"Anyone who knows history, particularly the history of Europe, will, I think, recognize that the domination of education or of government by any one particular religious faith is never a happy arrangement for the people."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Eleanor Roosevelt on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Eleanor Roosevelt on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Eleanor Roosevelt on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Eleanor Roosevelt on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Eleanor Roosevelt on Thomas Jefferson
"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."