Eleanor Roosevelt is one of the most powerful women in her time, as she was the First Lady of the US, serving with her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt. She served from 1933 to 1945 and has contributed to the betterment of human rights, especially women’s rights, good governance, and a lot more. And even after her husband’s presidency and death, she continued to serve the government and then the UN. She was given the title, “First Lady of the World” by President Harry S. Truman, an achievement she does deserve.
She was known for her outspokenness, which may have sparked a lot of controversy during her time, but her unprecedented passion for a better nation yielded results that we benefit until today. When President Roosevelt suffered from polio, she began doing speeches and campaigns in his place (now that’s some relationship goals there). Because of her efforts, she shaped and redefine the role of the First Lady which was followed even until today.
We checked on some of her quotes, which reflect to the wisdom and character Ms. Roosevelt had. We look up to her as a woman of stature. Through her words, we see how strong she can be, and how loving of a woman she was.
As much as we were empowered by her words, we hope that you learn a thing or two from her.
“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”
“A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.”
“It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.”
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”
“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.”
“No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.”
“Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.”
“Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well lived.”
“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.”
“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.”
“I can not believe that war is the best solution. No one won the last war, and no one will win the next war.”
“Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.”
“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.”
“To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.”
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