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.


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

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

Each generation supposes that the world was simpler for the one before it.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

The only things one can admire at length are those one admires without knowing why.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

If quitting smoking seems hard right now, it is exactly what you should start doing.     

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

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

Perhaps nature is our best assurance of immortality.     

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

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

Actors are one family over the entire world.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

Choose a challenge instead of competence.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

Light a candle instead of cursing the darkness.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

It is impossible to be a cynic if you live a good deal with young people. Fundamentally, every young person has a feeling that the future is going to hold something of value.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

To be a citizen in a democracy, a human being must be given a healthy start.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

It is not more vacation we need - it is more vocation.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

It is equality of monotony which makes the strength of the British Isles.     

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

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the power to say yes.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

The greatest tragedy of old age is the tendency for the old to feel unneeded, unwanted, and of no use to anyone; the secret of happiness in the declining years is to remain interested in life, as active as possible, useful to others, busy, and forward looking.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Eleanor Roosevelt