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50 Best Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes and Sayings for Inspiration

Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes

Eleanor Roosevelt was a political figure, diplomat, and activist in the United States.

She was the first lady of the United States from March 4, 1933, to April 12, 1945, during President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four years in office, making her the country’s longest-serving first lady.

From 1945 until 1952, Roosevelt was the United States Delegate to the United Nations General Assembly.

In honor of her human rights achievements, President Harry S. Truman subsequently called her the “First Lady of the World.”

We have curated some of the top quotes from Eleanor Roosevelt for you.


Best Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes

1. “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

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2. “Power corrupts. Knowledge is power. Study hard. Be evil.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

3. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

4. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

5. “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).

6. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

7. “Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

8. “Do one thing every day that scares you.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

9. “Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

10. “You must do the things you think you cannot do.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

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11. “True hospitality consists of giving the best of yourself to your guests.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

12. “Poor minds talk about people. Average minds talk about events. Great minds talk about ideas.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

13. “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.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

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14. “Do one thing everyday that scares you. Those small things that make us uncomfortable help us build courage to do the work we do.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

15. “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

16. “A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

17. “Today is the oldest you’ve ever been, and the youngest you’ll ever be again.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

18. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

19. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

20. “Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

21. “Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

22. “It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

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23. “I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

24. “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights…” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

Top Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes

25. “Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

26. “You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

27. “You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

28. “America is all about speed. Hot, nasty, bad-ass speed.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

29. “Human resources are the most valuable assets the world has. They are all needed desperately.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

30. “I can’t tell you how to succeed, but I can tell you how to fail: Try to please everybody.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

31. “Anger is one letter short of danger.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

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32. “People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

33. “The destiny of human rights is in the hands of all our citizens in all our communities.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

34. “The choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

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35. “Be flexible, but stick to your principles.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

36. “Some people are going to leave a mark on this world, while others will leave a stain.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

37. “Great leaders inspire people to have confidence in themselves.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

38. “It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

39. “It is today that we create the world of the future.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

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40. “Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

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

42. “Surely, in the light of history, it is more intelligent to hope rather than to fear, to try rather than not to try. For one thing we know beyond all doubt: nothing has ever been achieved by the person who says: it can’t be done.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

43. “The greatest gift you can give a child is an imagination.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

44. “Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

45. “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).

46. “The future is literally in our hands to mold as we like. But we cannot wait until tomorrow. Tomorrow is now.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

47. “All of life is a constant education.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

48. “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.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

49. “A stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping-stone to the optimist.” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).

50. “The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!” ~ (Eleanor Roosevelt).


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