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Eleanor Roosevelt quotes

As for accomplishments, I just did what I had to do as things came along.

The battle for the individual rights of women is one of long standing and none of us should countenance anything which undermines it.

My experience has been that work is almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.

I can not believe that war is the best solution. No one won the last war, and no one will win the next war.

Hate and force cannot be in just a part of the world without having an effect on the rest of it.

I used to tell my husband that, if he could make me 'understand' something, it would be clear to all the other people in the country.

I'm so glad I never feel important, it does complicate life!

What you don't do can be a destructive force.

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

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

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

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

Only a man's character is the real criterion of worth.

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

Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.

Ambition is pitiless. Any merit that it cannot use it finds despicable.

Perhaps nature is our best assurance of immortality.

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

Anyone who thinks must think of the next war as they would of suicide.

Actors are one family over the entire world.