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.
Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 - 1962)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
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.
Source: My Day, newspaper column, August 7, 1941
Too many of us stay walled up because we are afraid of being hurt. We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.
I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experiences behind him.
The war for freedom will never really be won because the price of freedom is constant vigilance over ourselves and over our Government.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
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