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Theodore Roosevelt
Believe you can and you're halfway there.
Theodore Roosevelt
Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young.
Theodore Roosevelt
The reactionary is always willing to take a progressive attitude on any issue that is dead.
Theodore Roosevelt
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
Theodore Roosevelt
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Theodore Roosevelt
The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Theodore Roosevelt
It is difficult to make our material condition better by the best law, but it is easy enough to ruin it by bad laws.
Theodore Roosevelt
A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
Theodore Roosevelt
It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
Theodore Roosevelt
Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.
Theodore Roosevelt
Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering.
Theodore Roosevelt
The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.
Theodore Roosevelt
A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.
Theodore Roosevelt
A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
Theodore Roosevelt
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt
Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past.
Theodore Roosevelt
A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.
Theodore Roosevelt
The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Theodore Roosevelt
The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight.
Theodore Roosevelt
Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.
Theodore Roosevelt
The government is us we are the government, you and I.
Theodore Roosevelt
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Theodore Roosevelt
The boy who is going to make a great man must not make up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.
Theodore Roosevelt
No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life, in a great cause.
Theodore Roosevelt
Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted only to rhetoric. If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk we must act big.
Theodore Roosevelt
If there is not the war, you don't get the great general if there is not a great occasion, you don't get a great statesman if Lincoln had lived in a time of peace, no one would have known his name.
Theodore Roosevelt
No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort.
Theodore Roosevelt
Germany has reduced savagery to a science, and this great war for the victorious peace of justice must go on until the German cancer is cut clean out of the world body.
Theodore Roosevelt
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
Theodore Roosevelt
There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering.
Theodore Roosevelt
Believe you can and you're halfway there.
Theodore Roosevelt
With self-discipline most anything is possible.
Theodore Roosevelt
A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.
Theodore Roosevelt
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
Theodore Roosevelt
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
Theodore Roosevelt
The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
Theodore Roosevelt
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Theodore Roosevelt
No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life, in a great cause.
Theodore Roosevelt
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
Theodore Roosevelt
Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.
Theodore Roosevelt
There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering.
Theodore Roosevelt
I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life.
Theodore Roosevelt
The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
Theodore Roosevelt
Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.
Theodore Roosevelt
Some men can live up to their loftiest ideals without ever going higher than a basement.
Theodore Roosevelt
It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
Theodore Roosevelt
Wars are, of course, as a rule to be avoided but they are far better than certain kinds of peace.
Theodore Roosevelt
If there is not the war, you don't get the great general if there is not a great occasion, you don't get a great statesman if Lincoln had lived in a time of peace, no one would have known his name.
Theodore Roosevelt
Germany has reduced savagery to a science, and this great war for the victorious peace of justice must go on until the German cancer is cut clean out of the world body.
Theodore Roosevelt
A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues.
Theodore Roosevelt
The most practical kind of politics is the politics of decency.
Theodore Roosevelt
A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.
Theodore Roosevelt
Germany has reduced savagery to a science, and this great war for the victorious peace of justice must go on until the German cancer is cut clean out of the world body.
Theodore Roosevelt
To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
Theodore Roosevelt
The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.
Theodore Roosevelt
Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young.
Theodore Roosevelt
For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison.
Theodore Roosevelt
The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.
Theodore Roosevelt
Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.
Theodore Roosevelt
If there is not the war, you don't get the great general if there is not a great occasion, you don't get a great statesman if Lincoln had lived in a time of peace, no one would have known his name.
Theodore Roosevelt
If there is not the war, you don't get the great general if there is not a great occasion, you don't get a great statesman if Lincoln had lived in a time of peace, no one would have known his name.
Theodore Roosevelt
Germany has reduced savagery to a science, and this great war for the victorious peace of justice must go on until the German cancer is cut clean out of the world body.
Theodore Roosevelt
Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.
Theodore Roosevelt
The man who loves other countries as much as his own stands on a level with the man who loves other women as much as he loves his own wife.
