Eleanor Roosevelt

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience by which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.”

“The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.”

“It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.”

In addition to her responsibilities as first lady, Mrs. Roosevelt was a humanitarian at heart and in practice. She was an American diplomat serving in the United Nations and helped write the Declaration of Human Rights. I am thankful for her heart for humanity and fearlessness to fight for her beliefs.

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