701. “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.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt
702. “Perhaps the basic thing which contributes to charm is the ability to forget oneself and be engrossed in other people.”
703. “I have often thought that less is expected of the president of a great corporation than of an American wife.”
704. “I believe that all that we go through here must have some value.”
705. “Think as little as possible about yourself and as much as possible about other people.”
706. “What we apparently have failed to grasp is that, in this new world in which we live, the collective hunger of great masses of people, wherever they may be, will affect our long-range welfare, just as though they were our own people.”
707. “No human being can ever ‘own’ another, whether in friendship, love, marriage, or parenthood.”
708. “It has been a long fight to put the control of our economic system in the hands of the government.”
709. “We will have to want peace, want it enough to pay for it, before it becomes an accepted rule.”
710. “I do not think I will ever become deadened, because I live in other people’s lives, I must admit there are times when it weighs medown because I can’t do some of the things I want.”
711. “Whatever come we have to meet it.”
712. “I have always felt that it was important that everyone who was a worker join a labor organization.”
713. “On the whole our armed services have been doing pretty well in the way of keeping us defended, but I hope our State Department will remember that it is really the department of achieving peace.”
714. “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.”
715. “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.”
716. “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.”
717. “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.”
718. “I do not want church groups controlling the schools of our country. They must remain free.”
719. “As with all children, the feeling that I was useful was perhaps the greatest joy I experienced.”
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