I can not believe that war is the best solution. No one won the last war, and no one will win the next war.
Quote by Eleanor Roosevelt
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Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes
Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday.
Anyone who knows history, particularly the history of Europe, will, I think, recognize that the domination of education or of government by any one particular religious faith is never a happy arrangement for the people.
Friendship with ones self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
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.'
You can't move so fast that you try to change the mores faster than people can accept it. That doesn't mean you do nothing, but it means that you do the things that need to be done according to priority.
You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give.
Too often the great decisions are originated and given form in bodies made up wholly of men, or so completely dominated by them that whatever of special value women have to offer is shunted aside without expression.
I once 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.
The giving of love is an education in itself.
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
I will govern my life and thoughts as if the whole world were to see the one and read the other, for what does it signify to make anything a secret to my neighbor, when to God, who is the searcher of our hearts, all our privacies are open?
If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure.
To teach how to live without certainty and yet without being paralysed by hesitation is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy, in our age, can do for those who study it.
A certificate of live birth is not the same thing by any stretch of the imagination as a birth certificate.
I know of only one duty, and that is to love.
Teach us to care and not to care. Teach us to sit still.
In religion as in politics it so happens that we have less charity for those who believe half our creed, than for those who deny the whole of it.
Suffering by nature or chance never seems so painful as suffering inflicted on us by the arbitrary will of another.
These endless legal challenges that define elections in New York are a joke in this country, and they are the reason why it is so expensive, or one of the reasons, it's so expensive to run here and why so many people decide not to run.
All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love.