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59 Famous Quotes by Theodore Roosevelt
10/27/1858 - 1/6/1919
Also Known As:  
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.     T.R.     Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
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The spirit of brotherhood recognizes of necessity both the need of self-help and also the need of helping others in the only way which every ultimately does great god, that is, of helping them to help themselves.

Brotherhood Quotes, by Theodore Roosevelt

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The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer

Pacifism Quotes, by Theodore Roosevelt

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Every man owes a part of his time and money to the business or industry in which he is engaged. No man has a moral right to withhold his support from an organization that is striving to improve conditions within his sphere.

Business Quotes, by Theodore Roosevelt

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A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards. More than that no man is entitled to, and less than that no man shall have.

Patriotism Quotes, by Theodore Roosevelt

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The only tyrannies from which men, women and children are suffering in real life are the tyrannies of minorities.

Minority Quotes, by Theodore Roosevelt

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If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.

Violence Quotes, by Theodore Roosevelt

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No man is above the law, and no man is below it.

Equality Quotes, by Theodore Roosevelt

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The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly.

Fight Quotes, by Theodore Roosevelt

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The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased, and not impaired, in value.

Conservation Quotes, by Theodore Roosevelt

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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.

Law Quotes, by Theodore Roosevelt

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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 and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, 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 he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

Action Quotes, by Theodore Roosevelt

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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.

Body Quotes, by Theodore Roosevelt

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

Citizenship Quotes, by Theodore Roosevelt

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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 and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, 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 he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

Criticism Quotes, by Theodore Roosevelt

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Why do we kill people who are killing people to show that killing people is wrong?

Killing Quotes, by Theodore Roosevelt

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If there is not the war, you don't get the great general; if there is not a great occasion, you don't get a great statesman; if Lincoln had lived in a time of peace, no one would have known his name.

Military Quotes, by Theodore Roosevelt

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Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.

Defeat Quotes, by Theodore Roosevelt

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It is better to be faithful than famous.

Faithfulness Quotes, by Theodore Roosevelt

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People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.

Bosses Quotes, by Theodore Roosevelt

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Americanism means the virtues of courage, honor, justice, truth, sincerity, and hardihood—the virtues that made America. The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.

Virtue Quotes, by Theodore Roosevelt

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I feel like a Bull Moose. - Theodore Roosevelt,

Strength Quotes, by Theodore Roosevelt , Source: on landing from Cuba with his Rough Riders after the Spanish-American War

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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 and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, 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 he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

Ambition Quotes, by Theodore Roosevelt

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Americanism means the virtues of courage, honor, justice, truth, sincerity, and hardihood—the virtues that made America. The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.

America Quotes, by Theodore Roosevelt

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In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.

Americans Quotes, by Theodore Roosevelt

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We can have no "50-50" allegiance in this country. Either a man is an American and nothing else, or he is not an American at all.

America and americans Quotes, by Theodore Roosevelt

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