Theodore Roosevelt

1858 - 1919

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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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt

Keep your eyes on the stars, keep your feet on the ground.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on faith and fame

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It is better to be faithful than famous.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on country and good

This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on country

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There can be no fifty-fifty Americanism in this country. There is room here for only 100 per cent. Americanism, only for those who are Americans and nothing else.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Source: Speech, Republican Convention , Saratoga

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on work

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I am only an average man but, by George, I work harder at it than the average man.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt

What I am to be, I am becoming.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on america, civilization, community, conflict, conquest, day, debt, humanity, idleness, impatience, interest, judgment, mankind, morality, nations, needs, rudeness, rules, sentimentality, stability, success, war, and world

Theodore Roosevelt, impatient with the excesses of "purely sentimental historians," authored his own stirring vindication of America's relations with the Indians: Looked at from the standpoint of the ultimate result, there was little real difference to the Indian whether the land was taken by treaty or by war. . . . No treaty could be satisfactory to the whites, no treaty served the needs of humanity and civilization, unless it gave the land to the Americans as unreservedly as any successful war. Whether the whites won the land by treaty, by armed conflict, or, as was actually the case, by a mixture of both, mattered comparatively little so long as the land was won. It was all-important that it should be won, for the benefit of civilization and in the interests of mankind. It is, indeed, a warped, perverse, and silly morality which would forbid a course of conquest that has turned whole continents into the seats of mighty and flourishing civilized nations. . . . It is as idle to apply to savages the rules of international morality which obtain between stable and cultured communities, as it would be to judge the fifth-century English conquest of Britain by the standards of to-day. The most ultimately righteous of all wars is a war with savages, though it is apt to be also the most terrible and inhuman. The rude, fierce settler who drives the savage from the land lays all civilized mankind under a debt to him. . . . It is of incalculable importance that America, Australia, and Siberia should pass out of the hands of their red, black, and yellow aboriginal owners, and become the heritage of the dominant world races.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Source: The Winning of the West: Book IV, 1896

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt

Do what you can - with what you have - where you are.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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