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By Anonym 17 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

No matter what you do , some people will criticize you , and if you are entirely sure that you would not be ashamed to explain your action to someone you loved and who loved you , and you are satisfied in your own mind that you are doing right , then you need not worry about criticism nor need you ever explain what you do .

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

A number of people still think of the United States as being overwhelmingly English, Protestant, and white. This erroneous idea influences their whole outlook.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

Have convictions. Be friendly. Stick to your beliefs as they stick to theirs. Work as hard as they do.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

Good leaders inspire people to have confidence in their leader. Great leaders inspire people to have confidence in themselves.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

What one has to do usually can be done.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

All wars eventually act as boomerangs and the victor suffers as much as the vanquished.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

Too often the great decisions are originated and given form in bodies made up wholly of men, or so completely dominated by them that whatever of special value women have to offer is shunted aside without expression.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

You achieve strength, braveness and confidence by each experience in which you really halt to search dread during the deal with

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

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. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must not, for whatever reason, turn his back on life." Another "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

Choose a challenge instead of competence

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

If you lose money you lose much, If you lose friends you lose more, If you lose faith you lose all.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

There never has been security. No man has ever known what he would meet around the next corner; if life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

America is not a pile of goods, more luxury, more comforts, a better telephone system, a greater number of cars. America is a dream of greater justice and opportunity for the average man and, if we can not obtain it, all our other achievements amount to nothing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

Do something everyday that scares you.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

... any citizen should be willing to give all that he has to give his country in work or sacrifice in times of crisis.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

It seems to me of great importance to teach children respect for life. Towards this end, experiments on living animals in classrooms should be stopped. To encourage cruelty in the name of science can only destroy the finer emotions of affection and sympathy, and breed an unfeeling callousness in the young towards suffering in all living creatures.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

There is in every country an antipathy to the foreigner.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

The war for freedom will never really be won because the price of freedom is constant vigilance over ourselves and over our Government.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

The American Dream can no more remain static than can the American nation.... We cannot any longer take an old approach to world problems. They aren't the same problems. It isn't the same world. We must not adopt the methods of our ancestors; instead, we must emulate that pioneer quality in our ancestors that made them attempt new methods for a New World.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

The basis of all good human behavior is kindness.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

Anyone who has gone through great suffering is bound to have a greater sympathy and understanding of the problems of mankind.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

The greatest gift you can give a child is an imagination.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

To most teenagers, life is a strange uncharted land filled with a mixture of new joys, intensely felt, and painful confusions for which they know no anodyne.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

Furnish an example, stop preaching, stop shielding, don't prevent self-reliance and initiative, allow your children to develop along thier own lines.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

It is a rather curious thing to have to divide one's life into personal and official compartments and temporarily put the personal side into its hidden compartment to be taken out again when one's official duties are at an end.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

Life has got to be lived - that's all there is to it. At seventy, I would say the advantage is that you take life more calmly. You know that 'this, too, shall pass!'

By Anonym 20 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

What Would You Do If You Knew You Could Not Fail?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

If you believe that a nation is really better off which achieves for a comparative few, those who are capable of attaining it, high culture, ease, opportunity, and that these few from their enlightenment should give what they consider best to those less favored, then you naturally belong to the Republican Party. But if you believe that people must struggle slowly to the light for themselves, then it seems to me that you are a Democrat.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

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 is own weight, this is a frightening prospect.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

Nothing has ever been achieved by the person who says, ‘It can’t be done.’

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

Each generation supposes that the world was simpler for the one before it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

No one can insult you without your permission.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

What we must learn to do is to create unbreakable bonds between the sciences and the humanities. We cannot procrastinate. The world of the future is in our making. Tomorrow is now.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

I feel that the care of libraries and the use of books, and the knowledge of books, is a tremendously vital thing, and that we who deal with books and who love books have a great opportunity to bring about something in this country which is more vital here than anywhere else, because we have the chance to make a democracy that will be a real democrac.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

For all of us, as we grow older, perhaps the most important thing is to keep alive our love of others and to believe that our love and interest are as vitally necessary to them as to us. This is what makes us keep on growing and refills the fountains of energy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

Ability is not something to be saved, like money, in the hope that you can draw interest on it. The interest comes from the spending. Unused ability, like unused muscles, will atrophy. It is tragic to realize that the majority of human beings, even the so-called educated, call upon only the smallest fraction of their potential capacity. They leave many talents dormant. They fail to develop their mental qualities. They are almost unaware of the degree of energy upon which they might call to build a full and rewarding life.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

It is always disagreeable to take stands. It is always easier to compromise, always easier to let things go. To many women, and I am one of them, it is extraordinarily difficult to care about anything enough to cause disagreement or unpleasant feelings, but I have come to the conclusion that this must be done for a time until we can prove our strength and demand respect for our wishes. We cannot even be of real service in the coming campaign and speak as a united body of women unless we have the respect of men and show that when we express a wish, we are willing to stand by it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

...but there isn't going to be any First Lady. There is just to be plain, ordinary Mrs. Roosevelt...I never wanted to be the president's wife, and don't want it now. You don't quite believe me, do you? Very likely no one would-except possibly some woman who had had the job.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

You'll be "damned if you do, and damned if you don't.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

I have spent many years of my life in opposition, and I rather like the role.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

In business courtesy and efficiency have a symbiotic relationship.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.