April 22, 2010

A Tribute to Eleanor Roosevelt

Posted in recovery tagged , , , at 10:40 am by eddejae

Remember the quote from Eleanor Roosevelt? She was considered a very homely woman by anyone’s so-called,”beauty standards,”; she had a big nose, protruding teeth, a less than perfect figure, and frowsy hair. And yet that woman had high self-esteem because she loved herself. Beauty fades, but the qualities that made her special were her brillant mind, her compassion for others, her work to help the poor, and her striving to make the world a better place. She didn’t care what her “outside” looked like beecause she knew that it’s “inside” that counts and if that inside is superior, then NO ONE can make you feel inferior without your permission. DO NOT GIVE IN TO SUPERFICIAL MORES OF THE DAY!!~My Aunt Sue, another wise lady.

Quotes by Eleanor:

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.

Happiness is not a goal; it is a byproduct.

I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experience behind him.

I can not believe that war is the best solution. No one won the last war, and no one will win the next war.

I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then live with that decision.

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 should be curiosity.

I’m so glad I never feel important, it does complicate life!

If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.

It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.

Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.

Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

The giving of love is an education in itself.

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face… we must do that which we think we cannot.

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.

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 lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.”



  1. bpdisme said,

    Amen to that! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  2. Awesome work. I always find very unique posts here on your Blog.

  3. Q ArGee said,

    wow…that’s really deep. What a world it would be if we were all like her.

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