Eleanor Roosevelt: Mature person

“A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and in all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably with the circumstances of life, knowing that in this world no one is all knowing and therefore all of us need both love and charity.”
-Eleanor Roosevelt.

Eleanor Roosevelt: Interests

“One thing life has taught me: if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you. … When you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else.”
Eleanor Roosevelt,
former U.S. first lady

English: Eleanor Roosevelt with President Ramo...

English: Eleanor Roosevelt with President Ramon Magsaysay and Mrs. Luz Magsaysay of the Philippines in Manila (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Eleanor Roosevelt: Work

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English: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum ID #65732 Eleanor Roosevelt at United Nations (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“My experience has been that work is almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths. ”

Competition and cooperation

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1933. Lietuvių: Fra...

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1933. Lietuvių: Franklinas Delanas Ruzveltas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off. ”
Franklin D Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt: Happiness

Franklin and Eleanor (FDR Bio, part 1)

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Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. -Eleanor Roosevelt, diplomat and author (1884-1962)