Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes On Fear and The Purpose of life

Eleanor Roosevelt was a powerful voice for women and for change. She was a tireless advocate for human rights, and her quotes continue to inspire people around the world. Here are some of our favorite Eleanor Roosevelt quotes.

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Eleanor Roosevelt was born on October 11, 1884 in New York City. She was a remarkable woman who led an active life of activism and political leadership. She was a strong supporter of civil rights and women’s rights, and she worked tirelessly to promote social justice and human rights. She was a powerful voice for the oppressed and the marginalized, and she left a lasting legacy of compassion and social activism.

Eleanor was a bright and curious child, and she loved learning. After she graduated from college, she married Franklin D. Roosevelt, who later became President of the United States. Eleanor was a devoted wife and mother, and she also worked tirelessly to improve the lives of ordinary Americans.

She was a powerful and influential First Lady, and she continued to be a leader and advocate for human rights after her husband’s death.

Eleanor was a remarkable woman, and her quotes are just as inspiring. In her lifetime, she was a politician, diplomat, and activist. 

She was also the longest-serving First Lady in American history. Her quotes reflect her wisdom and her passion for helping others. If you’re looking for a dose of inspiration, look no further than Eleanor Roosevelt quotes.

62 Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes

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

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

3. “Do one thing every day that scares you.”

4. “A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water.”

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

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

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

9. “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.”

10. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”

11. “What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?”

12. “When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?”

13. “Every time you meet a situation you think at the time it is an impossibility and you go through the tortures of the damned, once you have met it and lived through it, you find that forever after you are freer than you were before.”

14. “The giving of love is an education in itself.”

15. “You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude

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16. “I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do .”

17. “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.”

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

19. “It’s your life-but only if you make it so.”

20. “All of life is a constant education.”

21. “Never be bored, and you will never be boring.”

22. “You have to accept whatever comes, and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.”

23. “One thing life has taught me: if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you. When you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else.”

24. “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.”

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

26. “A stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping-stone to the optimist.”

27. “Be confident, not certain”

28. “People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.”

29. “We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it as not as dreadful as it appears, discovering that we have the strength to stare it down.”

30. “He who learns but does not think is lost. He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.”

Inspirational Eleanor Roosevelt quotes

31. “When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.”

32. “It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.”

33. “You always admire what you really don’t understand.”

34. “Work is always an antidote to depression.”

35. “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.”

36. “I have never felt that anything really mattered but knowing that you stood for the things in which you believed and had done the very best you could.”

37. “I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.”

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

39. “Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual; you have an obligation to be one. You cannot make any useful contribution in life unless you do this.”

40. “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.”

41. “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.”

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Thought-provoking Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes 

42. “If someone betrays you once, it’s their fault; if they betray you twice, it’s your fault.”

43. “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.”

44. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

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

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

47. “Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual you have an obligation to be one.”

48. “Light a candle instead of cursing the darkness.”

49. “I could not at any age be content to take my place in a corner by the fireside and simply look on. ”

50. “The reason that fiction is more interesting than any other form of literature, to those who really like to study people, is that in fiction the author can really tell the truth without humiliating himself.”

51. “There is not human being from whom we cannot learn something if we are interested enough to dig deep.”

52. “We have to face the fact that either all of us are going to die together or we are going to learn to live together, and if we are to live together we have to talk.”

53. “It is a brave thing to have courage to be an individual; it is also, perhaps, a lonely thing. But it is better than not being an individual, which is to be nobody at all.”

54. “Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well lived.”

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

56. “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. ”

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

58. “Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life. ”

59. “Will people ever be wise enough to refuse to follow bad leaders or to take away the freedom of other people?”

60. “Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.”

61. “Today is the oldest you’ve ever been, and the youngest you’ll ever be again.”

62. “Character building begins in our infancy and continues until death.”

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