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.


Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favorable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.      

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

Poverty is an expensive luxury. We cannot afford it.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

The basis of world peace is the teaching which runs through almost all the great religions of the world. Love thy neighbor as thyself.     

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

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

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

There are practical little things in housekeeping which no man really understands.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

Good leaders inspire people to have confidence in their leader. Great leaders inspire people to have confidence in themselves.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

When you 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

If the use of leisure time is confined to looking at TV for a few extra hours every day, we will deteriorate as a people.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

This is a strange, little, complacent country [Switzerland], in many ways a USA in miniature but of course nearer the center of disturbance!     

Eleanor Roosevelt

All wars eventually act as boomerangs and the victor suffers as much as the vanquished.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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

Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun; as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

If you have any interests you can gain a wider audience for those interests while the goldfish bowl is yours.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

Those who attack always do so with greater fervor than those who defend.      

Eleanor Roosevelt