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Quote: The little owls call to each other with tremulous, quavering voices throughout the livelong night, as they sit in the creaking trees. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

The little owls call to each other with tremulous, quavering voices throughout the livelong night, as they sit in the creaking trees.


Quote: I am rather more apt to read old books than new ones. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

I am rather more apt to read old books than new ones.




Quote: I believe that the next half century will determine if we will advance the cause of Christian civilization or revert to the horrors of brutal paganism. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

I believe that the next half century will determine if we will advance the cause of Christian civilization or revert to the horrors of brutal paganism.




Quote: 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. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

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.


Quote: With a great moral issue involved, neutrality does not serve righteousness; for to be neutral between right and wrong is to serve wrong. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

With a great moral issue involved, neutrality does not serve righteousness; for to be neutral between right and wrong is to serve wrong.


Quote: There can be no fifty-fifty Americanism in this country. There is room here for only 100% Americanism, only for those who are Americans and nothing else. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

There can be no fifty-fifty Americanism in this country. There is room here for only 100% Americanism, only for those who are Americans and nothing else.


Quote: The Welfare of Each of Us Is Dependent Fundamentally Upon the Welfare of All of Us. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

The Welfare of Each of Us Is Dependent Fundamentally Upon the Welfare of All of Us.


Quote: Success, the real success, does not depend upon the position you hold but upon how you carry yourself in that position. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

Success, the real success, does not depend upon the position you hold but upon how you carry yourself in that position.


Quote: If there is one thing for which we stand in this country, it is for complete religious freedom, and it is an emphatic negation of this right to cross-examine a man on his religion before being willing to support him for office. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

If there is one thing for which we stand in this country, it is for complete religious freedom, and it is an emphatic negation of this right to cross-examine a man on his religion before being willing to support him for office.


Quote: There is filth on the floor, and it must be scraped up with the muck-rake. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

There is filth on the floor, and it must be scraped up with the muck-rake.


Quote: Certain rich men, whose lives are evil and corrupt, are the representatives of predatory wealth accumulated by all forms of inequity, from the oppression of wage workers to unfair methods of crushing out competition. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

Certain rich men, whose lives are evil and corrupt, are the representatives of predatory wealth accumulated by all forms of inequity, from the oppression of wage workers to unfair methods of crushing out competition.




Quote: When we control business in the public interest we are also bound to encourage it in the public interest or it will be a bad thing for everybody and worst of all for those on whose behalf the control is nominally exercised. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

When we control business in the public interest we are also bound to encourage it in the public interest or it will be a bad thing for everybody and worst of all for those on whose behalf the control is nominally exercised.


Quote: These international bankers and Rockefeller Standard Oil interests control the majority of newspapers and the columns of these papers to club into submission or drive out of public office officials who refuse to do the bidding of the powerful corrupt cliques which compose the invisible government. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of Theodore Roosevelt quote: These international bankers and Rockefeller Standard Oil interests control the majority of newspapers and the columns of these papers to club into submission or drive out of public office officials who refuse to do the bidding of the powerful corrupt cliques which compose the invisible government.- black text on quotes background

These international bankers and Rockefeller Standard Oil interests control the majority of newspapers and the columns of these papers to club into submission or drive out of public office officials who refuse to do the bidding of the powerful corrupt cliques which compose the invisible government.


Quote: If we put corrupt men in public office and sneeringly acquiesce in their corruptions, then we are wrong ourselves. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

If we put corrupt men in public office and sneeringly acquiesce in their corruptions, then we are wrong ourselves.




Quote: Nowhere, not at sea, does a man feel more lonely than when riding over the far-reaching, seemingly never-ending plains. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

Nowhere, not at sea, does a man feel more lonely than when riding over the far-reaching, seemingly never-ending plains.


Quote: There should be at least ten times the number of rifles in the country as there are now. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

There should be at least ten times the number of rifles in the country as there are now.


Quote: Is it any wonder that I loved my regiment? by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

Is it any wonder that I loved my regiment?


Quote: Yes, Haven, most of us enjoy preaching, and Ive got such a bully pulpit! by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

Yes, Haven, most of us enjoy preaching, and Ive got such a bully pulpit!




