Born: October 11, 1884
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, U.S.A.
Died: November 7, 1962
Occupation: First Lady of the United States (1933-1945)
Profile: Wife of the 32nd President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt and a supporter of the Civil Rights Movement.
Number of Quotes: 8
It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice.
One of the best ways of enslaving a people is to keep them from education... The second way of enslaving a people is to suppress the sources of information, not only by burning books but by controlling all the other ways in which ideas are transmitted.
One of the blessings of age is to learn not to part on a note of sharpness, to treasure the moments spent with those we love, and to make them whenever possible good to remember, for time is short.
One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. 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.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
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.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.