Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes (116 quotes)
“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”
“A woman is like a tea bag - you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.”
As quoted in: The Wit and Wisdom of Eleanor Roosevelt (1996), p. 199
“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.”
As quoted in: "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living" (1944) by Dale Carnegie
My Day (1935 - 1962)
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Born: October 11, 1884
Died: November 7, 1962 (aged 78)
Occupation: First Lady, politician
Bio: Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was the First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945. She supported the New Deal policies of her husband, distant cousin Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and became an advocate for civil rights. After her husband's death in 1945, Roosevelt continued to be an international author, speaker, politician, and activist for the New Deal coalition.
Quote of the day
“In my lifetime, we've gone from Eisenhower to George W. Bush. We've gone from John F. Kennedy to Al Gore. If this is evolution, I believe that in twelve years, we'll be voting for plants.”