|Born||Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.|
October 27, 1858
New York, New York
|Died||January 6, 1919|
Oyster Bay, New York
The repository contains 18 quotes from President Theodore Roosevelt.
In life, as in a football game, the principle to follow is, “Hit the line hard.”
Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars but remember to keep your feet on the ground.
A man’s usefulness depends on his living up to his ideals insofar as he can.
Alike for the nation and the individual, the one indispensable requisite is character.
All daring and courage, all iron endurance of misfortune make for a finer and nobler type of manhood.
It is not the critic who counts, not the one who points out how the strong man stumbled or how the doer of deeds might have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred with sweat and dust and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, if he wins, knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much or suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
I’m not a good shot, but I shoot often.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Only those are fit to live who do not fear to die, and none are fit to die who have shrunk from the joy of life and the duty of life.
Courage, hard work, self-mastery, and intelligent effort are all essential to successful life.
A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism.
Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.
Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
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.
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.
It is always better to be an original than an imitation, even when the imitation is of something better than the original.