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)
Contributed by: Zaady
The world wants the kind of men who do not shrink from temporary defeats in life; but come again and wrestle triumph from defeat.
Source: Albert W. Daw Collection
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.
Source: Speech at Springfield, Illinois, July 4, 1903
I am simply unable to understand the value placed by so many people upon great wealth.
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.
Source: The New Nationalism, 1910
I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life.
Source: Speech before the Hamilton Club, Chicago, April 10,1899
Far away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
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.
Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars and keep your feet on the ground.
Nine-tenths of wisdom consists of being wise in time.
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