quotes of Theodore Roosevelt; 148 quotes

"Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted only to rhetoric. If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk; we must act big."

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"The men and women who have the right ideals... are those who have the courage to strive for the happiness which comes only with labor and effort and self-sacrifice, and those whose joy in life springs in part from power of work and sense of duty."

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"I have often been afraid, but I wouldn't give in to it. I made myself act as though I was not afraid, and gradually my fear disappeared."

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"I am only an average man but, by George, I work harder at it than the average man"

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"Thank God for the iron in the blood of our fathers"

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"A just war is in the long run far better for a man's soul than the most prosperous peace"

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"We live in a great and free country only because our forefathers were willing to wage war rather than accept the peace that spells destruction"

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"No people is fully civilized where a distinction is drawn between stealing an office and stealing a purse"

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"We need the iron qualities that go with true manhood. We need the positive virtues of resolution, of courage, of indomitable will, of power to do without shrinking the rough work that must always be done."

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"Obedience of the law is demanded; not asked as a favor."

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