27 Courageous Quotes From Eleanor Roosevelt To Inspire You

                                      Eleanor Roosevelt quotes

"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do."

“You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“A great deal of fear is a result of just “not knowing.” We do not know what is involved in a new situation. We do not know whether we can deal with it. The sooner we learn what it entails, the sooner we can dissolve our fear.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

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“You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“If someone betrays you once, it’s their fault; if they betray you twice, it’s your fault.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it as not as dreadful as it appears, discovering that we have the strength to stare it down.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

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“Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“Happiness is not a goal…it's a by-product of a life well lived.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“One thing life has taught me: if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you. When you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do …” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“Courage is exhilarating.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

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“As for accomplishments, I just did what I had to do as things came along.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“There are no have-to's, just choices.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

"Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“There is nothing to fear except fear it's self.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“If life were predictable it would cease to be life and be without flavor.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

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  • Sandra Pawula April 13, 2014, 8:21 pm

    What beautifully piercing clarity! This is one of my favorites: ““If someone betrays you once, it’s their fault; if they betray you twice, it’s your fault.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

    • Tess April 14, 2014, 7:32 pm

      Eleanor is one of the people I’d like to have dinner with if she were alive!

  • Martine Joseph April 14, 2014, 3:44 am

    Isn’t Eleanor Roosevelt amazing? There seems to be no end to her wisdom. Truly, she was an old soul and young at heart! Thanks for sharing these great pictures and quotes Tess!

  • Tess April 14, 2014, 7:32 pm

    Yes she was waaayyyy ahead of her time!

  • Larry Phillips April 14, 2014, 8:36 pm

    A very powerful list of thoughts.

    My favorite is:

    “You have no security unless you can choose a challenge over competence”.

    I see this as saying:

    Welcome the mistakes you make as you learn and find your way, instead of just staying with what you’re already good at.

    • Tess April 17, 2014, 9:12 am

      Don’t you just love it? Today I’m learning from a big mistake.

  • Melissa April 17, 2014, 8:40 am

    Love these quotes! Thanks for lifting me up today Tess!

    I especially love this, ““There is nothing to fear except fear it’s self.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

    Clearing that fear changes everything 😉

  • Tess April 17, 2014, 9:13 am

    Yes! Life goes on eh? Always has and always will.

  • Wan May 3, 2014, 4:16 am

    ““Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well lived.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt”

    Thanks for sharing the quotes, Tess.

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