The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt

By Eleanor Roosevelt

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The long and eventful life of Eleanor Roosevelt (1884–1962) was full of rich experiences and courageous actions. The niece of Theodore Roosevelt, she married a distant relative and Columbia University law student named Franklin Delano Roosevelt; he gradually ascended throughout the world of New York politics to reach the U.S. presidency in 1932. Throughout his three terms, The long and eventful life of Eleanor Roosevelt...

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March 22nd 1992 by Da Capo Press

(first published November 30th 1960)

Edition Language
English

Quotes From "The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt"

"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."
"He who learns but does not think is lost. He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger."
"Understanding is a two-way street."
"Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both."
"No matter what you do , some people will criticize you , and if you are entirely sure that you would not be ashamed to explain your action to someone you loved and who loved you , and you are satisfied in your own mind that you are doing right , then you need not worry about criticism nor need you ever explain what you do ."
"There are two kinds of snobbishness: One is that of the man who has had a good many opportunities and looks down on those who lack them. The other is rarely understood, that of the self-made man who glories in his success in overcoming difficulties and admires greatly people who have achieved the things he considers of importance."
"I became a much more ardent citizen and feminist than anyone about me in the intermediate years would have dreamed possible. I had learned that if you wanted to institute any kind of reform, you could get far more attention if you had a vote than if you lacked one."

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