Theodore Roosevelt quotes

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

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

— Theodore Roosevelt

 quotes - Believe you can and you're halfway there. Share

“Believe you can and you're halfway there.”

— Theodore Roosevelt

 quotes - Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground. Share

“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.”

— Theodore Roosevelt

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“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”

— 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

“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

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

— Theodore Roosevelt

“A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.”

— Theodore Roosevelt

“The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.”

— Theodore Roosevelt

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

— Theodore Roosevelt

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

— 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

“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.”

— Theodore Roosevelt

“Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.”

— 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

“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”

— Theodore Roosevelt

“The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.”

— Theodore Roosevelt

“When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.'”

— Theodore Roosevelt

“Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.”

— Theodore Roosevelt

“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

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

— Theodore Roosevelt

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

— Theodore Roosevelt

“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

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

— 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

“The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.”

— Theodore Roosevelt

“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.”

— Theodore Roosevelt

“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.”

— Theodore Roosevelt

“Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.”

— Theodore Roosevelt