Theodore Roosevelt

1858 - 1919

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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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on country

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We can have no "50-50" allegiance in this country. Either a man is an American and nothing else, or he is not an American at all.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on exercise, intelligence, laws, success, and work

There never has been devised, and there never will be devised, any law which will enable a man to succeed save by the exercise of those qualities which have always been the prerequisites of success - the qualities of hard work, of keen intelligence, of unflinching will.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on courage, effort, intelligence, life, success, and work

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

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on children, destruction, prosperity, and usefulness

To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Source: Message to Congress, December 3, 1907

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on defeat, kindness, life, men, and world

The world wants the kind of men who do not shrink from temporary defeats in life; but come again and wrestle triumph from defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on country and good

A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards. More than that no man is entitled to, and less than that no man shall have.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Source: Speech at Springfield, Illinois, July 4, 1903

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on people, understanding, value, and wealth

I am simply unable to understand the value placed by so many people upon great wealth.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on citizenship, good, government, nations, people, progress, prosperity, and welfare

The object of government is the welfare of the people. The material progress and prosperity of a nation are desirable chiefly so far as they lead to the moral and material welfare of all good citizens.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Source: The New Nationalism, 1910

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on life and wishes

I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Source: Speech before the Hamilton Club, Chicago, April 10,1899

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