Theodore Roosevelt Quotes


96 Theodore Roosevelt quotes:



"No people is fully civilized where a distinction is drawn between stealing an office and stealing a purse"
"At sometime in our lives a devil dwells within us, causes heartbreaks, confusion and troubles, then dies."
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"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checked by failure...than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."
"We can have no "50-50" allegiance in this country. Either a man is an American and nothing else, or he is not an American at all."
Author: Roosevelt Quotes Category: America Quotes
"One of our defects as a nation is a tendency to use what have been called ''weasel words.'' When a weasel sucks eggs the meat is sucked out of the egg. If you use a ''weasel word'' after another there is nothing left of the other."
Author: Roosevelt Quotes Category: Words Quotes
"Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones."
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"When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer "Present" or "Not Guilty."
"Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."
"A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user."
"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 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."
"Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past."
"The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly."
"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."
"It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things."
"Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike."
"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president... is morally treasonable to the American public."
"No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort."
"If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month."
"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."



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