quotes of Theodore Roosevelt; 148 quotes

"It is better to be faithful than famous"

"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."

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"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified..."

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"It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things"

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"There is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head"

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"There can be no fifty-fifty Americanism in this country. There is room here for only 100 % Americanism, only for those who are Americans and nothing else."

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"If I must choose between peace and righteousness, I choose righteousness"

"The human body has two ends on it: one to create with and one to sit on. Sometimes people get their ends reversed. When this happens they need a kick in the seat of the pants."

"When you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it."

"A great democracy must be progressive or it will soon cease to be a great democracy"

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