Eleanor Roosevelt was a woman who fought not only for women’s rights but for all of the poor and oppressed. Her story is remarkable, as she transformed from her mother’s unwanted child to the first lady of the world.
32. “Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness you are able to give.”
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was born on October 11, 1884, into one of the wealthiest families of all the New York elite. In that world, the only thing that mattered for a woman was to look beautiful, and a certain socially-defined standard of beauty at that. But from this furnace of growing up in a world in which she never really belonged, she became one of the greatest leaders of the twentieth century.