Edgar Allan Poe quotes

Born
October 11, 1884, New York City, New York, U.S.

Died
November 7, 1962.

Occupation
Politician.

Eleanor Roosevelt was an American politician, diplomat, and activist. She was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, having held the post from March 1933 to April 1945 during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four terms in office.

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Only a man’s character is the real criterion of worth.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
You must do the things you think you cannot do.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
I’m so glad I never feel important, it does complicate life!
– 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
As for accomplishments, I just did what I had to do as things came along.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
It is not more vacation we need – it is more vocation.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
What you don’t do can be a destructive force.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
What one has to do usually can be done.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Ambition is pitiless. Any merit that it cannot use it finds despicable.
– 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
We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
The Bible illustrated by Dore occupied many of my hours – and I think probably gave me many nightmares.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
The only things one can admire at length are those one admires without knowing why.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes… and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Understanding is a two-way street.
– 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 should be curiosity.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
The mother of a family should look upon her housekeeping and the planning of meals as a scientific occupation.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Have convictions. Be friendly. Stick to your beliefs as they stick to theirs. Work as hard as they do.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
You can never really live anyone else’s life, not even your child’s. The influence you exert is through your own life, and what you’ve become yourself.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Anyone who knows history, particularly the history of Europe, will, I think, recognize that the domination of education or of government by any one particular religious faith is never a happy arrangement for the people.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Actors are one family over the entire world.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Anyone who thinks must think of the next war as they would of suicide.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
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.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
The giving of love is an education in itself.
– 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
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
I have spent many years of my life in opposition, and I rather like the role.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Perhaps nature is our best assurance of immortality.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Hate and force cannot be in just a part of the world without having an effect on the rest of it.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
I do not think that I am a natural born mother… If I ever wanted to mother anyone, it was my father.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
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.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
The battle for the individual rights of women is one of long standing and none of us should countenance anything which undermines it.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
You can’t move so fast that you try to change the mores faster than people can accept it. That doesn’t mean you do nothing, but it means that you do the things that need to be done according to priority.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Friendship with ones self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
My experience has been that work is almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
– Eleanor Roosevelt