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March 22, 2016

17 Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes to Live By

Grace Notes | 17 Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes to Live By

Words: Hayley Solano
Photo credit: Hayley Solano

 

On a Sunday morning not too long ago, I was sitting at the coffee table with a cup of tea and notebook, my heart feeling extra nostalgic. I never know what I’m going to end up writing about on Sunday mornings; all I’m sure of is that when my pen hits the paper, my heart opens instantly.

 

 

I decided to take a little trip down memory lane and wrote about cherished memories – magical moments I never want to forget. I remembered the songs I wrote at 2 a.m., the faces in audiences I’ve played to, the beautiful people I’ve met. I revisited easy afternoons, singing in the car with friends and taking neighborhood walks. I also recalled more difficult moments – the shaky hands on stage, silent prayers I said so I wouldn’t forget the lyrics, second guessing myself, and the introvert in me nearly terrified of unfamiliar situations I found myself in. As I recalled these moments of uncertainty, I stopped mid-sentence and jotted down these words:

 

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

 

Eleanor Roosevelt, the former First Lady of the United States, is known to have said some of the most inspiring quotes that can impact our lives in many ways. One of her famous quotes – “The future belongs to those who believe in their dreams” – holds true for online casino enthusiasts who dream of striking it big and winning a fortune while playing their favorite games at TerraCasinoCa. With gambling being one of the most popular pastimes around the world, Eleanor’s words can inspire players to remain optimistic and persistent in their endeavors.

Another quote from Eleanor Roosevelt that can impact online casino lovers is “You must do things you think you cannot do.” This statement applies perfectly to those new or hesitant players who may lack experience or confidence while playing at an online casino.

How beautiful: the notion that not only can anyone do what they think they cannot do, but that they must. In moments of self-doubt, this simple thought has given me the gifts of courage and reassurance. Upon jotting down that quote, my trip down memory lane took a turn. I found myself writing about Eleanor, realizing the heart of her wisdom and recalling what I’ve learned from her. The following are words filled with kindness, encouragement, and intelligence – filled with lessons that anyone can benefit from. I truly hope you find as much solace and inspiration in them as I do.

 

17 Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes to Live By

1.“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

 

2. “Do one thing every day that scares you.”

 

3. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.”

 

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

 

Eleanor Roosevelt’s legacy has transcended generations of people. Her words continue to inspire and motivate many individuals in different aspects of life, including gambling. Surprisingly, many casino players are drawn to her quotes and have found them helpful while playing their favorite games at https://casinosworld.ca/.

One of her most famous quotes: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams,” resonates with many gamblers as they approach the tables or machines with high hopes for a win. It reminds them that anything is possible if they can envision it. This quote inspires casino lovers to be optimistic about their chances, even when faced with challenging odds.

Another Eleanor Roosevelt quote that speaks volumes in the world of gambling is: “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

Grace Notes | 17 Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes to Live By

(Photo Credit: Hayley Solano)

 

5. “Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.”

 

6. “It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.”

 

7. “We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it as not as dreadful as it appears, discovering that we have the strength to stare it down.”

 

8. “I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.”

 

9. “Nothing has ever been achieved by the person who says, ‘It can’t be done.’”

 

10. “Be confident, not certain.”

 

11. “You not only have a right to be an individual. You have a responsibility.”

 

12. “With the new day comes new strength.”

 

13. “It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.”

 

14. “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”

 

15. “You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude.”

 

16. “You have to accept whatever comes, and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.”

 

17. “Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.”

 

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18. “A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water.”

 

19. “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.”

 

20. “No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.”

 

21. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.”

 

22. “Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art. ”

 

What Eleanor Roosevelt quote is your favorite? Leave a comment below and share or tweet us @BellaGraceMag!

