Theodore Roosevelt

1858 - 1919

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 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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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on chance, life, work, and worth

Far away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on decisions

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.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on generosity, idealism, and practicality

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

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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