Quotes from: Eleanor Roosevelt


Mozart, who was buried in a pauper’s grave, was one of the greatest successes we know of, a man who in his early thirties had poured out his inexhaustible gift of music, leaving the world richer because he had passed that way. To leave the world richer—that is the ultimate success


If you can develop this ability to see what you look at, to understand its meaning, to readjust your knowledge to this new information, you can continue to learn and to grow as long as you live and you’ll have a wonderful time doing it


Do whatever comes your way to do as well as you can. Think as little as possible about yourself. Think as much as possible about other people. Dwell on things that are interesting. Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give


He who learns but does not think is lost. He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger


Today is the oldest you’ve ever been, and the youngest you’ll ever be again


I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday


It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan


Light a candle instead of cursing the darkness


Every time you meet a situation you think at the time it is an impossibility and you go through the tortures of the damned, once you have met it and lived through it, you find that forever after you are freer than you were before


A stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping-stone to the optimist