“I would not be happy unless I had some regular work to do every day and I imagine that I will always feel that way no matter how old I am.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt
“If it’s a man’s game so decidedly that a woman would be soiled by entering it, then there is something radically wrong with the American game of politics.”
“Whatever come we have to meet it.”
“I often wonder how we can make the more fortunate in this country fully aware of the fact that the problem of the unemployed is not a mechanical one. It is a problem alive and throbbing with human pain.”
“When all is said and done, and statesmen discuss the future of the world, the fact remains that people fight these wars.”
“When you build a memorial, you build it not because the person wanted it, but for the future – for generations who didn’t know the man and didn’t know the era in which he lived.”
“There is a widespread understanding among the people of this nation, and probably among the people of the world, that there is no safety except through the prevention of war.”
“A trait no other nation seems to possess in quite the same degree as we do namely, a feeling of almost childish injury and resentment unless the world as a whole recognizes how innocent we are of anything but the most generous and harmless intentions.”
“I believe that it is a great mistake not to stand up for people, even when you differ with them, if you feel that they are trying to do things that will help our country.”
“I do not want church groups controlling the schools of our country. They must remain free.”
“The leisure class is one in which individuals have sufficient economic security and sufficient leisure to find opportunity for a variety of satisfactions in life.”
“You never know anyone until you marry them.”
“I believe that it is essential to our leadership in the world and to the development of true democracy in our country to have no discrimination in our country whatsoever. This is most important in the schools of our country.”
“Actors are one family over the entire world.”
“A number of people still think of the United States as being overwhelmingly English, Protestant, and white. This erroneous idea influences their whole outlook.”
“One has to live in Washington to know what a city of rumors it is.”
“If man is to be liberated to enjoy more leisure, he must also be prepared to enjoy this leisure fully and creatively.”
“Our obligation to the world is, primarily, our obligation to our own future. Obviously, we cannot develop beyond a certain point unless other nations develop, too.”
“As with all children, the feeling that I was useful was perhaps the greatest joy I experienced.”
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