Eleanor Roosevelt Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Eleanor Roosevelt quotes, Eleanor Roosevelt sayings, and Eleanor Roosevelt proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself. Eleanor Roosevelt
You must do the thing that you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt
Each generation supposes that the world was simpler for the one before it. Eleanor Roosevelt
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built. Eleanor Roosevelt
The only things one can admire at length are those one admires without knowing why. Eleanor Roosevelt
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt
Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. Eleanor Roosevelt
If quitting smoking seems hard right now, it is exactly what you should start doing. Eleanor Roosevelt
It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan. Eleanor Roosevelt
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt
The Future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt
Perhaps nature is our best assurance of immortality. Eleanor Roosevelt
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. Eleanor Roosevelt
Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art. Eleanor Roosevelt
The more we simplify our material needs the more we are free to think of other things. Eleanor Roosevelt
A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think. Eleanor Roosevelt
Actors are one family over the entire world. Eleanor Roosevelt
Choose a challenge instead of competence. Eleanor Roosevelt
Light a candle instead of cursing the darkness. Eleanor Roosevelt
It is impossible to be a cynic if you live a good deal with young people. Fundamentally, every young person has a feeling that the future is going to hold something of value. Eleanor Roosevelt
To be a citizen in a democracy, a human being must be given a healthy start. Eleanor Roosevelt
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Eleanor Roosevelt
It is not more vacation we need - it is more vocation. Eleanor Roosevelt
It is equality of monotony which makes the strength of the British Isles. Eleanor Roosevelt
No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful. Eleanor Roosevelt
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. Eleanor Roosevelt
A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water. Eleanor Roosevelt
Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the power to say yes. Eleanor Roosevelt
The greatest tragedy of old age is the tendency for the old to feel unneeded, unwanted, and of no use to anyone; the secret of happiness in the declining years is to remain interested in life, as active as possible, useful to others, busy, and forward looking. Eleanor Roosevelt
Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life. Eleanor Roosevelt