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Inspirational Quotes from Eleanor Roosevelt

Inspirational Quotes for Speeches


Eleanor Roosevelt
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Eleanor Roosevelt was one of the most influential first ladies in American History. These quotes from Eleanor Roosevelt would be great additions to graduation or other classroom speeches. Use these in conjunction with themes and speech writing techniques.
  • Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.

  • I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experience behind him.

  • 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.

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

  • You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude.

  • Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be.

  • What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?

  • People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.

  • A stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping-stone to the optimist.

  • You have to accept whatever comes along and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.

  • We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it as not as dreadful as it appears, discovering that we have the strength to stare it down.

  • No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

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