Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes

Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one. You cannot make any useful contribution in life unless you do this.

I could never say in the morning, “I have a headache and cannot do thus and so”. Headache or no headache, thus and so had to be done.

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

The freedom of man, I contend, is the freedom to eat.

My Pictures are nearly all up and I have you in my sitting room where I can look at you most of my waking hours! I can’t kiss you (in person) so I kiss your picture good night and good morning. (writing from White House to Lorena Hickok – March 9, 1933)

Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.

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.

What you don’t do can be a destructive force.

Democracy cannot be static. Whatever is static is dead.

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.