 

“I’ve always loved writing. I was quite shy growing up and my notebook and a pen became like best friends to me. As soon as I realized I wanted to share my stories through music, my journal entries turned into lyrics, I picked up a guitar, and never looked back.” Hayley Solano is a singer-songwriter from Southern California. Her music is often described as personal and relatable, receiving praise for her strong, heartfelt lyrics – she strives to share stories from the most genuine place she can. When she’s not playing music you’ll find her baking in the kitchen – cupcakes with rainbow sprinkles are her favorite! hayleysolano.com // @hayleysolano

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Comments ( 47 )

  1. Suzanne

    April 19, 2023 at 4:24 pm

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

    This ER quote especially resonates with me today, when Brussels has been attacked. How much easier to curse the darkness than to try to be positive and hopeful…..But what kind of a world/life/way to live is that? Let’s all be candle lighters and pray for peace and better days to come.

    xo Suzanne

    • Michelle

      August 11, 2023 at 4:11 pm

      No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. When I was younger I was very timid and took everything to heart, especially criticisms. Then in my early 30s I saw this quote. I took it to heart and never look back.

  2. Cynthia

    April 19, 2023 at 4:24 pm

    The first quote, right off the bat, got me! That will have to be my personal motto. I am very impressed with your writing, Hayley, and can’t believe that you are only 23. That you have found your own path in life, and seem unafraid to pursue your dreams, is truly a gift! May you be happy in your life ahead, and don’t ever regret a decision you made/make.

  3. Deb Schaefer

    April 19, 2023 at 4:24 pm

    I believe lyrics (and music) are akin to soul vitamins. Your music is beautiful and your topic is brilliant. I love seeing Eleanor’s wise words stacked in this post. My favorite?

    “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

    Hayley Solano, you radiate Joy!

  4. Elizabeth Waggoner

    April 19, 2023 at 4:24 pm

    Eleanor Roosevelt was an amazing and I believe heroic person. She survived heartache and came out on top – a woman to be admired and respected. It’s hard to choose a favorite quote, but today, with yet another terrorist attack, I’m drawn to #16 – “You have to accept whatever comes, and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.”

  5. Hayley Solano

    April 19, 2023 at 4:24 pm

    I love that quote as well. Eleanor’s wisdom is timeless. Thank you for sharing positivity ♥

    • Angie Z.

      July 17, 2023 at 10:24 pm

      Your words are BEAUTIFUL and uplifting. You are the best writer I have ever read .
      A person in PAIN , will need help from others and when or if it’s not there , they die sooner with SADNESS

  6. Hayley Solano

    April 19, 2023 at 4:24 pm

    Isn’t it a wonderful one?! I tend to keep it as the wallpaper on my phone so that I’m reminded of it everyday. Thank you for the kind words! Although I try my best to be unafraid in pursuit of my dreams, it actually is quite scary! I’m grateful for simple quotes like these that offer such wisdom & encouragement! ♥

  7. Hayley Solano

    April 19, 2023 at 4:24 pm

    Thank you for the lovely words! That is a BEAUTIFUL quote! To be honest, I don’t think I’ve heard it before – thank you for sharing it ♥

  8. Hayley Solano

    April 19, 2023 at 4:24 pm

    I agree! I love that one as well – all of her words are so full of wisdom & inspiration!

  9. Diana Foster

    April 19, 2023 at 4:24 pm

    So many beautiful quote by Eleanor. Lovely post.

  10. Carol Halesworth

    April 19, 2023 at 4:24 pm

    Love Love and appreciate the Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes and Posting. Thank you so much!

  11. Carol Zucker

    April 19, 2023 at 4:24 pm

    “Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”
    Discuss how to solve problems instead of rehashing what happened and who is at fault. And please use your mind and energy for something much more elevating than gossip about other people!

    • Connie Maestas

      August 13, 2023 at 2:42 pm

      Excellent- well said!

  12. sally ruskin

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    I kept saying, as I was reading the quotes: “She said that!?” I was surprised by so many of them which I had heard of coming from her. Thank you for sharing.

  13. Bonnie Palumbo

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    #1. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” I have always felt this quote to be my go-to mantra to sustain what I believe to be the most important virtue….integrity.

  14. Debbie Ealer

    April 19, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    Those quotes are to live by good!!
    Thank you for inspiring me always.

  15. Kim M.

    April 19, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    3. “Do in your heart what you feel to be right–for you’ll be criticized anyway.”

    It is especially important to know this as I volunteer so many hours working on various campaigns prior to the upcoming election. I might as well do what I feel to be right.

