quotes of Theodore Roosevelt; 148 quotes

"A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user."

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"War is not merely justifiable, but imperative upon honorable men, upon an honorable nation, where peace can only be obtained by the sacrifice of conscientious conviction or of national welfare"

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"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."

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"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"

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"The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything."

"The most practical kind of politics is the politics of decency"

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"There is a homely adage which runs: "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far"

"Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike."

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"The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants them to do, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it"

"To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a meance to society."

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