Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was an American politician, diplomat, and activist. She was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, having held the post from March 1933 to April 1945 during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four terms in office, and served as United States Delegate to the United Nations General Assembly from 1945 to 1952. President Harry S. Truman later called her the “First Lady of the World” in tribute to her human rights achievements. Roosevelt was a member of the prominent American Roosevelt and Livingston families and a niece of President Theodore Roosevelt’s.
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.
People Grow Through Experience If They Meet Life Honestly And Courageously. This Is How Character Is Built.
It Is Not Fair To Ask Of Others What You Are Not Willing To Do Yourself.
No One Can Make You Feel Inferior Without Your Consent.
You Have To Accept Whatever Comes And The Only Important Thing Is That You Meet It With Courage And With The Best That You Have To Give.
Only A Man's Character Is The Real Criterion Of Worth.
It Isn't Enough To Talk About Peace. One Must Believe In It. And It Isn't Enough To Believe In It. One Must Work At It.
Probably The Happiest Period In Life Most Frequently Is In Middle Age, When The Eager Passions Of Youth Are Cooled, And The Infirmities Of Age Not Yet Begun; As We See That The Shadows, Which Are At Morning And Evening So Large, Almost Entirely Disappear At Midday.
You Can't Move So Fast That You Try To Change The Mores Faster Than People Can Accept It. That Doesn't Mean You Do Nothing, But It Means That You Do The Things That Need To Be Done According To Priority.
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 Should Be Curiosity.
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 Lived Through This Horror. I Can Take The Next Thing That Comes Along.'
Happiness Is Not A Goal; It Is A By-product.
Friendship With Ones Self Is All Important, Because Without It One Cannot Be Friends With Anyone Else In The World.
Remember Always That You Not Only Have The Right To Be An Individual, You Have An Obligation To Be One.
Do What You Feel In Your Heart To Be Right- For You'll Be Criticized Anyway. You'll Be Damned If You Do, And Damned If You Don't.
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.
Anyone Who Knows History, Particularly The History Of Europe, Will, I Think, Recognize That The Domination Of Education Or Of Government By Any One Particular Religious Faith Is Never A Happy Arrangement For The People.
The Giving Of Love Is An Education In Itself.
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 His Own Weight, This Is A Frightening Prospect.
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.
The Future Belongs To Those Who Believe In The Beauty Of Their Dreams.
If Life Were Predictable It Would Cease To Be Life, And Be Without Flavor.
I Can Not Believe That War Is The Best Solution. No One Won The Last War, And No One Will Win The Next War.
Since You Get More Joy Out Of Giving Joy To Others, You Should Put A Good Deal Of Thought Into The Happiness That You Are Able To Give.
When Will Our Consciences Grow So Tender That We Will Act To Prevent Human Misery Rather Than Avenge It?
Have Convictions. Be Friendly. Stick To Your Beliefs As They Stick To Theirs. Work As Hard As They Do.
Justice Cannot Be For One Side Alone, But Must Be For Both.
I Believe That Anyone Can Conquer Fear By Doing The Things He Fears To Do, Provided He Keeps Doing Them Until He Gets A Record Of Successful Experience Behind Him.
Old Age Has Deformities Enough Of Its Own. It Should Never Add To Them The Deformity Of Vice.
It Is Not More Vacation We Need - It Is More Vocation.
A Little Simplification Would Be The First Step Toward Rational Living, I Think.
A Woman Is Like A Tea Bag - You Can't Tell How Strong She Is Until You Put Her In Hot Water.
Hate And Force Cannot Be In Just A Part Of The World Without Having An Effect On The Rest Of It.
There Are Practical Little Things In Housekeeping Which No Man Really Understands.
What You Don't Do Can Be A Destructive Force.
The Only Advantage Of Not Being Too Good A Housekeeper Is That Your Guests Are So Pleased To Feel How Very Much Better They Are.
The Battle For The Individual Rights Of Women Is One Of Long Standing And None Of Us Should Countenance Anything Which Undermines It.
I'm So Glad I Never Feel Important, It Does Complicate Life!
Anyone Who Thinks Must Think Of The Next War As They Would Of Suicide.
In All Our Contacts It Is Probably The Sense Of Being Really Needed And Wanted Which Gives Us The Greatest Satisfaction And Creates The Most Lasting Bond.
Perhaps Nature Is Our Best Assurance Of Immortality.
Great Minds Discuss Ideas; Average Minds Discuss Events; Small Minds Discuss People.
I Think I Lived Those Years Very Impersonally. It Was Almost As Though I Had Erected Someone Outside Myself Who Was The President's Wife. I Was Lost Somewhere Deep Down Inside Myself. That Is The Way I Felt And Worked Until I Left The White House.
I Used To Tell My Husband That, If He Could Make Me 'Understand' Something, It Would Be Clear To All The Other People In The Country.
My Experience Has Been That Work Is Almost The Best Way To Pull Oneself Out Of The Depths.
You Can Never Really Live Anyone Else's Life, Not Even Your Child's. The Influence You Exert Is Through Your Own Life, And What You've Become Yourself.
Understanding Is A Two-way Street.
When You Cease To Make A Contribution, You Begin To Die.