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52 Famous Quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt
10/11/1884 - 11/7/1962
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Anna Eleanor Roosevelt     eleanor_roosevelt     First lady Eleanor Roosevelt
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About Eleanor Roosevelt

Good friends are like stars.... You don't always see them, but you know they are always there

Best friend Quotes, by Eleanor Roosevelt

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So much attention is paid to the aggressive sins, such as violence and cruelty and greed with all their tragic effects, that too little attention is paid to the passive sins, such as apathy and laziness, which in the long run can have a more devastating effect.

Apathy Quotes, by Eleanor Roosevelt

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Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.

Justice Quotes, by Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Dreams Quotes, by Eleanor Roosevelt

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A mature person is one who is does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably

Maturity Quotes, by Eleanor Roosevelt

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Understanding is a two-way street.

Understanding Quotes, by Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Friendship Quotes, by Eleanor Roosevelt

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I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.

Flattery Quotes, by Eleanor Roosevelt

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You must do the thing you think you cannot do

Doing your best Quotes, by Eleanor Roosevelt

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The battle for the individual rights of women is one of long standing and none of us should countenance anything which undermines it.

Feminism Quotes, by Eleanor Roosevelt

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Hate and force cannot be in just a part of the world without having an effect on the rest of it.

Force Quotes, by Eleanor Roosevelt

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I hope your dreams take you... to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known.

Graduation Quotes, by Eleanor Roosevelt

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The kind of man who thinks that helping with the dishes is beneath him will also think that helping with the baby is beneath him, and then he certainly is not going to be a very successful father

Helpfulness Quotes, by Eleanor Roosevelt

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I used to tell my husband that, if he could make me 'understand' something, it would be clear to all the other people in the country.

Husbands Quotes, by Eleanor Roosevelt

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It was a wife's duty to be interested in whatever interested her husband, whether it was politics, books, or a particular dish for dinner.

Husbands Quotes, by Eleanor Roosevelt

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No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Inferiority Quotes, by Eleanor Roosevelt

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So much attention is paid to the aggressive sins, such as violence and cruelty and greed with all their tragic effects, that too little attention is paid to the passive sins, such as apathy and laziness, which in the long run can have a more devastating effect.

Laziness Quotes, by Eleanor Roosevelt

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Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people

Mind Quotes, by Eleanor Roosevelt

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One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes ... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.

Philosophy Quotes, by Eleanor Roosevelt

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Sometimes I wonder if we shall ever grow up in our politics and say definite things which mean something, or whether we shall always go on using generalities to which everyone can subscribe, and which mean very little.

Politics Quotes, by Eleanor Roosevelt

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There are practical little things in housekeeping which no man really understands.

Practicality Quotes, by Eleanor Roosevelt

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A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water.

Tea Quotes, by Eleanor Roosevelt

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Why do they rate a movie "R" for "adult language?" The only people I hear using that language are teenagers

Teenage Quotes, by Eleanor Roosevelt

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It was a wife's duty to be interested in whatever interested her husband, whether it was politics, books, or a particular dish for dinner.

Wives Quotes, by Eleanor Roosevelt

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I think we ought to impress on both our girls and boys that successful marriages require just as much work, just as much intelligence and just as much unselfish devotion, as they give to any position they undertake to fill on a paid basis.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Eleanor Roosevelt

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