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We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.
Eleanor Roosevelt
We must know what we think and speak out, even at the risk of unpopularity.
Eleanor Roosevelt (Tomorrow Is Now, 1963)
Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.
Eleanor Roosevelt (You Learn by Living, 1960)
It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.
Eleanor Roosevelt
The most important thing in any relationship is not what you get but what you give.
Eleanor Roosevelt (This Is My Story, 1937)
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt (Quoted in It Seems to Me: Selected Letters of Eleanor Roosevelt, 2005)
Do one thing everyday that scares you.
Eleanor Roosevelt
If someone betrays you once, it’s their fault; if they betray you twice, it’s your fault.
Eleanor Roosevelt
When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.
Eleanor Roosevelt
A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think. 
Eleanor Roosevelt (My Day, 1936 - 1962)
Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.
Eleanor Roosevelt
Only a man's character is the real criterion of worth.
Eleanor Roosevelt (My Day, 1936 - 1962)
One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes.
Eleanor Roosevelt (You Learn by Living, 1960)
It is not fair to ask of others what you are unwilling to do yourself.
Eleanor Roosevelt (My Day, 1936 - 1962)
What you don't do can be a destructive force.
Eleanor Roosevelt (Tomorrow Is Now, 1963)
Perhaps nature is our best assurance of immortality.
Eleanor Roosevelt
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.
Eleanor Roosevelt
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt (This Is My Story, 1937)
I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then live with that decision.
Eleanor Roosevelt (Quoted by Laurence J. Peter)
Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.
Eleanor Roosevelt
The giving of love is an education in itself.
Eleanor Roosevelt
The only things one can admire at length are those one admires without knowing why.
Eleanor Roosevelt
You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Eleanor Roosevelt (You Learn by Living, 1960)
The world of the future is in our making. Tomorrow is now.
Eleanor Roosevelt (Tomorrow Is Now, 1963)
As for accomplishments, I just did what I had to do as things came along. 
Eleanor Roosevelt
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
Eleanor Roosevelt (My Day, 1936 - 1962)
Understanding is a two-way street.
Eleanor Roosevelt
Example is the best lesson there is.
Eleanor Roosevelt (Tomorrow Is Now, 1963)
A woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.
Eleanor Roosevelt (Quoted in the Wit and Wisdom of Eleanor Roosevelt, 1996)
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
Eleanor Roosevelt (My Day, 1936 - 1962)
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Eleanor Roosevelt Biography

Born: October 11, 1884
Died: November 7, 1962

Eleanor Roosevelt was the First Lady of the United States during her husband Franklin's time in office 1933 - 1945. She is most commonly known today for her diplomacy.

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It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
Adlai Stevenson, Stevenson said this of Eleanor Roosevelt after her death in 1962.

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