Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 216) – Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 – 1962) American Diplomat and Activist

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

— Eleanor Roosevelt


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5 Responses to Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 216) – Eleanor Roosevelt

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  2. Julie Zimmer says:

    I find the above quote really inspiring! It’s like: “When going gets tough, the tough get going!”

  3. You know, I am glad you wrote about the miss universe fiasco. I don’t follow that thing but because I saw in a tweet you had spelled Colombia right, while so many others got it wrong, I decided to come check what you had written about and that’s how I found your blog. Good stuff

    • John Zimmer says:

      I haven’t watched a beauty pageant in decades, but when I read about all the fuss, I knew it was too good to pass up and would work well in a post. Glad that it brought you here. Glad that I can spell Colombia!

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