Quotes from Eleanor Roosevelt

These six quotations from former First Lady and lifelong humanitarian Eleanor Roosevelt seem especially appropriate for the times we’re living in.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.

Today is the oldest you’ve ever been, and the youngest you’ll ever be again.

Happiness is not a goal, it is a by-product. …For what keeps our interest in life and makes us look forward to tomorrow is giving pleasure to other people.

We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time meeting each thing as it comes up, seeing it as not as dreadful as it appears, discovering that we have the strength to stare it down.

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.” You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

Retrieved from the CNN App on October 25, 2020. https://www.cnn.com/ampstories/politics/eleanor-roosevelt-six-quotes-to-live-by

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