from 1933 to 1945. She supported the New Deal
policies of her husband, distant cousin Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and became an advocate for civil rights. After her husband's death in 1945, Roosevelt continued to be an international 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.
In the 1940s, Roosevelt was one of the co-founders of Freedom House
and supported the formation of the United Nations
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."
Understanding is a two-way street.
It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
We have to face the fact that either all of us are going to die together or we are going to learn to live together and if we are to live together we have to talk.
Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.
When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.
I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then live with that decision.
Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.