Theodore Roosevelt

1858 - 1919

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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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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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on football, life, and principles

In life, as in a football game, the principle to follow is: Hit the line hard.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on faith, good, meetings, people, play, and world

If we are to be really great people, we must strive in good faith to play a great part in the world. We cannot avoid meeting great issues. All that we can determine for ourselves is whether we shall meet them well or ill.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on defeat, failure, suffering, and victory

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Source: Speech before the Hamilton Club, Chicago, April 10,1899

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