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The man who holds that every human right is secondary to his profit must now give way to the advocate of human welfare.
—  Theodore Roosevelt
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
In the Western Hemisphere the adherence of the United States to the Monroe Doctrine may force the United States, however reluctantly, in flagrant cases of such wrong doing or impotence, to the exercise of an international police power.
—  Theodore Roosevelt
I am simply unable to understand the value placed by so many people upon great wealth.
—  Theodore Roosevelt
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
I am as strong as a bull moose and you can use me to the limit.
—  Theodore Roosevelt
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
Do not hit at all if it can be avoided, but never hit softly.
—  Theodore Roosevelt
The most successful politician is he who says what everybody is thinking most often and in the loudest voice.
—  Theodore Roosevelt
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
The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.
—  Theodore Roosevelt
The object of government is the welfare of the people. The material progress and prosperity of a nation are desirable chiefly so far as they lead to the moral and material welfare of all good citizens.
—  Theodore Roosevelt
Far away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
—  Theodore Roosevelt
Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.
—  Theodore Roosevelt
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
—  Theodore Roosevelt
Death is always and under all circumtances a tragedy, for if it is not, then it means that life itself has become one.
—  Theodore Roosevelt
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
No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency.
—  Theodore Roosevelt
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
In life, as in a football game, the principle to follow is: Hit the line hard.
—  Theodore Roosevelt
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.
—  Theodore Roosevelt
I am only an average man but, by George, I work harder at it than the average man.
—  Theodore Roosevelt
Keep your eyes on the stars, keep your feet on the ground.
—  Theodore Roosevelt
To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed.
—  Theodore Roosevelt
Men with the muckrake are often indispensable to the well-being of society, but only if they know when to stop raking the muck.
—  Theodore Roosevelt
No man is above the law and no man below it; nor do we ask any man's permission when we require him to obey it. Obedience to the law is demanded as a right; not asked as a favor.
—  Theodore Roosevelt
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
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
Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.
—  Theodore Roosevelt
Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.
—  Theodore Roosevelt
It behooves every man to remember that the work of the critic, is of altogether secondary importance, and that, in the end, progress is accomplished by the man who does things.
—  Theodore Roosevelt
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
The men and women who have the right ideals ... are those who have the courage to strive for the happiness which comes only with labor and effort and self-sacrifice, and those whose joy in life springs in part from power of work and sense of duty.
—  Theodore Roosevelt
Nine-tenths of wisdom consists of being wise in time.
—  Theodore Roosevelt
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
The great lawyer who employs his talent and his learning in the highly emunerative task of enabling a very wealthy client to override or circumvent the law is doing all that in him lies to encourage the growth in the country of a spirit of dumb anger against all laws and of disbelief in their efficacy.
—  Theodore Roosevelt
Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars and keep your feet on the ground.
—  Theodore Roosevelt
The first requisite of a good citizen in this Republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his weight.
—  Theodore Roosevelt
I am far from underestimating the importance of dividends, but I rank dividends below human character.
—  Theodore Roosevelt
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
—  Theodore Roosevelt
In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
—  Theodore Roosevelt
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
—  Theodore Roosevelt

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