Quotes by Theodore Roosevelt

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

  • “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
  • “Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”
    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
  • “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
  • “With self-discipline most anything is possible.”
    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
  • “It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.”
    by Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
    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
  • “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.”
    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
  • “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.”
    by Theodore Roosevelt
  • “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.”
    by Theodore Roosevelt
  • “A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.”
    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
  • “Absence and death are the same – only that in death there is no suffering.”
    by Theodore Roosevelt

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