Born October 11, 1884 | Died November 7, 1962
American United Nations diplomat, humanitarian, and First Lady
"It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness."
"It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself."
"Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."
"Great minds discuss ideas;average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."
"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."
"A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think."
"I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall."