Quotable Nerdy Chick: Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt was born in 1884 and is best known for her role as an outspoken first lady while her husband, Franklin D. Roosevelt was president. She is also admired for her humanitarian work. After President Roosevelt died, she was appointed to the United Nations General Assembly and later chaired the United Nations Human Rights Commission. She spoke up about human rights, women’s issues, poverty, and racial discrimination. She said a lot of witty and wise things. I’m sharing five of these with you today!

 Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes:

  • A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think.
  • Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.
  • Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry his own weight, this is a frightening prospect.
  • Friendship with one’s self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
  • Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.

I think some of Eleanor’s words are timeless. In fact, I’ve seen a few of these quotes floating around Facebook recently. To see other Nerdy Chick Quotes click HERE. I will be adding to this list weekly… but only one quote per chick!