Best 5 Eleanor Roosevelt Quotations To Enlighten You

Last Updated November 5th 2017

First Lady Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was a member of the eminent American Roosevelt and Livingston families. In fact, she was a niece of President Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United State.

She herself was married to Franklin D. Roosevelt who was 32nd President of the United States.

Though Eleanor was known as the “World’s Most Admired Woman”, but her personal life was mired in controversy; her speculative relationship with a lesbian journalist Lorena Hickok and their intimate letters.

best 5 eleanor roosevelt quotationsThis “First Lady of the World” left an amazing collection written work. She wrote twenty-seven books, over 8,000 columns, and more than 555 articles during her lifetime.

Best 5 Eleanor Roosevelt Quotations

Anyway, here is my favorite best five Eleanor Roosevelt quotations for you to ponder over.

 


“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. ” – Eleanor Roosevelt

(You Learn by Living: 11 Keys For A More Fulfilling Life by Eleanor Roosevelt, Westminister John Knox Press, 1960, Fear The Great Enemy; p.29)

(This quote is also found in: The Wisdom of Eleanor Roosevelt by Philosophical Library, edited by Donald Wigal, Open Road Media, 2010, 1960-1962, no. 307; p.1960)


“A book is made to be read, not to be held.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

(You Learn by Living: 11 Keys For A More Fulfilling Life by Eleanor Roosevelt Westminister John Knox Press, 1960, Fear The Great Enemy; p.29)


“One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

(You Learn by Living; 11 Keys For A More Fulfilling Life by Eleanor Roosevelt, Westminister John Knox Press, 1960, Foreword; Hyde Park 1960)


“…All of life is a constant education.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

(My Day by Eleanor Roosevelt; December 22, 1945)

(This quote is also found in: The Wisdom of Eleanor Roosevelt by Philosophical Library, edited by Donald Wigal, Open Road Media, 2010, 1940-1949, no. 138; p.1946)


“There is no experience from which you can’t learn something.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

(You Learn by Living: 11 Keys For A More Fulfilling Life by Eleanor Roosevelt, Westminister John Knox Press, 1960, Foreword; Hyde Park 1960)

(This quote is also found in: Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 1: The Early Years, 1884-1933 by Blanche Wiesen Cook, Penguin, 1993, Introduction)


 

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