quotes of Theodore Roosevelt; 148 quotes

"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."

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"One of our defects as a nation is a tendency to use what have been called ''weasel words.'' When a weasel sucks eggs the meat is sucked out of the egg. If you use a ''weasel word'' after another there is nothing left of the other."

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"If we do not protect the environment now, we cannot ensure a strong nation for our children, ... If we do not act today, many of these lands will be gone."

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"Let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out."

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"It is essential that there should be organization of labor. This is an era of organization. Capital organizes and therefore labor must organize."

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"I don't pity any man who does hard work worth doing. I admire him. I pity the creature who does not work, at whichever end of the social scale he may regard himself as being."

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"No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort."

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"After the war, and until the day of his death, his position on almost every public question was either mischievous or ridiculous, and usually both"

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"Leave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it."

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"I took the canal zone and let congress debate, and while the debate goes on the canal does also"