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

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Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes: Once i had a rose named after me and i
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.

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

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There are no have-to's, just choices

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Will people ever be wise enough to refuse to follow bad leaders or to take away the freedom of other people?

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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.

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Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes: So much attention is paid to the
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.

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If many of our young people have lost the excitement of the early settlers, who had a country to explore and develop, it is because no one remembers to tell them that the world has never been so challenging, so exciting ... Perhaps the older generation is often to blame with its cautious warning: "Take a job that will give you security, not adventure." But I say to the young: "Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, and imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of a competence.

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What one has to do usually can be done.

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It is, I am afraid, true that frequently various religious groups endeavor to exert pressures and control over different legislative and educational fields. It is the job of all of us to be alert for such infringement of our prerogatives and prevent any such attempts from being successful. Like all our freedoms, this freedom from religious-group pressure must be constantly defended. What seemed to me most deplorable

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The toe of an enormous and heroic

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One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. In stopping to think through the meaning of what I have learned, there is much I believe intensely, much I am unsure of. But this, at least, I believe with all my heart: In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. Hyde

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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.

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When life is too easy for us, we must beware or we may not be ready to meet the blows which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor.

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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.

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Autobiographies are only useful as the lives you read about and analyze may suggest to you something that you may find useful in your own journey through life.

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Hate and force cannot be in just a part of the world without having an effect on the rest of it.

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The mother of a family should look upon her housekeeping and the planning of meals as a scientific occupation.

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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.

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Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes: We will have to want peace want it
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.

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

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Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes: No leader can be too far ahead of his
No leader can be too far ahead of his followers.

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We must do that which we think we cannot.

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Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes: The more we simplify our material needs
The more we simplify our material needs the more we are free to think of other things.

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

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

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Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes: The leisure class is one in which
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.

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To tell the people in the West not to use their cars means that these people may never see another soul for weeks and weeks nor have a way of getting a sick person to a doctor.

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Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes: Most of the work thats done in the world
Most of the work that's done in the world gets done by people who weren't feeling all that well at the time that they did it.

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As with all children, the feeling that I was useful was perhaps the greatest joy I experienced.

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It has been a long fight to put the control of our economic system in the hands of the government.

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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.

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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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Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes: Real prosperity can only come when
Real prosperity can only come when everybody prospers.

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Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes: Do not be afraid of mistakes provided
Do not be afraid of mistakes, provided you do not make the same one twice.

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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.

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Make the most of What you have, When you have it, Where you are.

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Life was meant to be lived.

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This is a strange, little, complacent country [Switzerland], in many ways a USA in miniature but of course nearer the center of disturbance!

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Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes: More people are ruined by victory i
More people are ruined by victory, I imagine, than be defeat.

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Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes: It is not that you set the individual
It is not that you set the individual apart from society but that you recognize in any society that the individual must have rights that are guarded.

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

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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.

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The hard part of loving is that one has to learn so often to let go of those we love, so they can do things, so they can grow, so they can return to us with an even richer, deeper love.

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

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Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes: The choices we make are ultimately our
The choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.

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The important thing is neither your nationality nor the religion you professed, but how your faith translated itself in your life.

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