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Theodore Roosevelt Quotes

We knew toil and hardship and hunger and thirst; and we saw men die violent deaths as they worked among the horses and cattle, or fought in evil feuds with one another; but we felt the beat of hardy life in our veins, and ours was the glory of work and the joy of living.
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Knowing what's right doesn't mean much unless you do what's right.

— Theodore Roosevelt

When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all.

— Theodore Roosevelt

There has never yet been a person in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering.

— Theodore Roosevelt

Nothing worth having was ever achieved without effort

— Theodore Roosevelt

We must beware of any attempt to make hatred in any form the basis of action. Most emphatically each of us needs to stand up for his own rights; all men and all groups of men are bound to retain their self-respect, and, demanding this same respect from others, to see that they are not injured and that they have secured to them the fullest liberty of thought and action. But to feed fat a grudge against others, while it may or may not harm them, is sure in the long run to do infinitely greater harm to the man himself.

— Theodore Roosevelt

We have come to a political deification of Mammon.

— Theodore Roosevelt

The American people abhor a vacuum.

— Theodore Roosevelt

Our country, we have faith to believe, is only at the beginning of its growth. Unless the forests of the United States can be made ready to meet the vast demands which this growth will inevitably bring, commercial disaster, that means disaster to the whole country, is inevitable.

— Theodore Roosevelt

I regard the Masonic institution as one of the means ordained by the Supreme Architect to enable mankind to work out the problem of destiny; to fight against, and overcome, the weaknesses and imperfections of his nature, and at last to attain to that true life of which death is the herald and the grave the portal.

— Theodore Roosevelt

I believe that this Republic will endure for many centuries. If so there will doubtless be among its Presidents Protestants and Catholics, and very probably at some time, Jews. I have consistently tried while President to act in relation to my fellow Americans of Catholic faith as I hope that any future President who happens to be Catholic will act towards his fellow Americans of Protestant faith. Had I followed any other course I should have felt that I was unfit to represent the American people.

— Theodore Roosevelt

It is by no means necessary that a great nation should always stand at the heroic level. But no nation has the root of greatness in it unless in time of need it can rise to the heroic mood.

— Theodore Roosevelt

What I have advocated is not wild radicalism. It is the highest and wisest kind of conservatism.

— Theodore Roosevelt

In the great battle of life, no brilliancy of intellect, no perfection of bodily development, will count when weighed in the balance against the assemblage of virtues, active and passive, of moral qualities which we group together under the name of character.

— Theodore Roosevelt

I do not in the least object to a sport because it is rough.

— Theodore Roosevelt

Mother went off for three days to New York and Mame and Quentin took instant advantage of her absence to fall sick. Quentin's sickness was surely due to a riot in candy and ice-cream with chocolate sauce.

— Theodore Roosevelt

In the long run, the most unpleasant truth is a safer companion than a pleasant falsehood.

— Theodore Roosevelt

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