Quotes from Eleanor Roosevelt

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 Do one thing every day that scares you.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.

You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do

Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence.

You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.

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

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 have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.

Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well lived.

One thing life has taught me: if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you. When you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else.


Books and Materials on Eleanor Roosevelt

No Ordinary Time

Eleanor Roosevelt’s Life of Soul Searching and Self Discovery

Eleanor Roosevelt’s Book of Common Sense Etiquette

The Wisdom of Eleanor Roosevelt 

Eleanor Roosevelt: A Biography 


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