Courage and Wisdom Looking Fear in the Face: Eleanor Roosevelt born 1884 October 11th

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On October 11, 1884, Eleanor Roosevelt was born in New York City. Her lifetime achievements are almost too numerous to list, but these amazing facts should remind you why she’s still celebrated as one of America’s finest first ladies and diplomats.

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“I am as fond of Eleanor as if she were my daughter,” Teddy Roosevelt once wrote of his niece. On March 17, 1905—just a few months into his second term—the Bull Moose had the honour of giving Eleanor away on her wedding day. “Well, Franklin,” the commander-in-chief later joked to her new spouse, and his cousin, “there’s nothing like keeping the name in the family.”

At the time FDR was first elected president, female journalists had traditionally been excluded from serious media events at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Eleanor helped to “I am as fond of Eleanor as if she were my daughter,” Teddy Roosevelt once wrote of his niece. On March 17, 1905—just a few months into his second term—the Bull Moose had the honour of giving Eleanor away on her wedding day. “Well, Franklin,” the commander-in-chief later joked to her new spouse, and his cousin, “there’s nothing like keeping the name in the family.”

The courageous aviator inspired Eleanor to apply for her very own piloting license and even took the First Lady out for an airborne spin from D.C. to Baltimore in 1933. Years later, after Earhart unexpectedly vanished, a grief-stricken Roosevelt told the press “I am sure Amelia’s last words were ‘I have no regrets.’”

Harry S. Truman appointed Roosevelt as a United Nations delegate in 1946. In this role, she became a driving force behind the U.N.’s Declaration of Human Rights, which over 50 member-states eventually worked together to compose.

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

“Do one thing every day that scares you.”

“Do one thing every day that scares you.”

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

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

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

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”

“Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well lived.”

“A stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping-stone to the optimist.”

“All of life is a constant education.”

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

“Be confident, not certain”

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

“To be a citizen in a democracy, a human being must be given a healthy start.”

“Great minds talk about ideas; small minds talk about people”

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

“We gain courage and wisdom from every instance in which we stop to look fear in the face.”

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