Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.
Other Eleanor Roosevelt quotes:
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.
It's your life - but only if you make it so.
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
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.
Looking back I see that I was always afraid of something: of the dark, of displeasing people, of failure. Anything I accomplished had to be done across a barrier of fear.
You must do the things you think you cannot do.
If someone betrays you once, it's their fault; if they betray you twice, it's your fault.
Philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes.
Do not be afraid of mistakes, provided you do not make the same one twice.
Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.