Theodore Roosevelt Quotes

Speak softly and carry a big stick you will go far.
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 and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause who at best, knows 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 know neither victory nor defeat.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
I am delighted to have you play football. I believe in rough, manly sports. But I do not believe in them if they degenerate into the sole end of any one's existence. I don't want you to sacrifice standing well in your studies to any over-athleticism and I need not tell you that character counts for a great deal more than either intellect or body in winning success in life. Athletic proficiency is a mighty good servant, and like so many other good servants, a mighty bad master.
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.
The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of continuing to be a nation at all would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.
A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.
The government is us we are the government, you and I.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort.
It is not the critic that counts not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or the doer of deeds could have 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 and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming but he who does actually strive to do the deed who knows the great devotion 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 while daring greatly, knows that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls, who know neither victory nor defeat.
The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.
All the resources we need are in the mind.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
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.
The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.
The great lawyer who employs his talent and his learning in the highly emunerative task of enabling a very wealthy client to override or circumvent the law is doing all that in him lies to encourage the growth in the country of a spirit of dumb anger against all laws and of disbelief in their efficacy.
No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency.
To educate a man in mind, and not in morals, is to educate a menace to society.
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can' Then get busy and find out how to do it.
The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.
Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.
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 nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting but never hit soft
No man is above the law and no man below it.
I wish that all Americans would realize that American politics is world politics.
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.
When you play, play hard when you work, don't play at all.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.'
There is a homely old adage which runs Speak softly and carry a big stick you will go far. If the American nation will speak softly, and yet build and keep at a pitch of the highest training a thoroughly efficient navy, the Monroe Doctrine will go far.
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