Theodore Roosevelt

1858 - 1919

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)

Contributed by: Zaady

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

Contributed by: Zaady

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

Contributed by: Zaady

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)

Contributed by: Zaady

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)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on mind and needs

in

All the resources we need are in the mind.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Contributed by: Zaady

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

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt

Hyphenated Americans. -Metropolitan Magazine

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Source: Speech, Republican Convention , Saratoga

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on certainty, country, nations, and possibility

There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. . . . The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Source: Speech before the Knights of Columbus, New York, October 12, 1915

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on america, exercise, force, police, and power

In the Western Hemisphere the adherence of the United States to the Monroe Doctrine may force the United States, however reluctantly, in flagrant cases of such wrong doing or impotence, to the exercise of an international police power.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Source: AnnuaI Message to Congress: Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, December 6, 1904

Contributed by: Zaady

Syndicate content