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Eleanor Roosevelt

1884-1962. American columnist, lecturer and humanitarian.

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Do what you feel in your heart to be right. You'll be criticized anyway.

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You gain strength, courage, and confidence by each experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

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The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.

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If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.

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When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.

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It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.

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Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the power to say yes.

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It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.

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Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.

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

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