It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
More quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
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 would be curiosity.
When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
To be mature you have to realize what you value most… Not to arrive at a clear understanding of one’s own values is a tragic waste. You have missed the whole point of what life is for.
More quotes about Wisdom
They that have grown old in a single state are generally found to be morose, fretful and captious; tenacious of their own practices and maxims; soon offended by contradiction or negligence; and impatient of any association but with those that will watch their nod, and submit themselves to unlimited authority.
It is, indeed, at home that every man must be known by those who would make a just estimate either of his virtue or felicity; for smiles and embroidery are alike occasional, and the mind is often dressed for show in painted honor, and fictitious benevolence.
Manners are the happy ways of doing things; each one a stroke of genius or of love, now repeated and hardened into usage, they form at last a rich varnish, with which the routine of life is washed, and its details adorned. If they are superficial, so are the dew-drops which give such a depth to the morning meadows.
Boldness is ever blind, for it sees not dangers and inconveniences whence it is bad in council though good in execution.
Words are finite organs of the infinite mind. They cannot cover the dimensions of what is in truth. They break, chop, and impoverish it.
Will people ever be wise enough to refuse to follow bad leaders or to take away the freedom of other people?
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.