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 by 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.
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.
More quotes about Wisdom
He who has made it a practice to lie and deceive his father, will be the most daring in deceiving others.
To arrive at a just estimate of a renowned man’s character one must judge it by the standards of his time, not ours.
I have never accepted what many people have kindly said-namely that I inspired the nation. Their will was resolute and remorseless, and as it proved, unconquerable. It fell to me to express it.
You are perfect. An exquisitely fine work of art, labor of love, suspended in silence. Bejeweled, trembling, kissed by a breeze, mesmerized by your beauty. You await in silence, beckoning me to a silken-wrapped slumber.
Depend upon it that if a man talks of his misfortunes there is something in them that is not disagreeable to him.
What is life but the angle of vision? A man is measured by the angle at which he looks at objects. What is life but what a man is thinking of all day? This is his fate and his employer. Knowing is the measure of the man. By how much we know, so much we are.
No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing, and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.