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We have to face the fact that either all of us are going to die together or we are going
to learn to live together, and if we are to live together we have to talk.
Eleanor Roosevelt

To handle yourself, use your head. To handle others, use your heart.
Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why we call it "The
Present".
Eleanor Roosevelt

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

It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Do one thing everyday that scares you.
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

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

Happiness is not a goal. It's a by-product of a life well lived.
Eleanor Roosevelt

I can not believe that war is the best solution. No one won the last war, and no one will win
the next war.
Eleanor Roosevelt

One thing life taught me: if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests.
They come to you. When you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to
something else.
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." Christ, some of the great Jewish teachers, Buddha,
all preached it. Their followers forgot it. What is the trouble between capital and labor, what
is the trouble in many of our communities, but rather a universal forgetting that this teaching
is one of our first obligations.
Eleanor Roosevelt

The giving of love is an education in itself.
Eleanor Roosevelt

In all our contacts it is probably the sense of being really needed and wanted which gives us
the greatest satisfaction and creates the most lasting bond.
Eleanor Roosevelt

A woman will always have to be better than a man in any job she undertakes.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Courage is exhilarating.
Eleanor Roosevelt

A mature person is one who 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 with the circumstances of life.
Eleanor Roosevelt

A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Work is always an antidote to depression.
Eleanor Roosevelt

When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather
than avenge it?
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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.
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

What is to give light must endure the burning.
Eleanor Roosevelt

As for accomplishments, I just did what I had to do as things came along.
Eleanor Roosevelt

You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they
do.
Eleanor Roosevelt

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

I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the power to say yes.
Eleanor Roosevelt

No one won the last war, and no one will win the next war.
Eleanor Roosevelt

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.
Eleanor Roosevelt

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