Theodore Roosevelt Quotes


96 Theodore Roosevelt quotes:



"We are face to face with our destiny and we must meet it with a high and resolute courage. For us is the life of action, of strenuous performance of duty; let us live in the harness, striving mightily; let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out."
Author: Roosevelt Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort."
Author: Roosevelt Quotes Category: Advice Quotes
"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."
"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 and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, 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, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."
Author: Roosevelt Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
"Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones."
Author: Roosevelt Quotes Category: Ability Quotes
"The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people."
"Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time."
"Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."
"Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young."
"With self-discipline most anything is possible."
"Believe you can and you're halfway there."
"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
"The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life."
Author: Roosevelt Quotes Category: America Quotes
"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."
"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."
"Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike."
"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."
"No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man's permission when we ask him to obey it."
"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president... is morally treasonable to the American public."



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