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Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people. - Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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A day out-of-doors, someone I loved to talk with, a good book and some simple food and music - that would be rest.

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All human beings have failings, all human beings have needs and temptations and stresses. Men and women who live together through long years get to know one another's failings, but they also come to know what is worthy of respect and admiration in those they live with and in themselves. If at the end one can say, "This man used to the limit the powers that God granted him; he was worthy of love and respect and of the sacrifices of many people, made in order that he might achieve what he deemed to be his task," then that life has been lived well and there are no regrets.

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After the discovery in 1918 of love letters revealing that Franklin was involved with Lucy Mercer, the bottom dropped out of my own particular world, I faced myself, my surroundings, my world, honestly for the first time.

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Friendship with oneself is all-important. - Eleanor Roosevelt

Friendship with oneself is all-important.

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It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know.

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I'm so glad I never feel important, it does complicate life! - Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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No human being can ever 'own' another, whether in friendship, love, marriage, or parenthood. - Eleanor Roosevelt

No human being can ever 'own' another, whether in friendship, love, marriage, or parenthood.

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It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.

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Success in marriage depends on being able, when you get over being in love, to really love. You never know anyone until you marry them.

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No human being can ever "own" another, whether in friendship, love, marriage or parenthood. Many human relationships have been ruined and happiness far too often changed to misery by a failure to understand this.

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The hard part of loving is that one has to learn so often to let go of those we love, so they can do things, so they can grow, so they can return to us with an even richer, deeper love.

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The giving of love is an education in itself. - Eleanor Roosevelt

The giving of love is an education in itself.

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A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.

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The most important thing in any relationship is not what you get but what you give.... In any case, the giving of love is an education in itself.

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A great deal of fear is a result of just not knowing. We do not know what is involved in a new situation. We do not know whether we can deal with it. The sooner we learn what it entails, the sooner we can dissolve our fear.

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A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and in all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably with the circumstances of life, knowing that in this world no one is all knowing and therefore all of us need both love and charity.

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A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think. - Eleanor Roosevelt

A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think.

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A successful life for a man or for a woman seems to me to lie in the knowledge that one has developed to the limit the capacities with which one was endowed; that one has contributed something constructive to family and friends and to a home community; that one has brought happiness wherever it was possible; that one has earned one's way in the world, has kept some friends, and need not be ashamed to face oneself honestly.

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Courage is exhilarating. - Eleanor Roosevelt

Courage is exhilarating.

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As for accomplishments, I just did what I had to do as things came along. - Eleanor Roosevelt

As for accomplishments, I just did what I had to do as things came along.

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A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. - Eleanor Roosevelt

A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.

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Character building begins in our infancy and continues until death. - Eleanor Roosevelt

Character building begins in our infancy and continues until death.

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Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence.

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Curiosity must be kept alive. - Eleanor Roosevelt

Curiosity must be kept alive.

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