Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes




With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.Eleanor Roosevelt

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.Eleanor Roosevelt

It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.Eleanor Roosevelt

You must do the things you think you cannot do.Eleanor Roosevelt

Do one thing every day that scares you.Eleanor Roosevelt




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

It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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.Eleanor Roosevelt

The giving of love is an education in itself.Eleanor Roosevelt




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

Understanding is a two-way street.Eleanor Roosevelt

It is not more vacation we need – it is more vocation.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

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

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to 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 woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.Eleanor Roosevelt

We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.Eleanor Roosevelt

One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes… and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.Eleanor Roosevelt

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.Eleanor Roosevelt

Only a man’s character is the real criterion of worth.Eleanor Roosevelt

Friendship with ones self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.Eleanor Roosevelt

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.Eleanor Roosevelt