. Eleanor Roosevelt

I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday. Eleanor Roosevelt

It is a curious thing in human experience, but to live through a period of stress and sorrow with another person, creates a bond which nothing seems able to break. Eleanor Roosevelt

Be confident, not certain Eleanor Roosevelt

Terrific minds focus on tips; average minds go over activities; little minds talk about people today. Eleanor Roosevelt

The arts in every field - music, drama, sculpture, painting - we can learn to appreciate and enjoy. We need not be artists, but we should be able to appreciate the work of artists. Eleanor Roosevelt

Mozart, who was buried in a pauper's grave, was one of the greatest successes we know of, a man who in his early thirties had poured out his inexhaustible gift of music, leaving the world richer because he had passed that way. To leave the world richer-that is the ultimate success. Eleanor Roosevelt

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 and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life. Eleanor Roosevelt

A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and in all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably with the circumstances of life, knowing that in this world no one is all knowing and therefore all of us need both love and charity. Eleanor Roosevelt

Up to a certain point it is good for us to know that there are people in the world who will give us love and unquestioned loyalty to the limit of their ability. I doubt, however, if it is good for us to feel assured of this without the accompanying obligation of having to justify this devotion by our behavior. Eleanor Roosevelt

We stand today at the threshold of a great event both in the life of the United Nations and in the life of mankind, that is the approval by the General Assembly of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Eleanor Roosevelt

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot. Eleanor Roosevelt

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Eleanor Roosevelt



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