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Accomplishments As for accomplishments, I just did what I had to do as things came along. I got the most satisfaction from my work in the UN. There I was part of the second great experiment to bring countries together and to get them to work for a peaceful atmosphere in the world, and I still feel it important to strengthen this organization in every way. Eleanor Roosevelt Source:Eleanor:The Years Alone, pp238 Consent No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Eleanor Roosevelt Choices 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. Eleanor Roosevelt Contribution "When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die." Eleanor Roosevelt Source:http://www.success.com/article/profiles-in-greatness-eleanor-roosevelt Control Of Schools Those of us who believe in the right of any human being to belong to whatever church he sees fit, and to worship God in his own way, cannot be accused of prejudice when we do not want to see public education connected with religious control of the schools, which are paid for by taxpayers' money. Eleanor Roosevelt Courage 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 have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt Dealing With Russians Have convictions. Be friendly. Stick to your beliefs as they stick to theirs. Work as hard as they do. We shall have to work very hard to understand them, because they start from a different background. They have a great belief in their own reasoning and if we don't have just as great convictions, they won't understand. Eleanor Roosevelt Source:Eleanor:The Years Alone Decision "The things you refuse to meet today always come back at you later on, usually under circumstances which make the decision twice as difficult as it originally was." Eleanor Roosevelt http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Eleanor.Roosevelt.Quote.4F7D Democratic Party I want unity but above everything else, I want a party that will fight for the things we know to be right at home and abroad. Eleanor Roosevelt 1959 The meaning of democracy and we must think of that very seriously. There are new problems. They must be met in new ways....It is a foolish thing to say that you pledge yourself to live up to the traditions of the New Deal and the Fair Deal--of course, you are proud of those traditions; of course you are proud to have the advice of the elders in our party, but our party is young and vigorous. Our party may be the oldest democratic party, but our party must live as a young party, and it must have young leadership. It must have younge people, and they must be allowed to lead. They must not lean on their tradition. They must be proud of it. They must take into account the advice of the elders, but they must have the courage to look ahead, to face new problems with new solutions. Eleanor Roosevelt Source:Eleanor:The Years Alone, pp257 Depression If I feel depressed, I go to work. Eleanor Roosevelt Do What's Right "Do what you feel in your heart to be right—for you'll be criticized anyway." Eleanor Roosevelt Source:http://www.success.com/article/profiles-in-greatness-eleanor-roosevelt Enslaving "One of the best ways of enslaving a people is to keep them from education." Eleanor Roosevelt Source:http://www.success.com/article/profiles-in-greatness-eleanor-roosevelt Fact We have to face the fact that either all of us are going to die together or we are going to learn to live together and if we are to live together we have to talk. Eleanor Roosevelt Fair "It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself." Eleanor Roosevelt SOURCE:http://www.personal.psu.edu/users/m/e/mep171/random.htm Fear ”Do one thing every day that scares you. 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.” Eleanor Roosevelt Source:http://tobefree.wordpress.com/2012/02/18/eleanor-roosevelt-do-things- youre-afraid-to-do-conquering-fear-by-doing/ Franklin D. Roosevelt We miss hearing his voice in our living room. You know I think he gave people a sense of security. They felt he had a pretty complete understanding of their own problems and the problems they must face in the rest of the world. Hearing his voice, they were inclined to feel they were part of what was going on. Now, they feel left out. Franklin had a good way of simplifying things. He made people feel that he had a real understanding of things and they felt they had about the same understanding. Eleanor Roosevelt Source:Interview, April 6, 1947 Future The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt Happiness Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. Eleanor Roosevelt Source:http://www.verybestquotes.com/giving-of-love-is-an- education-eleanor-roosevelt-quote-of-the-day/ Hate Hate and force cannot be in just a part of the world without having an effect on the rest of it. Eleanor Roosevelt Source:http://www.verybestquotes.com/giving-of-love-is-an- education-eleanor-roosevelt-quote-of-the-day/ Hiroshima It is always hard to tell people that it is the causes of the war which bring about such things as Hiroshima, and that we must try to eliminate these causes because if there is another Pearl Harbor, there will be undoubtedly be another Hiroshima. Somehow I have tried to get this point across. Eleanor Roosevelt Source:Eleanor:The Years Alone, pp225 Joy "You get more joy out of the