Theodore Roosevelt
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Theodore Roosevelt
I don't pity any man who does hard work worth doing. I admire him. I pity the creature who does not work, at whichever end of the social scale he may regard himself as being.
Theodore Roosevelt
It behooves every man to remember that the work of the critic is of altogether secondary importance, and that, in the end, progress is accomplished by the man who does things.
Theodore Roosevelt
I am only an average man but, by George, I work harder at it than the average man.
Theodore Roosevelt
When you play, play hard when you work, don't play at all.
Theodore Roosevelt
Leave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it.
Theodore Roosevelt
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Theodore Roosevelt
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt
Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
Theodore Roosevelt
In this country we have no place for hyphenated Americans.
Theodore Roosevelt
The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.
Theodore Roosevelt
Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
Theodore Roosevelt
Comparison is the thief of joy.
Theodore Roosevelt
The lack of power to take joy in outdoor nature is as real a misfortune as the lack of power to take joy in books
Theodore Roosevelt
When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on.
Theodore Roosevelt
Believe you can, and you're halfway there.
Theodore Roosevelt
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Theodore Roosevelt
Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.
Theodore Roosevelt
People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care
Theodore Roosevelt
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Theodore Roosevelt
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
Theodore Roosevelt
A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
Theodore Roosevelt
Nothing in this world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty. No kind of life is worth leading if it is always an easy life. I know that your life is hard; I know that your work is hard; and hardest of all for those of you who have the highest trained consciences, and who therefore feel always how much you ought to do. I know your work is hard, and that is why I congratulate you with all my heart. I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life; I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.
Theodore Roosevelt
Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.
Theodore Roosevelt
I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.
Theodore Roosevelt
The men worked hard and faithfully. As a rule, in spite of the number of rough characters among them, they behaved very well. One night a few of them went on a spree, and proceeded to paint San Antonio red. One was captured by the city authorities, and we had to leave him behind us in jail. The others we dealt with ourselves, in a way that prevented a repetition of the occurrence.
Theodore Roosevelt
I would rather go out of politics having the feeling that I had done what was right than stay in with the approval of all men, knowing in my heart that I have acted as I ought not to.
Theodore Roosevelt
To befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business & corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day.
Theodore Roosevelt
Our fight is a fundamental fight against both of the old corrupt party machines, for both are under the dominion of the plunder league of the professional politicians who are controlled and sustained by the great beneficiaries of privilege and reaction.
Theodore Roosevelt
Generally the thunder-storms came in the afternoon, but once I saw one at sunrise, driving down the high mountain valleys toward us. It was a very beautiful and almost terrible sight; for the sun rose behind the storm, and shone through the gusty rifts, lighting the mountain-crests here and there, while the plain below lay shrouded in the lingering night. The angry, level rays edged the dark clouds with crimson, and turned the downpour into sheets of golden rain; in the valleys the glimmering mists were tinted every wild hue; and the remotest heavens were lit with flaming glory.
Theodore Roosevelt
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Theodore Roosevelt
I am a part of everything that I have read.
Theodore Roosevelt
The death-knell of the republic had rung as soon as the active power became lodged in the hands of those who sought, not to do justice to all citizens, rich and poor alike, but to stand for one special class and for its interests as opposed to the interests of others.
Theodore Roosevelt
No man needs sympathy because he has to work, because he has a burden to carry. Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Theodore Roosevelt
When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all.
Theodore Roosevelt
To all who have known really happy family lives, that is, to all who have known or who have witnessed the greatest happiness which there can be on this earth, it is hardly necessary to say that the highest idea of the family is attainable only where the father and mother stand to each other as lovers and friends. In these homes the children are bound to father and mother by ties of love, respect, and obedience, which are simply strengthened by the fact that they are treated as reasonable beings with rights of their own, and that the rule of the household is changed to suit the changing years, as childhood passes into manhood and womanhood.