(October 11, 1884 â€” November 7, 1962) Longest-serving First Lady of the United States, holding the post from 1933 to 1945 during her husband President Franklin D. Rooseveltâ€™s four terms in office. She served as the first chair of the UN Commission on Human Rights, and oversaw the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Later she chaired the John F. Kennedy administrationâ€™s Presidential Commission on the Status of Women.
At all times, day by day, we have to continue fighting for freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom from want â€” for these are things that must be gained in peace as well as in war.
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for youâ€™ll be criticized anyway. Youâ€™ll be damned if you do, and damned if you donâ€™t.
It isnâ€™t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isnâ€™t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
Oneâ€™s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makesâ€¦ and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.