Theodore Roosevelt Quotes (71 quotations)

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1. A just war is in the long run far better for a nation's soul than the most prosperous peace obtained by acquiescence in wrong or injustice. - Theodore Roosevelt

2. 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. - Theodore Roosevelt

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

4. A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues. - Theodore Roosevelt

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

6. Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering. - Theodore Roosevelt

7. Any man who tries to excite class hatred, sectional hate, hate of creeds, any kind of hatred in our community, though he may affect to do it in the interest of the class he is addressing, is in the long run with absolute certainly that class's own worst enemy. - Theodore Roosevelt

8. Appraisals are where you get together with your team leader and agree what an outstanding member of the team you are, how much your contribution has been valued, what massive potential you have and, in recognition of all this, would you mind having your salary halved. - Theodore Roosevelt

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

10. Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike. - Theodore Roosevelt

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

12. Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft! - Theodore Roosevelt

13. Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe. - Theodore Roosevelt

14. Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. - Theodore Roosevelt

15. Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorius 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

16. Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster. - Theodore Roosevelt

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

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

19. I don't go so far as to think that the only good Indians are dead Indians, but I believe nine out of ten are, and I shouldn't inquire too closely into the case of the tenth. The most vicious cowboy has more moral principle than the average Indian." - Theodore Roosevelt

20. I took the Canal Zone and let Congress debate; and while the debate goes on, the canal does also. - Theodore Roosevelt

21. If I must choose between righteousness and peace, I choose righteousness. - Theodore Roosevelt

22. If I were a factory employee, a workman on the railroads or a wage-earner of any sort, I would undoubtedly join the union of my trade. If I disapproved of its policy, I would join in order to fight that policy; if the union leaders were dishonest, I would join in order to put them out. I believe in the union and I believe that all men who are benefited by the union are morally bound to help to the extent of their power in the common interests advanced by the union. - Theodore Roosevelt

23. If there is not the war, you don't get the great general; if there is not a great occasion, you don't get a great statesman; if Lincoln had lived in a time of peace, no one would have known his name. - Theodore Roosevelt

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

25. In a moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing. - Theodore Roosevelt

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