Eleanor roosevelt portrait 1933

Eleanor Roosevelt

October 11, 1884 - November 7, 1962 ·


Understanding is a two-way street.

- Eleanor Roosevelt (1947) ·

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 (1951) ·

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 have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." … You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

- Eleanor Roosevelt (1960) ·

What we must learn to do is to create unbreakable bonds between the sciences and the humanities. We cannot procrastinate. The world of the future is in our making. Tomorrow is now.

- Eleanor Roosevelt (1963) ·

One thing life has taught me: if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you. All you need to do is to be curious, receptive, eager for experience. And there's one strange thing: when you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else.

- Eleanor Roosevelt (1960) ·