Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

American politician
11 October 1884 — 7 November 1962

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Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.

If I feel depressed I go to work. Work is always an antidote for depression.

I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then live with that decision.

Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence.

I think, at a child`s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.

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.

Friendship with oneself is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.

Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.

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

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.

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

I once 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.

Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn`t have the power to say yes.

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