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Teddy Roosevelt Quotes

Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.

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

The first requisite of a good citizen in this Republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his weight.

The human body has two ends on it: one to create with and one to sit on. Sometimes people get their ends reversed. When this happens they need a kick in the seat of the pants.

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

The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.

The man who loves other countries as much as his own stands on a level with the man who loves other women as much as he loves his own wife.

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

We need the iron qualities that go with true manhood. We need the positive virtues of resolution, of courage, of indomitable will, of power to do without shrinking the rough work that must always be done.

A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.

Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.

Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.

Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.

I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head.

Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.

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

Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.

No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man's permission when we ask him to obey it.

Obedience of the law is demanded; not asked as a favor.

The most successful politician is he who says what the people are thinking most often in the loudest voice.

Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young.

The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.



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