Have Courage, Face Your Fears

Eleanor Roosevelt was the wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

She held a role as an advocate for civil rights. After her husband’s death in 1945, Roosevelt continued to be an internationally prominent author, speaker, politician, and activist for the New Deal coalition.

She worked to enhance the status of working women, although she opposed the Equal Rights Amendment because she believed it would adversely affect women.

One of my favourite quotes of hers, was a rallying speech in which she claimed:

I gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which I must stop, and look fear in the face…. I say to myself – “I’ve lived through this and can take the next thing that comes along. We must do the things we think we cannot do!” ‘

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