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Theodore Roosevelt quotes

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

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.

I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head.

Believe you can and you're halfway there.

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.

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.

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

A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.

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

The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.

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

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

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!

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.

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

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

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

The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.

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

With self-discipline most anything is possible.