Theodore Roosevelt

1858 - 1919

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 laws and obedience

No man is above the law and no man below it; nor do we ask any man's permission when we require him to obey it. Obedience to the law is demanded as a right; not asked as a favor.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Source: Third Annual Message, December 7, 1903

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on politicians, success, and thinking

The most successful politician is he who says what everybody is thinking most often and in the loudest voice.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on crisis, day, endurance, idealism, intelligence, life, power, and practicality

Let us show, not merely in great crises, but in every day of life, qualities of practical intelligence, of hardihood and endurance, and above all, the power of devotion to a lofty ideal.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on mind and needs

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All the resources we need are in the mind.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on community and welfare

Every man holds his property subject to the general right of the community to regulate its use to whatever degree the public welfare may require it.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Source: Speech at Osawatomie, August 31, 1910

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on body, life, risk, and worth

No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his body, to risk his well-being, to risk his life in a great cause.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Source: The Strenuous Life: Essays and Addresses, 1900. The Strenuous Life

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