Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes

You must do the thing you think you cannot do. No one can make you feel inferrior without your consent. Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you'll be criticized anyway. A stumbling-block for the pessimist is a stepping-stone to the optimist. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude. For our own success to be real, it must contribute to the success of others. Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. A woman is like a tea bag, you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves. Character building begins in our infancy and continues until death. Its better to light a candle than curse the darkness. To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart. 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. It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it and it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. Learn from the mistakes of other. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself. When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it? We gain strenght and courage and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... We must do that which we think we cannot. Anger is one letter short of danger. With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry is own weight, this is a frightening prospect. Do one thing every day that scares you. Many people will walk in and out of your life but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.

Eleanor Roosevelt

1884 - 1962