Quote by eleanor roosevelt small minds

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quote by eleanor roosevelt small minds

Quote by Eleanor Roosevelt: “Great minds talk about ideas; small minds talk ...”

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Strong, Average, and Weak Minds - Quotes Explained

Eleanor Roosevelt

Average minds discuss events. Great minds discuss ideas. Regardless of the speaker it raises interesting ideas, but raises them in a manner which more or less defeats the implied judgment. If it is small-minded to judge people, is that not precisely the effect of this quote? The richness of our lives is in our connections with others.

Disputed [ edit ] No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. It can't. Quotographer Rosalie Maggio scoured that book and many others by and about Roosevelt in search of this line, without success. In their own extensive searching, archivists at the Franklin D. A discussion of some of the earliest known attributions of this quote to Roosevelt, which may be a paraphrase from an interview, can be found in this entry from Quote Investigator. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

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Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people. Small minds love to talk about the other people. Average minds discuss events, average minds tend to find the problems without looking for the solutions. Successful people have the capability to develop a right mindset. Average minds love to discuss events while great minds love to be a part of events. Successful people are action oriented, average people are talk oriented. Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.

I've always interpreted the discussing people in terms of gossiping about people rather than discussing the achievements, advances or contributions of people. There's many more interesting things about people than mere gossip; thinking about how they tick, how they see the world; how to connect, inspire, motivate them; how to be kind, compassionate, caring, understanding. Only someone who doesn't have much interpersonal intelligence would dismiss people interested in other people. This quote sounds good on the surface but it doesn't withstand scrutiny. A scientist studies ideas, a historian studies events, and a biographer studies people, but saying these individuals have great, average, and small minds respectively is ridiculous. All three professions are noble and can benefit society greatly. Maybe this quote is meant to be interpreted a particular way, but that precludes it from being a solid truth.


  1. Fayme L. says:

    Quote by Eleanor Roosevelt: “Great minds talk about ideas; small minds talk ”

  2. Claude L. says:

    Quote Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. -. Change background. Great minds discuss ideas; average.

  3. Trumaficus1990 says:

    “Small minds discuss people. Average minds discuss events. Great minds discuss ideas.” This is a quote misattributed to both Eleanor Roosevelt and Admiral.

  4. Greer S. says:

    Great Minds discuss ideas

  5. Kathrin F. says:

    Eleanor Roosevelt on a fresh start: With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.

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