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

No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort.

Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind but great actions speak to all mankind.

Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.

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.

It is difficult to make our material condition better by the best law but it is easy enough to ruin it by bad laws.

The man who loves other countries as much as his own stands on a level with the man who loves other women as much as he loves his own wife.

I care not what others think of what I do but I care very much about what I think of what I do! That is character!

Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it you've got to start young.

Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe.

The most successful politician is he who says what the people are thinking most often in the loudest voice.

I don't pity any man who does hard work worth doing. I admire him. I pity the creature who does not work at whichever end of the social scale he may regard himself as being.

The government is us, we are the government you and I.

Speak softly and carry a big stick, you will go far.

Some men can live up to their loftiest ideals without ever going higher than a basement.

When you are asked if you can do a job tell 'em 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.

The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.

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

Wars are of course as a rule to be avoided, but they are far better than certain kinds of peace.

Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting, but never hit soft.

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