  16. Wycliff

    April 19, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    What a brilliant mind

  17. Wycliff

    April 19, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    Do one thing everyday that Scare’s you

  18. Chai C Moua

    April 19, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    Every step is walking with peace. If one cannot foresee that, it is living uneasiness. For me, the First Lady’s most inspirational quote would be: Yesterday was history, tomorrow is a mystery, yet today is a gift that’s why it is called a present.” Anyone who miss the now surely miss everything else in life..

  19. Stella

    April 19, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    Quote 15

  20. Tom Murphy

    April 19, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    ” I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.”

  21. Lotus Lane

    April 19, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    i was told eleanor roosevelt had a saying, “people cant make you feel a certain way unless you let them”…so i googled it…came across this website…and today is even better than yesterday and definitely will be a path to seek peace for every tomorrow to come.

  22. Elsa Pressentin

    April 19, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    Here is my favorite quote from Eleanor Roosevelt:

    I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.

  23. Avi

    April 19, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    My favorite line is about the three tiers of people and what they speak about. It is missing fro. This list of great quotes.

  24. Fred Wicks

    April 19, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    Can you remind me exactly what that quote is; thank you

  25. molly

    April 19, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    I don’t think she has one that I don’t like.
    An amazing woman ahead of her time.
    LOVE HER!!!

  26. Susan McLachlin

    April 19, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    Eleanor is the one person in the entirety of history that I would most want to meet and talk with for hours on end. That woman was magnificent, she carried endless energy and compassion and never gave up on the world. I intend to print off everyone of these quotes and plaster my writing wall with them.

  27. Yvonne reed

    April 19, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    I loved her so much . Such a strong powerful woman

  28. Ritesh Singh

    April 19, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    That was a wonderful blog to read. A rich collection of quotes with deep meanings and practical applications given by one of the most successful persons ever. Tuned in for more such content.

  29. richard

    April 19, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    I love this quote :“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. it’s a guide in all i do and every individual i come in contact with.
    Thanks
    Richard!

  30. Darayus

    April 19, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    My favourite quote “To handle yourself use your head. To handle others use your heart” .

  31. Sabrina E Kent

    April 19, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    Ever since I was a preteen I’ve admired her style, her grace and the quotes she wrote are extremely inspiring and motivating. They’re only 3 first ladies that have struck a cord with me, and First Lady Roosevelt is my number one.

  32. vivien

    April 19, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.

  33. Henery X

    April 19, 2023 at 4:26 pm

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

  34. Lorie

    April 19, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    “Great minds discuss ideas
    Average minds discuss events
    Small minds discuss people”

  35. Stephens Sandi

    April 19, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    I like” Women are like tea bags, you don’t know how strong they are until you put them in hot water,”

    So simple but true!

  36. Mackenzie Caballero

    April 19, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    This is a beautiful website! I have used so many quotes from this page and Have recommended this too many. Keep going and You will acheive great things. (P.S You have a beautiful name)

  37. Chester Steed

    April 19, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    Great minds discuss ideals
    Average minds discuss events
    Small minds discuss people’s
    I heard Denzel Washington
    Recite this quote never giving
    to Mrs. Roosevelt…. shame shame shame.

  38. Wheeler liles

    April 19, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    i love all these quotes

  39. Jailinn Fortin

    April 19, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    Can you add more inspiring Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes please

  40. Bella Grace Magazine

    April 19, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    Thanks for the suggestion! We’ll see what we can do …

  41. Selfmadequotes

    June 27, 2023 at 1:53 pm

    “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” -selfmadequotes

  42. Frances Grey

    September 2, 2023 at 1:27 am

    I like Women are like tea bags, you never know how strong they are until you put them in hot water.

  43. Michelle

    January 14, 2024 at 11:13 pm

    “I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.“

    This quote has been my favorite ever since hearing it. The hard decisions that had to be made “yesterday” are the reason I am who I am “today”.

  44. Joachim partridge

    January 26, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams ❤️ before i Didnt know who came up with the qoute yeasterday Is history….. that was my favorite qoute before Thanks for giving me 14 new Ones 😄
    They are all fantastic Elr what a beatyful mind 😍 i must read more about her. Thanks Heyley these qoutes are qoutes that i will live by. From now on Kindly regards. Joachim partridge

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