Theodore Roosevelt

1858 - 1919

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.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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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.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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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.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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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.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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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

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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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.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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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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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on education, mind, and society

To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Source: —ALBERT W. DAW collection

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on change, citizenship, common sense, courage, feeling, future, good, individuality, justice, mind, past, sympathy, truth, and world

Though conditions have grown puzzling in their complexity, though changes have been vast, yet we may remain absolutely sure of one thing; that now as ever in the past, and as it will ever be in-the future, there can be no substitute for elemental virtues, for the elemental qualities to which we allude when we speak of a man, not only as a good man, but as emphatically a man. We can build up the standard of individual citizenship and individual well-being, we can raise the national standard and make it what it can and shall be made, only by each of us steadfastly keeping in mind that there can be no substitute for the world-old commonplace qualities of truth, justice, and courage, thrift, industry, common sense and genuine sympathy with the fellow feelings of others.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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