Theodore Roosevelt

1858 - 1919

A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on jobs

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Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, "Certainly I can!" - and get busy and find out how to do it.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on people and success

The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on business and people

We demand that big business give people a square deal; in return we must insist that when anyone engaged in big business honestly endeavors to do right, he shall himself he given a square deal.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Source: Autobiography, 1913

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on boldness, common sense, country, failure, mistakes, needs, and temper

The country needs and, unless I mistake its temper, the country demands bold, persistent, experimentation. It is common sense to take a method and try it, if it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on character, individuality, life, and nations

Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on children, citizenship, community, force, interest, nations, potential, suffering, welfare, and elightenment

Each child represents either a potential addition to the protective capacity and enlightened citizenship of the nation or, if allowed to suffer from neglect, a potential addition to the destructive forces of a community. . . . The interests of the nation are involved in the welfare of this array of children no less than in our great material affairs.

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on clarity, evil, good, men, principles, time, and work

There is a point, of course, where a man must take the isolated peak and break with all his associates for clear principle; but until that time comes he must work, if he would be of use, with men as they are. As long as the good in them overbalances the evil, let him work with them for the best that can be obtained.

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on action, courage, destiny, duty, life, performance, and risk

We are face to face with our destiny and we must meet it with a high and resolute courage. For us it is the life of action, of strenuous performance of duty; let us live in the harness, striving mightily; let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on mistakes

The only man who makes no mistakes is the man who never does anything. Do not be afraid to make mistakes providing you do not make the same one twice.

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on evil

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No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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

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