Monday, November 3, 2014

The Words of Eleanor Roosevelt






Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.”

“A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and in all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably with the circumstances of life, knowing that in this world no one is all knowing and therefore all of us need both love and charity.”


“You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” Eleanor Roosevelt

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

It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.”

“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart

“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.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”

“We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.”

“No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.”

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all 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.”

“You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude

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

Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be.”

“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.”

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

“Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art. ”

Happiness is not a goal...it's a by-product of a life well lived.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

“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.”


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