“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt
Former First Lady of the United States

Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes on Love, Hope & Strength:

Campaign behavior for wives: Always be on time. Do as little talking as humanly possible. Lean back in the parade car so everybody can see the president.
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.
It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes.
The giving of love is an education in itself.
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.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.

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

Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes on Decisions, Actions & More:

Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.
Do the things that interest you and do them with all your heart.
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.
Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.
Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.
It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.
I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.
You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Friendship with oneself is all-important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.



Eleanor Roosevelt was an American diplomat and activist. During her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four terms in office, she served as the First Lady of the United States from March 4, 1933, to April 12, 1945. She holds the record for being the longest-serving First Lady of the United States. 

Roosevelt significantly redefined the role of First Lady. She was the first presidential spouse to hold regular press conferences. Besides, she was the first First Lady to write a daily newspaper column, write a monthly magazine column, host a weekly radio show, and speak at a national party convention. At times, she publicly disagreed with her husband’s policies.

Roosevelt convinced the United States to join and support the United Nations. She served as the first delegate of the United States to the United Nations from 1945 to 1952. She headed the first chair of the UN Commission on Human Rights and oversaw the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

In an obituary, The New York Times called her “the object of almost universal respect”. In 1999, Gallup placed her on the ninth spot on its list of Most Widely Admired People of the 20th Century.