If man is to be liberated to enjoy more leisure, he must also be prepared to enjoy this leisure fully and creatively.
More quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt
I could never be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
Lest I keep my complacent way I must remember somewhere out there a person died for me today. As long as there must be war, I ask and I must answer was I worth dying for?
Success must include two things: the development of an individual to his utmost potentiality and a contribution of some kind to one’s world.
Pit race against race, religion against religion, prejudice against prejudice. Divide and conquer! We must not let that happen here.
More quotes about Wisdom
Welcome evermore to gods and men is the self-helping man. For him all doors are flung wide: him all tongues greet, all honors crown, all eyes follow with desire. Our love goes out to him and embraces him, because he did not need it. We solicitously and apologetically caress and celebrate him, because he held on his way and scorned our disapprobation. The gods loved him because men hated him.
Boldness is ever blind, for it sees not dangers and inconveniences whence it is bad in council though good in execution.
He that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly become corrupt.
Our virtues are dearer to us the more we have had to suffer for them. It is the same with our children. All profound affection entertains a sacrifice. Our thoughts are often worse than we are, just as they are often better.
No facts are to me sacred; none are profane; I simply experiment, an endless seeker, with no past at my back.
If any man cannot feel the power of God when he looks upon the stars, then I doubt whether he is capable of any feeling at all. [Ut haec ipsa qui non sentiat deorum vim habere is nihil omnino sensurus esse videatur.]
To act with doubleness towards a man whose own conduct was double, was so near an approach to virtue that it deserved to be called by no meaner name than diplomacy.
It is difficult, if not impossible, for most people to think otherwise than in the fashion of their own period.