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You must do the thing that you think you cannot do. ...
by Eleanor Roosevelt

You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Related topics: Bold Choice Courage Adventure Positive Motivational Inspirational Perseverance Attitude Strong Strength

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
- Chinese proverb often quoted by Eleanor Roosevelt PHOTO

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
- Eleanor Roosevelt PHOTO

The future belongs to those
who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt PHOTO

 

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.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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

When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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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.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

What you don't do can be a destructive force.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Women are like teabags.
We don't know our true strength
until we are in hot water!
- Eleanor Roosevelt

It is not fair to ask of others
what you are not willing to do yourself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Do what you feel in your heart to be right.
You'll be criticized anyway.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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

As for accomplishments,
I just did what I had to do as things came along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Only a man's character is the real criterion of worth.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

What one has to do usually can be done.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

What is to give light must endure the burning.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I think that somehow, we learn who we really are
and then live with that decision.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Never allow a person to tell you NO
who doesn't have the power to say YES.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

You have to accept whatever comes
and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage
and with the best that you have to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

It isn't enough to talk about peace.
One must believe in it.
And it isn't enough to believe in it.
One must work at it.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

A little simplification would be
the first step toward rational living.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual,
you have an obligation to be one.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The giving of love is an education in itself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience
in which I must stop and look fear in the face.
I say to myself, I've lived through this
and can take the next thing that comes along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Life was meant to be lived,
and curiosity must be kept alive.
One must never, for whatever reason,
turn his back on life.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Old age has deformities enough of its own.
It should never add to them the deformity of vice.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I used to tell my husband that,
if he could make me "understand" something,
it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

You can never really live anyone else's life,
not even your child's.
The influence you exert is through your own life,
and what you've become yourself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Understanding is a two-way street.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Friendship with one's self is all important,
because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Great minds discuss ideas;
average minds discuss events;
small minds discuss people.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I have spent many years of my life in opposition,
and I rather like the role.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I once had a rose named after me
and I was very flattered.
But I was not pleased to read
the description in the catalogue:
no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Perhaps nature is our best assurance of immortality.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being.
With freedom comes responsibility.
For the person who is unwilling to grow up,
the person who does not want to carry is own weight,
this is a frightening prospect.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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

We are afraid to care too much, for fear
that the other person does not care at all.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You change your life by changing your heart.
- Max Lucado

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The more you praise and celebrate your life,
the more there is in life to celebrate.
- Oprah Winfrey


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