I nicknamed Eleanor Roosevelt “E. Rose” because she’s that cool, she can go by just 1 letter. Kinda like “P Diddy”, but not…

Anyway, Eleanor Roosevelt is A BIG inspiration to me!! Here are some of my favorite quotes from her!

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

Autobiographies are only useful as the lives you read about and analyze may suggest to you something that you may find useful in your own journey through life.

Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.

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

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.

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.

It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.

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

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

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.

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

People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.

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.

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

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.

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

You must do the things you think you cannot do.

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.’

Eleanor Roosevelt’s Best Quotes