quotes of Theodore Roosevelt; 148 quotes

"Our chief usefulness to humanity rests on our combining power with high purpose. Power undirected by high purpose spells calamity, and high purpose by itself is utterly useless if the power to put it into effect is lacking."

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"The poorest way to face life is to face it with a sneer"

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"Don't foul, don't flinch. Hit the line hard."

"No man is justified in doing evil on the grounds of expedience"

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"Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young."

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"Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones."

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"Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster."

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"People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives."

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"Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit softly"

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"It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort."

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