When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
More quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt
I have never felt that anything really mattered but knowing that you stood for the things in which you believed and had done the very best you could.
When you adopt the standards and the values of someone else… you surrender your own integrity. You become, to the extent of your surrender, less of a human being.
Once I 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.
More quotes about Wisdom
You don’t learn to hold your own in the world by standing on guard, but by attacking and getting well hammered yourself.
When I look back on all the worries I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which never happened.
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.
The whole world is divided for me into two parts: one is she, and there is all happiness, hope, light; the other is where she is not, and there is dejection and darkness…
Surrender is faith that the power of love can accomplish anything… even when you can not foresee the outcome.
It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.
All Excess is ill: But Drunkenness is of the worst Sort. It spoils Health, dismounts the Mind, and unmans Men: It reveals Secrets, is Quarrelsome, Lascivious, Impudent, Dangerous and Mad. In fine, he that is drunk is not a Man: Because he is so long void of Reason, that distinguishes a Man from a Beast.
I have protracted my work till most of those whom I wished to please have sunk into the grave, and success and miscarriage are empty sounds: I therefore dismiss it with frigid tranquillity, having little to fear or hope from censure or from praise.