Theodore Roosevelt

1858 - 1919

A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on success, courage, failure, balance, joy, victory, and defeat

It is far better 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.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Source: It was my late-father, Larry Griffith's favorite quote...one he lived by

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on hope, future, live, living, strive, striving, marrow, making the most, embrace, embracing, fullest, purpose, guide, and guiding

On the whole, we think that the greatest victories are yet to be won, the greatest deeds yet to be done, and that there are yet in store for our peoples, and for the causes that we uphold, grander triumphs than have ever yet been scored. But be this as it may, we gladly agree that the one plain duty of every man is to face the future as he faces the present, regardless of what it may have in store for him, turning toward the light as he sees the light, to play his part manfully, as a man among men.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Source: May 1894 issue of Sewanee Review--The conclusion of Roosevelt's reply to Charles H. Pearson's "National Life and Character: a Forecast"

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on nationalism, united states, future, and courage

The country needs and, unless I mistake its temper, the country demands bold, persistent experimentation. It is common sense to take a method and try it: If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something. The millions who are in want will not stand by silently forever while the things to satisfy their needs are within easy reach. We need enthusiasm, imagination and the ability to face facts, even unpleasant ones, bravely. We need to correct, by drastic means if necessary, the faults in our economic system from which we now suffer. We need the courage of the young. Yours is not the task of making your way in the world, but the task of remaking the world which you will find before you. May every one of us be granted the courage, the faith and the vision to give the best that is in us to that remaking!

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on natural resources, generations, waste, and wasteful

I recognize the right and duty of this generation to develop and use our natural resources, but I do not recognize the right to waste them, or to rob by wasteful use, the generations that come after us.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on critic, arena, man, victory, and defeat

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly…who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, 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 nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on doubt and reality

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts about reality.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt

Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on courage, needs, power, resolution, and work

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.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on progress and work

It behooves every man to remember that the work of the critic, is of altogether secondary importance, and that, in the end, progress is accomplished by the man who does things.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on death, life, and tragedy

Death is always and under all circumtances a tragedy, for if it is not, then it means that life itself has become one.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Source: Letter to Cecil Spring-Rice, March 12, 1900

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