Theodore Roosevelt Quotes.
No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life, in a great cause.
Some men can live up to their loftiest ideals without ever going higher than a basement.
It is difficult to make our material condition better by the best law, but it is easy enough to ruin it by bad laws.
The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight.
Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. To destroy this invisible government, to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of today.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive.
Absence and death are the same – only that in death there is no suffering.
Most of us tiptoe through life in order to make it safely to death.
These international bankers and Rockefeller Standard Oil interests control the majority of newspapers and the columns of these papers to club into submission or drive out of public office officials who refuse to do the bidding of the powerful corrupt cliques which compose the invisible government.
With self-discipline most anything is possible.
I am a part of everything that I have read.
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.
The boy who is going to make a great man must not make up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.
Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past.
The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.