60 Famous quotes and sayings by Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt was a politician, statesman, writer, and 26th President of the United States. He was born in New York and is a member of the Republican Party of the US. May these Theodore Roosevelt quotes help you acquire insights from his ideals that will benefit your life's journey.

Famous quotes and sayings by Theodore Roosevelt
1. “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

2. “If you've got them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.” – Theodore Roosevelt

3. “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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

5. “No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life, in a great cause.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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

7. “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

8. “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

9. “No man should receive a dollar unless that dollar has been fairly earned.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Famous quotes and sayings by Theodore Roosevelt
10. “When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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

12. “The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt

13. “Politeness is a sign of dignity, not subservience.” – Theodore Roosevelt

14. “The boy who is going to make a great man must not make up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Famous quotes and sayings by Theodore Roosevelt
15. “Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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

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

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

19. “Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Famous quotes and sayings by Theodore Roosevelt
20. “It is not often that a man can make opportunities for himself. But he can put himself in such shape that when or if the opportunities come he is ready.” – Theodore Roosevelt

21. “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

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

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

24. “Probably the greatest harm done by vast wealth is the harm that we of moderate means do ourselves when we let the vices of envy and hatred enter deep into our own natures.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Famous quotes and sayings by Theodore Roosevelt
25. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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

27. “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

28. “It tires me to talk to rich men. You expect a man of millions, the head of a great industry, to be a man worth hearing; but as a rule they don't know anything outside their own business.” – Theodore Roosevelt

29. “People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader works in the open, and the boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives.” – Theodore Roosevelt

30. “Comparison is the thief of joy.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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

32. “Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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

34. “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

35. “Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” – Theodore Roosevelt

36. “We should not forget that it will be just as important to our descendants to be prosperous in their time as it is to us to be prosperous in our time.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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

38. “Only those are fit to live who do not fear to die; and none are fit to die who have shrunk from the joy of life and the duty of life. Both life and death are parts of the same great adventure.” – Theodore Roosevelt

39. “It behooves every man to remember that the work of the critic is of altogether secondary importance, and that in the end, progress is accomplished by the man who does things.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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

41. “There can be no life without change, and to be afraid of what is different or unfamiliar is to be afraid of life.” – Theodore Roosevelt

42. “It may be true that he travels farthest who travels alone, but the goal thus reached is not worth reaching.” – Theodore Roosevelt

43. “Complaining about a problem without posing a solution is called whining.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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

45. “It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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

47. “The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.” – Theodore Roosevelt

48. “No ability, no strength and force, no power of intellect or power of wealth, shall avail us, if we have not the root of right living in us.” – Theodore Roosevelt

49. “I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life; I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.” – Theodore Roosevelt

50. “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.” – Theodore Roosevelt

51. “In advocating any measure, we must consider not only its justice but its practicability.” – Theodore Roosevelt

52. “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

53. “The problems differ from generation to generation, but the qualities needed to solve them remain unchanged from world’s end to world’s end.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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

55. “If a man does not have an ideal and try to live up to it, then he becomes a mean, base and sordid creature, no matter how successful.” – Theodore Roosevelt

56. “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

57. “The worst lesson that can be taught to a man is to rely upon others and to whine over his sufferings.” – Theodore Roosevelt

58. “The reactionary is always willing to take a progressive attitude on any issue that is dead.” – Theodore Roosevelt

59. “The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his weight.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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

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