Theodore Roosevelt

1858 - 1919

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 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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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on adventure, death, duty, fear, joy, and life

Only those are fit to live who do not fear to die; and none are fit to die who have shrunk from the joy of life and the duty of life. Both life and death are parts of the same Great Adventure.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on life, men, peace, risk, and world

If we seek merely swollen, slothful ease and ignoble peace, if we shrink from the hard contests where men must win at the hazard of their lives and at the risk of all they hold dear, then bolder and stronger peoples will pass us by, and will win for themselves the domination of the world.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt

Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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