A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water.
All of life is a constant education.
Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.
Character building begins in our infancy and continues until death.
Do one thing every day that scares you.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway.
Example is the best lesson there is.
Friendship with oneself is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
Happiness is not a goal… it’s a by-product of a life well lived.
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.
If someone betrays you once, it’s their fault; if they betray you twice, it’s your fault.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are unwilling to do yourself.
It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know.
Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be.
Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.
Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.
Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.
No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
No one won the last war, and no one will win the next war.
One thing life has taught me: if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you.
Only a man’s character is the real criterion of worth
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
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.
The only things one can admire at length are those one admires without knowing why.
There is not human being from whom we cannot learn something if we are interested enough to dig deep.
To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.
Today is the oldest you’ve ever been, and the youngest you’ll ever be again.
Understanding is a two-way street.
We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.
When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
Work is always an antidote to depression.
You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude.
You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
/ Eleanor Roosevelt