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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Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.

I am only an average man but by George I work harder at it than the average man.

I am a part of everything that I have read.

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

The boy who is going to make a great man must not make up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.

A vote is like a rifle, its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.

Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive.

The American people abhor a vacuum.

I wish to preach not the doctrine of ignoble ease but the doctrine of the strenuous life.

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.

Appraisals are where you get together with your team leader and agree what an outstanding member of the team you are how much your contribution has been valued what massive potential you have and in recognition of all this would you mind having your salary halved.

Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care.

It behooves every man to remember that the work of the critic is of altogether secondary importance and that in the end progress is accomplished by the man who does things.

Obedience of the law is demanded, not asked as a favor.

For unflagging interest and enjoyment a household of children if things go reasonably well certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison.

I took the Canal Zone and let Congress debate, and while the debate goes on the canal does also.

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.

Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.

It is essential that there should be organization of labor. This is an era of organization. Capital organizes and therefore labor must organize.

The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams, the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.

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