giving to others, and should put a good deal of thought into the happiness you are able to give." Eleanor Roosevelt Source:http://www.success.com/article/profiles-in-greatness-eleanor-roosevelt Labels Of course, I do not believe in having everyone who is a liberal called a communist, or everyone who is conservative called a fasciast, but I think it is possible to determine whether one is one or the other and it does not take too long to do so. Eleanor Roosevelt Source:Eleanor:The Years Alone Legislators I am interested in the way all legislators react. I think not having strong convictions they doubt their ability to defend a position which they may take, so they can not decide on any position and go on arguing pros and cons endlessly. Eleanor Roosevelt Source:Eleanor:The Years Alone Liberty "We do not move forward by curtailing people's liberty because we are afraid of what they may do or say." Eleanor Roosevelt [Anna Eleanor Roosevelt] Source: The Nation, 1940 Love "The giving of love is an education in itself." Eleanor Roosevelt Source:http://www.messiahsb.com/opinions/february-is-the-season-for-love- 1.2763315#.Tyx2F1lfS5M McCarthyism I want to be able to sit down with anyone who may have a new idea and not be afraid of contamination by association. In a democracy you must be able to meet with people and augue your point of view--people whom you have not screened beforehand. That must be part of the freedom of people in the United States. Eleanor Roosevelt Source:Eleanor:The Years Alone, pp234 "Smearing good people like Lauchlin Currie [former administrative assistant to President Roosevelt], Alger Hiss and others is, I think, unforgiveable... Anyone knowing Mr. Currie or Mr. Hiss, who are the two people whom I happen to know fairly well, would not need any denial on their part to know they are not Communists. Their records prove it." Eleanor Roosevelt Source: "Washington Daily News", August 16th , 1948 http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Eleanor.Roosevelt.Quote.1C6B Minds "poor minds talk about other people, average minds talk about events, and great minds talk about ideas." Eleanor Roosevelt Source:http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/02/03/3709231/gop-candidate -ron-pauls-ideas.html Name To have a friend who knows you by name gives you a sence that you are not alone in the world. Eleanor Roosevelt Source:Eleanor:The Years Alone, pp307 Nixon I have no respect for the way in which he accused Helen Gahagan Douglas of being a Communist because he knew that was how he would be elected, and I have no respect for the kind of charactor that takes advantage and does something that they know is not true. He knew that she might be a Liberal but he knew quite well, having known her and worked with her, that she was not a Communist. I have always felt that anyone who wanted an election so much that they would use those means did not have the charactor that I really admired in public life. Eleanor Roosevelt Source:Eleanor:The Years Alone, pp261 Philosophy "One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves." Eleanor Roosevelt Source:http://www.success.com/article/profiles-in-greatness-eleanor-roosevelt Prepare for Opportunity Perhaps the most important thing that has come out of my life is the discovery that if you prepare yourself at every point as well as you can, with whatever means you have, however meager they may seem, you will be able to grasp opportunity for broader expedrience when it appears. Without preparation you cannot do it. Eleanor Roosevelt Source:The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt Progressives If we fail to meet our problems here, no one else in the world will do so. If we fail, the heart goes out of progressives thoughout the world. Eleanor Roosevelt Source:Eleanor:The Years Alone Religious Right Spiritual leadership should remain spiritual leadership and the temporal power should not become too important in any church. Eleanor Roosevelt Anyone who knows history, particularly the history of Europe, will, I think, recognize that the domination of education or of government by any one particular religious faith is never a happy arrangement for the people. Eleanor Roosevelt Self-control I have a great objection to seeing anyone, particularly anyone I care about, lose his self-control. Eleanor Roosevelt Source:My Day, Feb 3, 1958 Harry S. Truman Is there anything we can do for you? For you are the one in trouble now. Eleanor Roosevelt's response to Harry S. Truman upon his offer of assistance following the death of FDR, 3-22-45 Uncle Theodore "I think I have a good deal of my Uncle Theodore in me, because I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on." Eleanor Roosevelt Source:http://www.success.com/article/profiles-in-greatness-eleanor-roosevelt US Marines "I have been to the front lines and seen the boys. The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!" Eleanor Roosevelt Without Voice Too often the great decisions are originated and given form in bodies made up wholly of men, or so completely dominated by them that whatever of special value women have to offer is shunted aside without expression. Eleanor Roosevelt Source:Speech, UN, Dec 1952 Women A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she's in hot water. Eleanor Roosevelt

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