Read the 42 inspirational quotes & sayings from Eleanor Roosevelt.
Eleanor Roosevelt is famous for serving as the first lady during the presidency of her husband, Franklin D. Roosevelt.
She is famous for her advocacy on behalf of liberal causes, and for her leading role in drafting the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. She was one of the world’s most widely admired and powerful women of her time.
Read the best inspirational sayings & motivational quotes from Eleanor Roosevelt about what is life, how to learn from it, what is the purpose of life, how to believe & fulfill your dream.
Eleanor Roosevelt Inspiring Quotes
Life & learning from it
1. “Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
2. “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.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
3. “People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
4. “Character building begins in our infancy and continues until death.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
5. “You always admire what you really don’t understand.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
6. “A great deal of fear is a result of just “not knowing.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
The purpose of life
7. “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for a newer and richer experience.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
8. “Life is meant to be live, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
Live an adventure life
9. “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.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
10. “You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
Everything is about you
11. “If someone betrays you once, it’s their fault; if they betray you twice, it’s your fault.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
12. “No one can make you feel inferior without your permission.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
13. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
What is Happiness?
14. “Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well-lived.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
Who is a mature person?
15. “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.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
Believe your dreams
16. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
You can do
17. “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.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
18. “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
19. “Do one thing every day that scares you.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
20. “I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
Have the courage
21. “It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
22. “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.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
Who is a true friend?
23. “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
Make friendship with yourself
24. “Friendship with oneself is all-important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
25. “It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
26. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
27. “Good leaders inspire people to have confidence in their leader. Great leaders inspire people to have confidence in themselves.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
Importance of work
28. “Work is always an antidote to depression.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
29. “Do the things that interest you and do them with all your heart.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
30. “Don’t be concerned about whether people are watching you or criticizing you. The chances are that they aren’t paying any attention to you. It’s your attention to yourself that is so stultifying.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
31. “If you fail the first time then you’ll just have to try harder the second time. After all, there’s no real reason why you should fail. Just stop thinking about yourself.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
32. “I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
33. “The Future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
34. “A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
35. “No matter how plain a woman may be if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
36. “We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
37. “Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
38. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
39. “You have to accept whatever comes, and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
40. “Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
41. “Great minds talk about ideas; small minds talk about people.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
42. “Nothing has ever been achieved by the person who says, It can’t be done.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
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