Quotation by Eleanor Roosevelt

Always be on time. Never try to make any personal engagements. Do as little talking as humanly possible. Never be disturbed by anything. Always do what you're told to do as quickly as possible. Remember to lean back in a parade, so that people can see your husband. Don't get too fat to ride three on a seat. Get out of the way as quickly as you're not needed.
Eleanor Roosevelt (1884–1962), U.S. First Lady, author, and speaker. As quoted in Eleanor and Franklin, ch. 50, by Joseph P. Lash (1971).

Written c. 1940, on what the wife of a "public man" must do. Roosevelt was the wife of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945; President, 1933-1945).
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