You have to accept whatever comes, and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give
I miss you greatly dear. The nicest time of day is when I write to you. You have a stormier time than I do but I miss you as much, I think. . . . Please keep most of your heart in Washington as long as I’m here for most of mine is with you!
The reason that fiction is more interesting than any other form of literature, to those who really like to study people, is that in fiction the author can really tell the truth without humiliating himself.
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story
What Would You Do If You Knew You Could Not Fail?
You have to accept whatever comes, and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.
All of life is a constant education.
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 lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'
As for accomplishments, I just did what I had to do as things came along.
You can't move so fast that you try to change the mores faster than people can accept it. That doesn't mean you do nothing, but it means that you do the things that need to be done according to priority.
Actors are one family over the entire world.
Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice.
The only things one can admire at length are those one admires without knowing why.
The only advantage of not being too good a housekeeper is that your guests are so pleased to feel how very much better they are.
Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun; as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday.
Autobiographies are only useful as the lives you read about and analyze may suggest to you something that you may find useful in your own journey through life.
You can never really live anyone else's life, not even your child's. The influence you exert is through your own life, and what you've become yourself.
Friendship with ones self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't.