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

A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.


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


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


In all our contacts it is probably the sense of being really needed and wanted which gives us the greatest satisfaction and creates the most lasting bond.


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


Sometimes I wonder if we shall ever grow up in our politics and say definite things which mean something, or whether we shall always go on using generalities to which everyone can subscribe, and which mean very little.


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


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.


When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?


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


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


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


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


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


I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.


Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.


What one has to do usually can be done.


The Bible illustrated by Dore occupied many of my hours - and I think probably gave me many nightmares.


When life is too easy for us, we must beware or we may not be ready to meet the blows which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor.


You can't move so fast that you try to change the mores faster than people can accept it. That doesn't mean you do nothing, but it means that you do the things that need to be done according to priority.


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