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Team Building Quotes From Eleanor Roosevelt

Team Building Quotes From Eleanor Roosevelt

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Eleanor Roosevelt was an American politician, diplomat and activist. She served as First Lady of the United States from March 1933 to April 1945 during her husband, President Franklin D Roosevelt’s four terms in office. She also served as a United States Delegate to the United Nations General Assembly from 1945 to 1952. Eleanor Roosevelt was a controversial First Lady due to her outspokenness, particularly her stance on racial issues. She was the first presidential spouse to hold press conferences, write a syndicated newspaper column, and speak at a national convention. She also advocated for expanded roles for women in the workplace. By the time of her death, Eleanor Roosevelt was regarded as one of the most esteemed women in the world.

We have put together a collection of quotes from Eleanor Roosevelt, which you can use to motivate and build your team:

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“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 is own weight, this is a frightening prospect.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“As for accomplishments, I just did what I had to do as things came along.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“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.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“In all our contacts it is probably the sense of being really needed and wanted which gives us the greatest satisfaction and creates the most lasting bond.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“My experience has been that work is almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“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.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“Friendship with ones self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes… and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experience behind him.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“What you don’t do can be a destructive force.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“You must do the things you think you cannot do.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“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.’ ”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

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