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Eleanor Roosevelt

1884-1962 ,  American politician & wife of the 32nd USA president
Eleanor RooseveltAmerican first lady (1933–45), the wife of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd president of the United States, and a United Nations diplomat and humanitarian. She was, in her time, one of the world’s most widely admired and powerful women.

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You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.


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.


Understanding is a two-way street.


It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.


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.


When you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else.


One thing life has taught me: if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you.


    It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know.


    If the use of leisure time is confined to looking at TV for a few extra hours every day, we will deteriorate as a people.


    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.


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


    Women are like tea bags. You never know how strong they are until you put them in hot water.


    Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.


    Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift... that's why they call it the present.


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


    Do one thing every day that scares you.


    To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.


    Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.


    Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be.


    What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?


    Never allow a person to tell you “no” who doesn't have the power to say “yes”.


    Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.


    No one won the last war, and no one will win the next war.

    last war, then, was WW I


    Today is the oldest you've ever been, and the youngest you'll ever be again.


    A stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping-stone to the optimist.


    The future is literally in our hands to mold as we like. But we cannot wait until tomorrow. Tomorrow is now.


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


    Of course, I do not believe in having everyone who is a liberal called a communist, or everyone who is conservative called a fascist.


    Life is like a parachute jump, you've got to get it right the first time.


    With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.


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










    

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