quotes of Theodore Roosevelt; 148 quotes

"At sometime in our lives a devil dwells within us, causes heartbreaks, confusion and troubles, then dies."

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"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."

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"It pays no matter what comes after it, to try and do things, to accomplish things in this life and not merely to have a soft and pleasant time."

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"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."

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"Conservation and rural-life policies are really two sides of the same policy; and down at bottom this policy rests upon the fundamental law that neither man nor nation can prosper unless, in dealing with the present, thought is steadily taken for th"

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"A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards. More than that no man is entitled to, and less than that no man shall have."

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"He has no more backbone than a chocolate eclair"

"The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased, and not impaired, in value"

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"The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly."

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"Laws are essential emanations from the self-poised character of God; they radiate from the sun to the circling edge of creation. Verily, the mighty Lawgiver hath subjected himself unto laws."

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