“One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes … and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt
Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of the 32nd President of the Unitted States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, was politically active, a diplomat, writer, speaker, and was not always looked upon kindly during her husband’s tenure because she was frequently outspoken, occasionally even publicly disagreeing with her husband. In looking back at her life, and at the time that she lived it, it’s apparent that she was an awesome woman with a strong sense of right, wrong and social responsibility. Like the distant relative she married, she was born into an influential family – she was the niece of the 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt – and she used that position to remain actively involved in politics and social causes until her death in 1962 at 78.
And this quote has always been one of my favorites. It is the choices we make that define us.
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