Believe you can and you're halfway there.

— Theodore Roosevelt

The most joyful Theodore Roosevelt quotes that will activate your inner potential

Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.


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


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

Theodore Roosevelt quote If you could kick the person in the pant

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


When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on.


This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.


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

Theodore Roosevelt quote Believe you can and you're halfway there

Believe you can and you're halfway there


The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.


There can be no divided allegiance here.

Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag...We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language...and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.


At sometime in our lives a devil dwells within us, causes heartbreaks, confusion and troubles, then dies.

Theodore Roosevelt quote The only man who never makes mistakes, i

The only man who never makes mistakes, is the man who never does anything.


A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.


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


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 quote Comparison is the thief of joy.

Comparison is the thief of joy.


About Theodore Roosevelt

Quotes 752 sayings
Nationality American
Profession President
Birthday October 27, 1858

There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism.

The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities.


There can be nothing in the world more beautiful than the Yosemite, the groves of the giant sequoias and redwoods, the Canyon of the Colorado, the Canyon of the Yellowstone, the Three Tetons; and our people should see to it that they are preserved for their children and their children's children forever, with their majestic beauty all unmarred.


It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.

Theodore Roosevelt quote Nothing worth having was ever achieved w

Nothing worth having was ever achieved without effort.


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


In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.


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

Theodore Roosevelt quote Believe you can and you're halfway there

Believe you can and you're halfway there.


Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.


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


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


People ask the difference between a leader and a boss.

The leader works in the open, and the boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives.


I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head.


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.


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.


Appraisals are where you get together with your team leader and agree what an outstanding member of the team you are, how much your contribution has been valued, what massive potential you have and, in recognition of all this, would you mind having your salary halved.


Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.


People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.


Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. To destroy this invisible government, to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of today.


Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.


To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.


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


There is but one answer to terrorism and it is best delivered with a Winchester rifle.


I violate no secret when I say that one of the greatest values in Masonry is that it affords an opportunity for men of all walks of life to meet on common ground where all men are equal and have one common interest.


The unforgivable crime is soft hitting.

Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly.


Give the brethren a chance to do something, anything, no matter how small or unimportant. A brother convinced that he is helpful is enthusiastic.


Comparison is the thief of joy.


Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.


Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe.


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.


Life brings sorrows and joys alike. It is what a man does with them - not what they do to him - that is the true test of his mettle.


Americanism is a question of principle, of idealism, of character.

It is not a matter of birthplace, or creed, or line of descent.


If we lose the virile, manly qualities, and sink into a nation of mere hucksters, putting gain over national honor, and subordinating everything to mere ease of life, then we shall indeed reach a condition worse than that of the ancient civilizations in the years of their decay.


A good shot must necessarily be a good man since the essence of good marksmanship is self-control and self-control is the essential quality of a good man.


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.


Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young.


It is essential that there should be organization of labor.

This is an era of organization. Capital organizes and therefore labor must organize.


The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.


Justice consists not in being neutral between right and wrong, but finding out the right and upholding it, wherever found, against the wrong.

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