82 Best Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes To Get Life Success

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Get here some best inspirational Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes about life, success, courage, fear, mind, human rights, and relationships.

Who was Eleanor Roosevelt?

Eleanor Roosevelt was an American diplomat, activist, and the first lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945. You can read more about her on Wikipedia.

Best Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes

1. “Do one thing every day that scares you.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

2. “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.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

3. “Friendship with oneself is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

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

5. “Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life. ” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

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6. “Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well lived.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

7. “You have to accept whatever comes, and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

8. “What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

9. “Once I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: “No good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

10. “Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

11. “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

12. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

13. “You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

14. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

15. “If someone betrays you once, it’s their fault; if they betray you twice, it’s your fault.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

16. “Don’t call a woman a bitch. Call her an ass-hole. It still gets your point across and it’s not sexist.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

17. “Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual you have an obligation to be one.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

18. “The reason that fiction is more interesting than any other form of literature, to those who really like to study people, is that in fiction the author can really tell the truth without humiliating himself.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

19. “Character building begins in our infancy and continues until death.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

20. “You should always own a black dress because no one ever remembers a black dress.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

21. “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

22. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

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

24. “A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

25. “We have to face the fact that either all of us are going to die together or we are going to learn to live together, and if we are to live together we have to talk.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

26. “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

27. “I have never felt that anything really mattered but knowing that you stood for the things in which you believed and had done the very best you could.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

28. “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.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

29. “Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art. ” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

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

31. “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.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

32. “Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

33. “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

34. “No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

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

36. “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 would be curiosity.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

37. “The giving of love is an education in itself.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

38. “I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then live with that decision.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

39. “A stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping-stone to the optimist.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

40. “In all our contacts it is probably the sense of being really needed and wanted which gives us the greatest satisfaction and creates the most lasting bond.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

41. “If you can develop this ability to see what you look at, to understand its meaning, to readjust your knowledge to this new information, you can continue to learn and to grow as long as you live and you’ll have a wonderful time doing it.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

42. “Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry his own weight, this is a frightening prospect.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

43. “When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

44. “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.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

45. “Obedience may have its uses, but it is no substitute for willing, uncoerced co-operation.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

46. “If you want a world ruled by law and not by force you must build up, from the very grassroots, a respect for law.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

47. “Courage is exhilarating.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

48. “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

49. “I could never 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

50. “What you don’t do can be a destructive force.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

51. “Today is the oldest you’ve ever been, and the youngest you’ll ever be again.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

52. “The only advantage of not being too good a housekeeper is that your guests are so pleased to feel how very much better they are. ” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

53. “Nothing has ever been achieved by the person who says, It can’t be done.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

54. “Your life is your own. You mold it. You make it. All anyone can do is to point out ways and means which have been helpful to others. Perhaps they will serve as suggestions to stimulate your own thinking until you know what it is that will fulfill you, will help you to find out what you want to do with your life.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

55. “Every woman wants to be first to someone sometime in her life and that desire is the explanation for many strange things women do.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

56. “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

57. “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

58. “If anyone were to ask me what I want out of life I would say- the opportunity for doing something useful, for in no other way, I am convinced, can true happiness be attained.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

59. “Great minds talk about ideas; small minds talk about people” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

60. “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.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

61. “When it’s better for everyone, it’s better for everyone.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

62. “We have reached a point today where labor-saving devices are good only when they do not throw the worker out of his job.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

63. “Success must include two things: the development of an individual to his utmost potentiality and a contribution of some kind to one’s world.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

64. “When you know to laugh and when to look upon things as too absurd to take seriously, the other person is ashamed to carry through even if he was serious about it.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

65. “You can’t move so fast that you try to change the mores faster than people can accept it. That doesn’t mean you do nothing, but it means that you do the things that need to be done according to priority.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

66. “I am convinced that every effort must be made in childhood to teach the young to use their own minds. For one thing is sure: If they don’t make up their minds, someone will do it for them.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

67. “Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight. 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

68. “It is a brave thing to have courage to be an individual; it is also, perhaps, a lonely thing. But it is better than not being an individual, which is to be nobody at all.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

69. “Love can often be misguided and do as much harm as good, but respect can do only good. It assumes that the other person’s stature is as large as one’s own, his rights as reasonable, his needs as important.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

70. “No one can make you feel inferior without your permission.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

71. “We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it as not as dreadful as it appears, discovering that we have the strength to stare it down.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

72. “It is better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

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

74. “Meeting smaller emergencies and learning to deal with them had given me the confidence to deal with this larger emergency. So, little by little, I found out how to do things. After each catastrophe you don’t worry so much the next time, and each time you emerge stronger from your victory.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

75. “Success in marriage depends on being able, when you get over being in love, to really love.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

76. “Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual; you have an obligation to be one. You cannot make any useful contribution in life unless you do this.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

77. “Light a candle instead of cursing the darkness.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

78. “Every time you meet a situation you think at the time it is an impossibility and you go through the tortures of the damned, once you have met it and lived through it, you find that forever after you are freer than you were before.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

79. “Lest I keep my complacent way I must remember somewhere out there a person died for me today. As long as there must be war, I ask and I must answer was I worth dying for?” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

80. “A great deal of fear is a result of just “not knowing.” We do not know what is involved in a new situation. We do not know whether we can deal with it. The sooner we learn what it entails, the sooner we can dissolve our fear.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

81. “No man is defeated without until he has first been defeated within.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

82. “Each time you learn something new you must readjust the whole framework of your knowledge” ― Eleanor Roosevelt