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Theodore Roosevelt
October 27, 1858 - January 6, 1919
Nationality: American
Category: President
Subcategory: American President

The one thing I want to leave my children is an honorable name.


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


Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.


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


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.


No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort.


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


The most practical kind of politics is the politics of decency.


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


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


Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.


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


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


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.


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