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Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)
26th president of US [more author details]
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No, I'm not a good shot, but I shoot often.
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Theodore Roosevelt
Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president.
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Theodore Roosevelt
The decisions of the courts on economic and social questions depend on their economic and social philosophy.
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Theodore Roosevelt
The United States does not have a choice as to whether or not is will or will not play a great part in the world. Fate has made that choice for us. The only question is whether we will play the part well or badly.
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Theodore Roosevelt
The wild life of today is not ours to do with as we please. The original stock was given to us in trust for the benefit both of the present and the future. We must render an accounting of this trust to those who come after us.
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Theodore Roosevelt
To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, right or wrong - is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
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Theodore Roosevelt
To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
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Theodore Roosevelt
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.'
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Theodore Roosevelt
When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all.
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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.
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Theodore Roosevelt
No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency.
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Theodore Roosevelt, 'The Strenuous Life,' 1900
Justice consists not in being neutral between right and wrong, but in finding out the right and upholding it, wherever found, against the wrong.
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Theodore Roosevelt, 1916 (quoted in the Theodore Roosevelt Centennial CD-ROM)
We are face to face with our destiny and we must meet it with high and resolute courage. For us is the life of action, of strenuous performance of duty; let us live in the harness, striving mightily; let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out.
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Theodore Roosevelt, Address at the opening of the gubernatorial campaign, New York City, October 5, 1898
The death-knell of the republic had rung as soon as the active power became lodged in the hands of those who sought, not to do justice to all citizens, rich and poor alike, but to stand for one special class and for its interests as opposed to the interests of others.
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Theodore Roosevelt, Labor Day speech at Syracuse, NY, Sept 7, 1903 ("Theodore Rex" - Edmund Morris)
The conservation of our natural resources and their proper use constitute the fundamental problem which underlies almost every other problem of our national life.
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Theodore Roosevelt, Message to Congress, December 3, 1907
The most practical kind of politics is the politics of decency.
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Theodore Roosevelt, Remarks to Harvard and Yale undergraduates invited to Sagamore Hill, Oyster Bay, Long Island, June 1901
The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased, and not impaired, in value.
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Theodore Roosevelt, Speech before the Colorado Live Stock Association, Denver, Colorado, August 19, 1910
There is a homely old adage which runs: "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far." If the American nation will speak softly, and yet build and keep at a pitch of the highest training a thoroughly efficient navy, the Monroe Doctrine will go far.
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Theodore Roosevelt, Speech in Chicago, 3 Apr. 1903
Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
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Theodore Roosevelt, Speech in New York, September 7, 1903
Let us speak courteously, deal fairly, and keep ourselves armed and ready.
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Theodore Roosevelt, Speech, San Francisco, May 13, 1903
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