Best Quotes Of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt Quotes



To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society. 
Theodore Roosevelt

With self-discipline most anything is possible. 
Theodore Roosevelt

Believe you can and you're halfway there. 
Theodore Roosevelt

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

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

People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives. 
Theodore Roosevelt

A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education. 
Theodore Roosevelt

Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care. 
Theodore Roosevelt

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

The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything. 
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

Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind. 
Theodore Roosevelt

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

Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time. 
Theodore Roosevelt

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

The most practical kind of politics is the politics of decency. 
Theodore Roosevelt

A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user. 
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

Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young. 
Theodore Roosevelt

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

Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones. 
Theodore Roosevelt

The American people abhor a vacuum. 
Theodore Roosevelt

Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe. 
Theodore Roosevelt

The one thing I want to leave my children is an honorable name. 
Theodore Roosevelt

The most practical kind of politics is the politics of decency. 
Theodore Roosevelt

I am a part of everything that I have read. 
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

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 most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people. 
Theodore Roosevelt

To announce that there must be no criticism of the president... is morally treasonable to the American public. 
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

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

The most successful politician is he who says what the people are thinking most often in the loudest voice. 
Theodore Roosevelt

The human body has two ends on it: one to create with and one to sit on. Sometimes people get their ends reversed. When this happens they need a kick in the seat of the pants. 
Theodore Roosevelt

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

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

I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head. 
Theodore Roosevelt

I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head. 
Theodore Roosevelt

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


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. 
Theodore Roosevelt

A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues. 
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

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 reactionary is always willing to take a progressive attitude on any issue that is dead. 
Theodore Roosevelt

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


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