Theodore Roosevelt

1858 - 1919

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 failure and success

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on achievement, deed, defeat, effort, enthusiasm, errors, failure, soul, timidity, and victory

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly;  who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Source: "Man in the Arena" Speech given April 23, 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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