Theodore Roosevelt

1858 - 1919

A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt

Do not hit at all if it can be avoided, but never hit softly.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Source: Autobiography, 1913

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on citizenship and good

The first requisite of a good citizen in this Republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his weight.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Source: Speech at New York, November 11, 1902

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on home, impossibility, life, and risk

It is impossible to win the great prizes of life without running risks, and the greatest of all prizes are those connected with the home.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on guilt and present

When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer "Present" or "Not Guilty."

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on courage, duty, effort, happiness, idealism, joy, labor, life, men, men and women, power, sacrifice, self-sacrifice, women, and work

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.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on efficiency and nations

There is a homely adage which runs, "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far." If the American nation will speak softly and yet build and keep at a pitch of the highest training a thoroughly efficient navy, the Monroe Doctrine will go far.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Source: Speech at Minnesota State Fair, September 2, 1901

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt

I am as strong as a bull moose and you can use me to the limit.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Source: Letter to Mark Hanna, June 27, 1900

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on anger, country, growth, laws, lawyers, learning, lies, spirit, and talent

The great lawyer who employs his talent and his learning in the highly emunerative task of enabling a very wealthy client to override or circumvent the law is doing all that in him lies to encourage the growth in the country of a spirit of dumb anger against all laws and of disbelief in their efficacy.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt

We stand at Armageddon and we battle for the Lord.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Source: Speech at Progressive Party Convention, Chicago, June 17, 1912

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on aristocracy, certainty, generations, government, idealism, men, money, nations, peace, and war

We stand equally against government by a plutocracy and government by a mob. There is something to be said for government by a great aristocracy which has furnished leaders to the nation in peace and war for generations; even a democrat like myself must admit this. But there is absolutely nothing to be said for government by a plutocracy, for government by men very powerful in certain lines and gifted with "the money touch," but with ideals which in their essence are merely those of so many glorified pawnbrokers.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Source: Letter to Sir Edward Grey, November 15, 1913

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