Eleanor Roosevelt was a controversial first lady. She advocated for expanded roles for women in the workplace, the civil rights of African Americans and Asian Americans, and the rights of World War II refugees.
Reading insights and quotes from powerful ladies is one way I try to gain perspective. I hope these quotes give something to meditate on.
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.
One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.
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.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
You must do the things you think you cannot do.
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
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.``
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.