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What Are We For?

The Words and Ideals of Eleanor Roosevelt
Paperback Book
November, 2019
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$21.00 CAD
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From one of the worlds most celebrated and admired public figures, Eleanor Roosevelt, a collection of her most treasured sayingsthe perfect gift for Mothers Day, graduation, and a new generation of feminists.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Weve all heard this powerful Eleanor Roosevelt adageit is, perhaps, one of her best known. A wise leader, she knew the power of words, and throughout her work as First Lady, a UN representative, and advocate for human rights, women, youth, minorities, and workers, she was a prolific writer and speaker.

Eleanors wise words on government, race and ethnicity, freedom, democracy, economics, women and gender, faith, children, war, peace, and our everyday lives leap off the page in memorable quotations such as:

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes.

Progress is rarely achieved by indifference.

I am convinced that every effort must be made in childhood to teach the young to use their own minds. For one thing is sure: If they dont make up their minds, someone will do it for them.

Unless people are willing to face the unfamiliar they cannot be creative in any sense, for creativity always means the doing of the unfamiliar, the breaking of new ground.

and these are just a few.

At this politically and culturally divided moment in our nations history, Eleanor Roosevelts quotes have an even deeper resonanceas moving and insightful as they are timely.What Are We For?is a celebration of a cultural icon, and a powerful reminder of Eleanor Roosevelts extraordinary contributions to our country, and the world.

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