Theodore Roosevelt Quotes

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Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. – Theodore Roosevelt

The reason fat men are good natured is they can neither fight nor run. – Theodore Roosevelt

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. – Theodore Roosevelt

In this country we have no place for hyphenated Americans. – Theodore Roosevelt

Believe you can and you’re halfway there. – Theodore Roosevelt

The joy in life is his who has the heart to demand it. – Theodore Roosevelt

When you’re at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on. – Theodore Roosevelt

If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness. – Theodore Roosevelt

People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. – Theodore Roosevelt

No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency. – Theodore Roosevelt

The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything. – Theodore Roosevelt

Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars, but remember to keep your feet on the ground. – Theodore Roosevelt

To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society. – Theodore Roosevelt

No man should receive a dollar unless that dollar has been fairly earned. – Theodore Roosevelt

Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right. – Theodore Roosevelt

I am only an average man, but by George, I work harder at it than the average man. – Theodore Roosevelt

Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground. – Theodore Roosevelt

Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive. – Theodore Roosevelt

If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month. – Theodore Roosevelt

Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe. – Theodore Roosevelt

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing. – Theodore Roosevelt

In life, as in football, the principle to follow is to hit the line hard. – Theodore Roosevelt

Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far. – 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

Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength. – Theodore Roosevelt

Comparison is the thief of joy. – Theodore Roosevelt

I am a part of everything that I have read. – Theodore Roosevelt

A great democracy has got to be progressive or it will soon cease to be great or a democracy. – Theodore Roosevelt

No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care. – Theodore Roosevelt

The worst of all fears is the fear of living. – Theodore Roosevelt

Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country. – Theodore Roosevelt

Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage. – Theodore Roosevelt

A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user. – Theodore Roosevelt

For those who fight for it life has a flavor the sheltered will never know. – Theodore Roosevelt

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. – Theodore Roosevelt

90% of the work in this country is done by people who don’t feel good. – 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

I put myself in the way of things happening, and they happened. – Theodore Roosevelt

Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering. – Theodore Roosevelt

No man is above the law, and no man is below it. – Theodore Roosevelt

When you play, play hard; when you work, don’t play at all. – Theodore Roosevelt

Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official. – Theodore Roosevelt

Don’t hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft! – Theodore Roosevelt

The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided, but NEVER hit softly. – Theodore Roosevelt

When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer ‘Present’ or ‘Not Guilty’. – Theodore Roosevelt

All the resources we need are in the mind. – Theodore Roosevelt

If you’ve got them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow. – Theodore Roosevelt

I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do! That is character! – Theodore Roosevelt

Politeness [is] a sign of dignity, not subservience. – Theodore Roosevelt

There is quite enough sorrow and shame and suffering and baseness in real life, and there is no need for meeting it unnecessarily in fiction. – Theodore Roosevelt

It is true of the Nation, as of the individual, that the greatest doer must also be a great dreamer. – Theodore Roosevelt

Aggressive fighting for the right is the noblest sport the world affords. – Theodore Roosevelt

Nothing worth having comes easy. – Theodore Roosevelt