Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes

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Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes

You seem to think that everyone can save money if they have the character to do it. As a matter of fact, there are innumerable people who have a wide choice between saving and giving their children the best possible opportunities. The decision is usually in favor of the children.
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No one won the last war, and no one will win the next war.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

The most unhappy people in the world are those who face the days without knowing what to do with their time. But if you have more projects than you have time for, you are not going to be an unhappy person. This is as much a question of having imagination and curiosity as it is of actually making plans.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

So much attention is paid to the aggressive sins, such as violence and cruelty, and greed with all their tragic effects, that too little attention is paid to the passive sins, such as apathy and laziness, which in the long run can have a more devastating and destructive effect upon society than the others.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

What one has to do usually can be done.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

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This is your life, not someone else's. It is your own feeling of what is important, not what people will say. Sooner or later, you are bound to discover that you cannot please all of the people around you all of the time. Some of t hem will attribute to you motives you never dreamed of. Some of them will misinterpret your words and actions, making them completely alien to you. So you had better learn fairly early that you must not expect to have everyone understand what you say and what you do.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

Campaign behavior for wives: Always be on time. Do as little talking as humanly possible. Lean back in the parade car so everybody can see the president.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

Nearly all great civilizations that perished did so because they had crystallized, because they were incapable of adapting themselves to new conditions, new methods, new points of view. It is as though people would rather die than change.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

We will have to want peace, want it enough to pay for it, before it becomes an accepted rule.

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Usefulness, whatever form it may take, is the price we should pay for the air we breathe and the food we eat and the privilege of being alive.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

The freedom of man, I contend, is the freedom to eat.

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We must do that which we think we cannot.

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One should always sleep in all of one's guest beds, to make sure that they are comfortable.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

One of the first things we must get rid of is the idea that democracy is tantamount to capitalism.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

The leisure class is one in which individuals have sufficient economic security and sufficient leisure to find opportunity for a variety of satisfactions in life.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

First of my own personal requirements is inner calm. This, I think, is an essential. One of the secrets of using your time well is to gain a certain ability to maintain peace within yourself so that much can go on around you and you can stay calm inside.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

On the whole our armed services have been doing pretty well in the way of keeping us defended, but I hope our State Department will remember that it is really the department of achieving peace.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

Life was meant to be lived.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

The labor movement has a great role to play in our country today.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

One of the blessings of age is to learn not to part on a note of sharpness, to treasure the moments spent with those we love, and to make them whenever possible good to remember, for time is short.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

All big things in human history have been arrived at slowly and through many compromises.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

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