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Quotation by Eleanor Roosevelt
As life developed, I faced each problem as it came along. As my activities and work broadened and reached out, I never tried to shirk. I tried never to evade an issue. When I found I had something to do—I just did it.
Eleanor Roosevelt (1884–1962), U.S. First Lady, author, and speaker. As quoted in Eleanor and Franklin, ch. 35, by Joseph P. Lash (1971).
In a Washington Herald interview in 1933, her first year as First Lady. She had been asked how she overcame her youthful shyness to become an influential political personage.
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