Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) was an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. As a leader of the Republican Party during this time, he became a driving force for the Progressive Era in the United States in the early 20th century. Alongside George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln, his image stands on Mount Rushmore.

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

To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.

Character in the long run is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.

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.

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.

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

To announce that there must be no criticism of the president... is morally treasonable to the American public.

A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues.

Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.

No people is wholly civilized where a distinction is drawn between stealing an office and stealing a purse.

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.

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

The most practical kind of politics is the politics of decency.

With self-discipline most anything is possible.

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

Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.

Germany has reduced savagery to a science and this great war for the victorious peace of justice must go on until the German cancer is cut clean out of the world body.

The one thing I want to leave my children is an honorable name.

Far better is it 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 a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.

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