Success must include two things: the development of an individual to his utmost potentiality and a contribution of some kind to one’s world.
More quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt
Pit race against race, religion against religion, prejudice against prejudice. Divide and conquer! We must not let that happen here.
If anyone were to ask me what I want out of life I would say- the opportunity for doing something useful, for in no other way, I am convinced, can true happiness be attained.
More quotes about Wisdom
Believing that I was born for the service of mankind, and regarding the care of the commonwealth as a kind of common property which, like the air and the water, belongs to everybody, I set myself to consider in what way mankind might be best served, and what service I was myself best fitted by nature to perform.
He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage.
Light is the first of painters. There is no object so foul that intense light will not make it beautiful.
Half the vices which the world condemns most loudly have seeds of good in them and require moderate use rather than total abstinence.
Out of love and hatred, out of earnings and borrowings and leadings and losses; out of sickness and pain; out of wooing and worshipping; out of traveling and voting and watching and caring; out of disgrace and contempt, comes our tuition in the serene and beautiful laws.
Money is indeed the most important thing in the world; and all sound and successful personal and national morality should have this fact for its basis.
The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.
There are various orders of beauty, causing men to make fools of themselves in various styles… but there is one order of beauty which seems made to turn the heads not only of men, but of all intelligent mammals, even of women. It is a beauty like that of kittens, or very small downy ducks making gentle rippling noises with their soft bills, or babies just beginning to toddle and to engage in conscious mischief -a beauty with which you can never be angry, but that you feel ready to crush for inability to comprehend the state of mind into which it throws you.
I would be loath to speak ill of any person who I do not know deserves it, but I am afraid he is an attorney.