Eleanor Roosevelt QTD

October 11, 2022
"Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.”

On this day in 1884, Eleanor Roosevelt was born in NYC. By age 10, both her parents had passed away & she lived with her grandmother. At 15, she went away to school in England & later met and married Franklin Roosevelt – her distant cousin. She later became the longest-serving First Lady, as well as a mother of six. After her husband’s death, she continued in politics & became a respected humanitarian leader. She helped draft the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948; this, she thought, was her best achievement. From 1935 until her death in 1962, she wrote a daily column called “My Day.”

Eleanor Roosevelt Biography (Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum)

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (The White House: Biography)

Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site Val-Kill Cottage New York (National Park Service)

June 5, 1940 “My Day” Column

10 Inspiring Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes (United Nations Foundation)

2021 Quote of the Day on Eleanor Roosevelt (SmartHER News)

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