ᐅEleanor Roosevelt Quotes On Life, Love & Small Minds

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

"This is a time for action — not for war, but for mobilization of every bit of peace machinery." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

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

"For our own success to be real, it must contribute to the success of others." ~ 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

"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by doing the thing which you think you cannot do." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

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

"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

"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

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

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

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

"The purpose of life afterall is to live it." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

"Someone once asked me what I regarded as the three most important requirements for happiness. My answer was: A feeling that you have been honest with yourself and those around you; a feeling that you have done the best you could both in your personal life and in your work; and the ability to love others." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

"To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

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

"True patriotism springs from a belief in the dignity of the individual, freedom and equality not only for Americans but for all people on earth, universal brotherhood and good will, and a constant and earnest striving toward the principles and ideals on which this country was founded." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

"Nothing has ever been achieved by the person who says, ‘It can’t be done.’" ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

"One of the best ways of enslaving a people is to keep them from education... The second way of enslaving a people is to suppress the sources of information, not only by burning books but by controlling all the other ways in which ideas are transmitted." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

"If human beings can be trained for cruelty and greed and a belief in power which comes through hate and fear and force, certainly we can train equally well for greatness and mercy and the power of love which comes because of the strength of the good qualities to be found in the soul of every human being." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

"I can't tell you how to succeed, but I can tell you how to fail: Try to please everybody." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

"Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart" ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

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

"Pit race against race, religion against religion, prejudice against prejudice. Divide and conquer! We must not let that happen here." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

"When you have decided what you believe, what you feel must be done, have the courage to stand alone and be counted" ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

"Do one thing every day that scares you." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

"You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude" ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

"Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home - so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world ... Such are the places where every man, woman and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

"Caring comes from being able to put yourself in the position of the other person." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

"The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!" ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

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

"It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

"Comparison is the thief of all joy." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

"It's your life - but only if you make it so. The standards by which you live must be your own standards, your own values, your own convictions in regard to what is right and wrong, what is true and false, what is important and what is trivial. When you adopt the standards and the values of someone else . . . you surrender your own integrity. You become, to the extent of your surrender, less of a human being." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

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