Eleanor Roosevelt Top 10 Quotes

We face the future fortified with the lessons we have learned from the past. It is today that we must create the world of the future.
Eleanor Roosevelt (Tomorrow Is Now, 1963)
I cannot believe that war is the best solution. No one won the last war and no one will win the next.
Eleanor Roosevelt (Letter to Harry S. Truman, 1948)
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt (This Is My Story, 1937)
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
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)
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.
Eleanor Roosevelt (Tomorrow Is Now, 1963)
The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.
Eleanor Roosevelt (You Learn by Living, 1960)
Great minds discuss ideas; 
Average minds discuss events; 
Small minds discuss people.
Eleanor Roosevelt
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'
Eleanor Roosevelt (You Learn by Living, 1960)
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)
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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.

Notable Works

This Is My Story (1937)
You Learn by Living (1960)
The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt (1961)
My Day (1936 - 1962)
Tomorrow Is Now (1963)

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