13 Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes That Show You What a Real Tough Cookie...

13 Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes That Show You What a Real Tough Cookie Is

Franklin D. Roosevelt’s better half, Eleanor Roosevelt was a human rights campaigner, women’s’ and civil rights champion and, eventually, co-author of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Even for a first lady of the United States of America, Eleanor Roosevelt was a busy bee and a bee that could sting if she chose to.

Read on for 13 Eleanor Roosevelt quotes that show you what a real tough cookie is.

Tough Cookie 01

This may sound like the start of a dirty joke but it is actually one of Eleanor Roosevelt’s most famous quotes, showing off her down-to-earth, quirky personality to a tee.

Tough Cookie 02

The attitude that women are in some way inferior to men is something Eleanor will have faced time and time again throughout her life but, clearly, she did not consent to giving a damn.

Tough Cookie 03

Haters gon’ hate.

Tough Cookie 04

Eleanor dreamt of social and political change and believed in her dreams enough to change the world.

Tough Cookie 05

Taken from Eleanor’s book You Learn By Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life. The title is pure self-help but the contents is pure tough cookie.

Tough Cookie 06

Or high-heel stiletto puncture wounds.

Tough Cookie 07

The purpose of life is to live it. Simple. Honest. True.

Tough Cookie 08

What other people think of you, if they do at all, is none of your business.

Tough Cookie 09

I used to think that being afraid of pain was a pretty sensible idea but when you put it like that…

Tough Cookie 10

And with truth and honesty written all over her, Eleanor Roosevelt was beautiful.

Tough Cookie 11

Compassion above all else.

Tough Cookie 12

Love without wishing to be loved back. No fear.

Tough Cookie 13

Finishing off with a real tough cookie quote. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

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