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Theodore Roosevelt

1858-1919 ,  American President [1901-1909]
Theodore RooseveltAmerican statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909.

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The only man who makes no mistakes is the man who never does anything.

To sit home, read one's favorite paper, and scoff at the misdeeds of the men who do things is easy, but it is markedly ineffective. It is what evil men count upon the good men's doing.

I have always been fond of the West African proverb “Speak softly and carry a big stick”; you will go far.

Let us speak courteously, deal fairly, and keep ourselves armed and ready.

This country has nothing to fear from the crooked man who fails. We put him in jail. It is the crooked man who succeeds who is a threat to this country.

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

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.

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.

People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.

Knowing what's right doesn't mean much unless you do what's right.

Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.

Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don't have the strength.

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

A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.

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

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

The reason fat men are good natured is they can neither fight nor run.

Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive.


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