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.

Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favorable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment. Eleanor Roosevelt
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. Eleanor Roosevelt
Poverty is an expensive luxury. We cannot afford it. Eleanor Roosevelt
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. Eleanor Roosevelt
The basis of world peace is the teaching which runs through almost all the great religions of the world. Love thy neighbor as thyself. Eleanor Roosevelt
A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. Eleanor Roosevelt
In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. Eleanor Roosevelt
The only advantage of not being too good a housekeeper is that your guests are so pleased to feel how very much better they are. Eleanor Roosevelt
There are practical little things in housekeeping which no man really understands. Eleanor Roosevelt
Good leaders inspire people to have confidence in their leader. Great leaders inspire people to have confidence in themselves. Eleanor Roosevelt
When you 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.' Eleanor Roosevelt
If the use of leisure time is confined to looking at TV for a few extra hours every day, we will deteriorate as a people. Eleanor Roosevelt
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Eleanor Roosevelt
Do what you feel in your heart to be right—for you’ll be criticized anyway. Eleanor Roosevelt
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Eleanor Roosevelt
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself. Eleanor Roosevelt
This is a strange, little, complacent country [Switzerland], in many ways a USA in miniature but of course nearer the center of disturbance! Eleanor Roosevelt
All wars eventually act as boomerangs and the victor suffers as much as the vanquished. Eleanor Roosevelt
When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die. Eleanor Roosevelt
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. Eleanor Roosevelt
If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor. 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
Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun; as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday. Eleanor Roosevelt
If you have any interests you can gain a wider audience for those interests while the goldfish bowl is yours. Eleanor Roosevelt
Those who attack always do so with greater fervor than those who defend. Eleanor Roosevelt
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt
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. Eleanor Roosevelt
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. Eleanor Roosevelt
Knowledge is learning something every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day. 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