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Eleanor Roosevelt
October 11, 1884 - November 7, 1962
Nationality: American
Category: First Lady
Subcategory: American Firstlady

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 lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'


Actors are one family over the entire world.

    Topics: Show Business

Perhaps nature is our best assurance of immortality.


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


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.


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


One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.


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


Understanding is a two-way street.


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


You can never really live anyone else's life, not even your child's. The influence you exert is through your own life, and what you've become yourself.


No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.


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


Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry is own weight, this is a frightening prospect.


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


I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experience behind him.


Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.


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


Women are like teabags. We don't know our true strength until we are in hot water!


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.


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