Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
President Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
President Theodore Roosevelt.
BornTheodore Roosevelt, Jr.
October 27, 1858
New York, New York
DiedJanuary 6, 1919
Oyster Bay, New York
Twenty-sixth President of the U.S. 1901-1909. Vice President 1901. Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War, 1898. One of the world's experts on birds, he explored and charted what is now the Roosevelt River in Brazil in 1914.

The repository contains 18 quotes from President Theodore Roosevelt.

AdviceMotivation

In life, as in a football game, the principle to follow is, ďHit the line hard.Ē

Words of Wisdom

Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars but remember to keep your feet on the ground.

Principle

A manís usefulness depends on his living up to his ideals insofar as he can.

Character

Alike for the nation and the individual, the one indispensable requisite is character.

AdversityCharacterCourage and Fear

All daring and courage, all iron endurance of misfortune make for a finer and nobler type of manhood.

Courage and FearSuccess and Failure

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.

MotivationSuccess and Failure

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.

Motivation

Iím not a good shot, but I shoot often.

Success and Failure

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.

Life

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.

Words of Wisdom

Courage, hard work, self-mastery, and intelligent effort are all essential to successful life.

Politics and Government

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

America and Patriotism

There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism.

Words of Wisdom

Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.

MotivationSuccess and Failure

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.

Education

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.

Justice

No man is above the law and no man is below it; nor do we ask any manís permission when we ask him to obey it.

People

It is always better to be an original than an imitation, even when the imitation is of something better than the original.