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.
Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 - 1962)
Source: My Day, newspaper column, August 7, 1941
Contributed by: Zaady
After the discovery in 1918 of love letters revealing that Franklin was involved with Lucy Mercer: The bottom dropped out of my own particular world, I faced myself, my surroundings, my world, honestly for the first time.
It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
I believe that all that we go through here must have some value.
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.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are unwilling to do yourself.
Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.
If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.
You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
When you cease to make a contribution you begin to die.
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