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.'

Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing. Theodore Roosevelt
When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on. 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
It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things. Theodore Roosevelt
There can be no life without change, and to be afraid of what is different or unfamiliar is to be afraid of life. Theodore Roosevelt
But we hold with Lincoln that labor deserves higher consideration than capital. Therefore we hold that labor has a right to the means of life—that there must be a living wage. Theodore Roosevelt
Let us speak courteously, deal fairly, and keep ourselves armed and ready. Theodore Roosevelt
There can be no greater issue than that of conservation in this country. Theodore Roosevelt
Conservation means development as much as it does protection. I recognize the right and duty of this generation to develop and use the natural resources of our land; but I do not recognize the right to waste them, or to rob, by wasteful use, the generations that come after us. Theodore Roosevelt
All daring and courage, all iron endurance of misfortune—make for a finer, nobler type of manhood. Theodore Roosevelt
When you play, play hard when you work, don't play at all. Theodore Roosevelt
Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster. Theodore Roosevelt
The little owls call to each other with tremulous, quavering voices throughout the livelong night, as they sit in the creaking trees. 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 much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. Theodore Roosevelt
Your attitude about who you are and what you have is a very little thing that makes a very big difference. Theodore Roosevelt
Both life and death are part of the same Great Adventure. Never yet was worthy adventure worthily carried through by the man who put his personal safety first. Theodore Roosevelt
But life is a great adventure, and the worst of all fears is the fear of living. Theodore Roosevelt
Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care. Theodore Roosevelt
Absence and death are the same— only that in death there is no suffering. Theodore Roosevelt
The steady aim of this nation, as of all enlightened nations, should be to strive to bring ever nearer the day when there shall prevail throughout the world the peace of justice. Theodore Roosevelt
There should be severe child labor and factory inspection laws. Theodore Roosevelt
The longer I live the more I think of the quality of fortitude men who fall, pick themselves up and stumble on, fall again, and are trying to get back up when they die. Theodore Roosevelt
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. Theodore Roosevelt
Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, 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
The joy in life is his who has the heart to demand it. Theodore Roosevelt
A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education. Theodore Roosevelt
“Politeness is a sign of dignity, not subservience.” Theodore Roosevelt
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives. Theodore Roosevelt