Believing in Your Abilities: 40 Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes For Kids

Eleanor Roosevelt was a powerful and influential figure in American history. She was the wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and played a vital role in shaping the policies and direction of the United States. One of the most memorable aspects of Eleanor Roosevelt’s legacy is her inspiring quotes, which have been embraced by people of all ages. These quotes are particularly relevant for kids, as they offer valuable lessons on leadership, resilience, and the importance of standing up for what you believe in. Whether you’re a student, a parent, or simply someone looking for a little bit of inspiration, these Eleanor Roosevelt quotes are sure to resonate with you.

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Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes For Kids And Students

1. “A great deal of fear is a result of just “not knowing.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

2. “A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

3. “Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

4. “Character building begins in our infancy and continues until death.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

5. “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.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

6. “Do one thing every day that scares you.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

7. “Do the things that interest you and do them with all your heart.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

8. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

9. “Don’t be concerned about whether people are watching you or criticizing you. The chances are that they aren’t paying any attention to you. It’s your attention to yourself that is so stultifying.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

10. “Friendship with oneself is all-important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

11. “Good leaders inspire people to have confidence in their leader. Great leaders inspire people to have confidence in themselves.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

12. “Great minds talk about ideas; small minds talk about people.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

13. “Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well-lived.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

14. “I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

15. “I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

16. “If someone betrays you once, it’s their fault; if they betray you twice, it’s your fault.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

17. “If you fail the first time then you’ll just have to try harder the second time. After all, there’s no real reason why you should fail. Just stop thinking about yourself.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

18. “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.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

19. “It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

20. “It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

21. “Life is meant to be live, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

22. “Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

23. “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

24. “Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

25. “No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

26. “No one can make you feel inferior without your permission.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

27. “Nothing has ever been achieved by the person who says, It can’t be done.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

28. “People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

29. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

30. “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for a newer and richer experience.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

31. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

32. “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.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

33. “We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

34. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

35. “Work is always an antidote to depression.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

36. “You always admire what you really don’t understand.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

37. “You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

38. “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 have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

39. “You have to accept whatever comes, and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

40. “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

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