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.
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.
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.
Haters gon’ hate.
Eleanor dreamt of social and political change and believed in her dreams enough to change the world.
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.
Or high-heel stiletto puncture wounds.
The purpose of life is to live it. Simple. Honest. True.
What other people think of you, if they do at all, is none of your business.
I used to think that being afraid of pain was a pretty sensible idea but when you put it like that…
And with truth and honesty written all over her, Eleanor Roosevelt was beautiful.
Compassion above all else.
Love without wishing to be loved back. No fear.
Finishing off with a real tough cookie quote. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.