Daily Archives: July 20, 2010

Eleanor Roosevelt…Certainly Successful After Sixty

Following are quotes of Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), which were sent to me by a friend.  There’s an interesting website that contains quotes from numerous people whose names you would recognize.  Click here to link to that site.

As an aside, I feel a special connection to Eleanor Roosevelt.  My first given name is actually Eleanor.   However, my grandfather had blamed FDR for a demise in his business years before, due to some programs the president had created in the country.  Because my parents were living with my maternal grandparents when I was born,  he forbid my mother to call me that name in his house.  She insisted on keeping the name but I’ve never been called that!

Now the quotes:

Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.

Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.

I could not at any age be content to take my place in a corner by the fireside and simply look on.

It is not fair to ask of others what you are unwilling to do yourself.

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.

A woman is like a tea bag- you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.