quotes by eleanor roosevelt

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

“who said it?” pt. 1

if you aren’t quite sure who said that popular quote, hopefully this list will solve the “who said it” questions you’ve always had. (mp insp by @zulesstudies

  • “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” 
    • Dr. Suess
  • “if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”
    • Marilyn Monroe
  • “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
    • Marilyn Monroe
  • “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
    • Oscar Wilde
  • “You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like it’s heaven on earth.” 
    • William W. Purkey
  • “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
    • Mahatma Gandi
  • “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
    • Mahatma Gandi
  • “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”
    • Robert Frost
  • “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
    • Eleanor Roosevelt 
  • “A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”
    • Elbert Hubbard
  • “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
    • Maya Angelou
  • “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
    • Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around.”
    • Bob Marley 
  • “Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.”
    • Allen Saunders
  • “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.”
    • Bil Keane
  • “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
    • Oscar Wilde
  • “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
    • Thomas Edison
  • “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
    • Douglas Adams
Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
—  Eleanor Roosevelt, The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt
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