Theodore Roosevelt Quotes

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

Theodore Roosevelt

Free speech, exercised both individually and through a free press, is a necessity in any country where people are themselves free.

Theodore Roosevelt

No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency.

Theodore Roosevelt

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

Theodore Roosevelt

Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.

Theodore Roosevelt

The one characteristic more essential than any other is foresight... It should be the growing nation with a future which takes the long look ahead.

Theodore Roosevelt

Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted only to rhetoric. If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk; we must act big.

Theodore Roosevelt

If I must choose between righteousness and peace, I choose righteousness.

Theodore Roosevelt

When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer "Present" or "Not Guilty.

Theodore Roosevelt

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.

Theodore Roosevelt

In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do. The worst thing you can do is nothing.

Theodore Roosevelt

A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.

Theodore Roosevelt

Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering.

Theodore Roosevelt

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

Theodore Roosevelt

If an American is to amount to anything he must rely upon himself, and not upon the State; he must take pride in his own work, instead of sitting idle to envy the luck of others. He must face life with resolute courage, win victory if he can, and accept defeat if he must, without seeking to place on his fellow man a responsibility which is not theirs

Theodore Roosevelt

Forestry is the preservation of forests by wise use.

Theodore Roosevelt
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