Eleanor Roosevelt

1884 - 1962

A Quote by Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on birth, children, curiosity, gifts, and motherhood

I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 - 1962)

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A Quote by Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on clothes and future

You [future first ladies] will feel that you are no longer clothing yourself, you are dressing a public monument.

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 - 1962)

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A Quote by Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on friendship and world

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

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 - 1962)

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A Quote by Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on curiosity, life, and reason

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

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Autobiograhy of Eleanor Roosevelt, 1961

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A Quote by Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on leadership, peace, trying, and wisdom

Perhaps in His wisdom the Almighty is trying to show us that a leader may chart the way, may point out the road to lasting peace, but that many leaders and many peoples must do the building.

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A Quote by Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on impossibility, life, and time

Every time you meet a situation, though you think at the moment 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.

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A Quote by Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on immortality and nature

Perhaps nature is our best assurance of immortality.

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A Quote by Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on country

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This is a strange, little, complacent country [Switzerland], in many ways a USA in miniature but of course nearer the center of disturbance!

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A Quote by Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on inferiority

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 - 1962)

Source: This Is My Story, 1937

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A Quote by Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on confidence, courage, experience, fear, life, and strength

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 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 (1884 - 1962)

Source: Animal Dreams

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