Theodore Roosevelt Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Theodore Roosevelt quotes, Theodore Roosevelt sayings, and Theodore Roosevelt proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.'

I'm bully! Theodore Roosevelt
No, I'm not a good shot, but I shoot often. Theodore Roosevelt
To my mind there is a peculiar fascination in hunting the mule-deer. By the time hunting season has arrived the buck is no longer the slinking beast of the thicket, but a bold and yet wary dweller in the uplands. Theodore Roosevelt
Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. Theodore Roosevelt
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! Theodore Roosevelt
There are many kinds of success in life worth having. It is exceedingly interesting and attractive to be a successful business man, or railway man, or farmer, or a successful lawyer or doctor; or a writer, or a President, or a ranchman, or the colonel of a fighting regiment, or to kill grizzly bears and lions. But for unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly makes all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison. Theodore Roosevelt
A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a great deal afterward. Theodore Roosevelt
To do the best you can each moment is to manifest genius in living. 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
You must never forget for a moment that so far from the doctrine of efficiency being a base doctrine, it is a doctrine vital to good in this country. Theodore Roosevelt
You must be efficient. You must be able to hold your own in the world of politics, the world of business; able to keep your head above water, to make your work satisfactory, to make it pay. If you do not, you cannot do good to others. Theodore Roosevelt
Conservation means development as much as it does protection. Theodore Roosevelt
Believe you can and you're halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt
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. Theodore Roosevelt
A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterward. Theodore Roosevelt
There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy, and its charm. Theodore Roosevelt
No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care. Theodore Roosevelt
Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. Theodore Roosevelt
There is little use for the being whose tepid soul knows nothing of the great and generous emotion, of the high pride, the stern belief , the lofty enthusiasm, of the men who quell the storm and ride the thunder. Theodore Roosevelt
Stand against him in no spirit of vengeance, but only with the resolute purpose to make him act as decent citizens must act if this Republic is to be, and to be kept, what it shall become. Theodore Roosevelt
I think if the people of this country can be reached with the truth, their judgment will be in favor of the many, as against the privileged few. Theodore Roosevelt
Athletic sports, if followed properly, and not elevated into a fetish, are admirable for developing character, besides bestowing on participants an invaluable fund of health and strength. Theodore Roosevelt
To be really beneficial the sport must be enjoyed by the participator. Much more health will be gained by the man who is not always thinking of his health than by the poor being who is forever wondering whether he has helped his stomach or his lungs, or developed this or that muscle. Theodore Roosevelt
With self-discipline most anything is possible. Theodore Roosevelt
Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, and difficulty...I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well. Theodore Roosevelt
Believe you can and you're halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt
Believe you can and you’re halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt
Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance. Theodore Roosevelt
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The next best thing is the wrong thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing. Theodore Roosevelt
Legislative government is, as its name implies, government by the enactment of laws after debate. The debate is to be used for the purpose of assisting legislation, for procuring wise legislation. Theodore Roosevelt

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