Saturday, July 23, 2011

Quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt

Color by Nature by Sherwin James
Happiness is not a goal, it is a by-product.

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

The most important thing in any relationship is not what you get but what you give.  In any case, the 'giving of love is an education in itself.

It is not fair to ask of others what you are unwilling to do yourself.

It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.

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

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 experiences.

We must want for others, not ourselves alone.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.

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.

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

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

Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.

I could not at any age be content to take my place in a corner by the fireside and simply look on.

I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then live with that decision.

If someone betrays you once, it's their fault; if they betray you twice, it's your fault.

Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.

Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive.  One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.

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

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.' 

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