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17 Quotes from the Ever-Inspiring Eleanor Roosevelt on Life's Lessons

Updated: Apr 29

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Eleanor Roosevelt was probably the most admired and powerful women of her time. Although she was the First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945, wife of Franklin D. Roosevelt 32 President of the United States, she was also a United Nations diplomat and humanitarian in her own right.

I Hope You Enjoy these 17 Quotes from the Ever-Inspiring Eleanor Roosevelt on Life!

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1. It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.

2. No man is defeated without until he has been defeated within.

3. Do one thing every day that scares you.

4. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.

5. 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.

6. Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you'll be criticised anyway.

7. Remember always that you not only have the right to be individual, you have an obligation to be one.

8. You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

9. 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.

10. With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.

11. The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.

12. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

13. Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.

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14. A woman is like a tea bag—you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water

15. 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.

16. I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.

17. Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.

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