Quotes by Theodore Roosevelt

Quotes by Theodore Roosevelt (26th president of US (1858 – 1919))

  • “Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”
    by Theodore Roosevelt
  • “For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison.”
    by Theodore Roosevelt
  • “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.”
    by Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.”
    by Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Absence and death are the same – only that in death there is no suffering.”
    by 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.”
    by Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.”
    by 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.”
    by Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.”
    by Theodore Roosevelt
  • “The reactionary is always willing to take a progressive attitude on any issue that is dead.”
    by Theodore Roosevelt
  • “The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.”
    by Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
    by Theodore Roosevelt
  • “No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort.”
    by Theodore Roosevelt
  • “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.”
    by Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”
    by Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.”
    by Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted only to rhetoric. If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk; we must act big.”
    by Theodore Roosevelt
  • “It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.”
    by 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.”
    by 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.”
    by Theodore Roosevelt

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