Top 25 Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes

1. "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."

2. “It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.”

3. “You must do the things you think you cannot do.”

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

5. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”

6. “Happiness is not a goal—it’s a byproduct of a life well lived.”

7. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

8. “For it isn’t enough to talk of peace. One must believe it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.”

9. “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.”

10. “A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.

11. “Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be.”

12. “You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude.”

13. “One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes.”

14. “People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.”

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

16. “The giving of love is an education in itself.”

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

18. “What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?

19. It is not fair to ask of others what you are unwilling to do yourself.

20. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.”

21. “I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.”

22. “Do the things that interest you and do them with all your heart.”

23. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right—for you’ll be criticized anyway.”

24. “Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.”

25. “If someone betrays you once, it’s their fault; if they betray you twice, it’s your fault.”