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Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. (1858-10-27 1919-01-06), also known as T.R. or Teddy, was the 26th President of the United States (19011909).
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Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft!

Theodore Roosevelt

To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.

Theodore Roosevelt

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

Theodore Roosevelt

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

Theodore Roosevelt

Nine-tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time.

Theodore Roosevelt

Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president.

Theodore Roosevelt

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

Theodore Roosevelt

Practical efficiency is common, and lofty idealism not uncommon; it is the combination which is necessary, and the combination is rare

Theodore Roosevelt

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.

Theodore Roosevelt

Far better it is 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 the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt

The death-knell of the republic had rung as soon as the active power became lodged in the hands of those who sought, not to do justice to all citizens, rich and poor alike, but to stand for one special class and for its interests as opposed to the interests of others.

Theodore Roosevelt

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

Theodore Roosevelt

The great virtue of my radicalism lies in the fact that I am perfectly ready, if necessary, to be radical on the conservative side.

Theodore Roosevelt

A just war is in the long run far better for a nation's soul than the most prosperous peace obtained by acquiescence in wrong or injustice.

Theodore Roosevelt

Put out the light.

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

Spend and be spent.

Theodore Roosevelt

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

Theodore Roosevelt

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

Theodore Roosevelt

Far better is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt

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

Theodore Roosevelt

Of all forms of tyranny the least attractive and the most vulgar is the tyranny of mere wealth, the tyranny of plutocracy.

Theodore Roosevelt

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.

Theodore Roosevelt

The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer.

Theodore Roosevelt

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again. Because there is no effort without error and shortcomings, he who knows the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the high achievement of triumph and who at worst, if he fails while daring greatly, knows his place shall never be with those timid and cold souls who know neither victory nor defeat".

Theodore Roosevelt
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