"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 lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'"
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Eleanor Roosevelt on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Eleanor Roosevelt on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Eleanor Roosevelt on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Eleanor Roosevelt on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Eleanor Roosevelt on Mark Twain
"Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice."
"Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday."
"Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both."
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
"You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give."
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