Eleanor Roosevelt Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old eleanor roosevelt quotes, eleanor roosevelt sayings, and eleanor roosevelt proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face . . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do     

Eleanor Roosevelt

Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.     

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

Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.     

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

It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

A little simplicity would be the first step toward rational living, I think.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

The more we simplify our material needs the more we are free to think of other things.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

Beatiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

We have to face the fact that either all of us are going to die together or we are going to learn to live together and if we are to live together we have to talk.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

I think somehow we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.     

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

Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice.     

Eleanor Roosevelt