Quote: The problems differ from generation to generation, but the qualities needed to solve them remain unchanged from world's end to world's end. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

The problems differ from generation to generation, but the qualities needed to solve them remain unchanged from world's end to world's end.


Quote: The corporation that shrinks from the light would have anything to fear from government. About the welfare of such corporations we need not be oversensitive. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

The corporation that shrinks from the light would have anything to fear from government. About the welfare of such corporations we need not be oversensitive.


Quote: No man can lead a public career really worth leading, no man can act with rugged independence in serious crises, nor strike at great abuses, nor afford to make powerful and unscrupulous foes, if he is himself vulnerable in his private character. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

No man can lead a public career really worth leading, no man can act with rugged independence in serious crises, nor strike at great abuses, nor afford to make powerful and unscrupulous foes, if he is himself vulnerable in his private character.


Quote: Then get busy and find out how to do it. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

Then get busy and find out how to do it.


Quote: To befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

To befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day.


Quote: If a man continually blusters, if he lacks civility, a big stick will not save him from trouble, and neither will speaking softly avail, if back of the softness there does not lie strength, power. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

If a man continually blusters, if he lacks civility, a big stick will not save him from trouble, and neither will speaking softly avail, if back of the softness there does not lie strength, power.


Quote: Perhaps there is no more important component of character than steadfast resolution. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

Perhaps there is no more important component of character than steadfast resolution.




Quote: Rarely has any people enjoyed greater prosperity than we are now enjoying. For this we render heartfelt and solemn thanks to the Giver of Good; and we seek to praise Him -not by words only -but by deeds, by the way in which we do our duty to ourselves and to our fellow men. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of Theodore Roosevelt quote; white text on black background

Rarely has any people enjoyed greater prosperity than we are now enjoying. For this we render heartfelt and solemn thanks to the Giver of Good; and we seek to praise Him -not by words only -but by deeds, by the way in which we do our duty to ourselves and to our fellow men.


Quote: Women should have free access to every field of labor which they care to enter, and when their work is as valuable as that of a man it should be paid as highly. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

Women should have free access to every field of labor which they care to enter, and when their work is as valuable as that of a man it should be paid as highly.


Quote: We demand that big business give the people a square deal; in return we must insist that when any one engaged in big business honestly endeavors to do right he shall himself be given a square deal. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

We demand that big business give the people a square deal; in return we must insist that when any one engaged in big business honestly endeavors to do right he shall himself be given a square deal.


Quote: The poorest way to face life is to face it with a sneer. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

The poorest way to face life is to face it with a sneer.


Quote: Short-sighted men who in their greed and selfishness will, if permitted, rob our country of half its charm by their reckless extermination of all useful and beautiful wild things. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

Short-sighted men who in their greed and selfishness will, if permitted, rob our country of half its charm by their reckless extermination of all useful and beautiful wild things.


Quote: Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. The joy and moral stimulation of work must no longer be forgotten in the mad chase of evanescent profits. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. The joy and moral stimulation of work must no longer be forgotten in the mad chase of evanescent profits.




Quote: There is need of a sound body, and even more need of a sound mind. But above mind and above body stands character-the sum of those qualities which we mean when we speak of a man's force and courage, of his good faith and sense of honor. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

There is need of a sound body, and even more need of a sound mind. But above mind and above body stands character-the sum of those qualities which we mean when we speak of a man's force and courage, of his good faith and sense of honor.




Quote: It is never worth while to absolutely exhaust one's self or to take big chances unless for an adequate object. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

It is never worth while to absolutely exhaust one's self or to take big chances unless for an adequate object.


Quote: It is well indeed for out land that we of this generation have learned to think nationally. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

It is well indeed for out land that we of this generation have learned to think nationally.


Quote: A healthy state can exist only when the men and women who make it up lead clean, vigorous, healthy lives; when the children are so trained that they shall endeavor, not to shirk difficulties, but to overcome them; not to seek ease, but to know how to wrest triumph from toil and risk. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of Theodore Roosevelt quote: A healthy state can exist only when the men and women who make it up lead clean, vigorous, healthy lives; when the children are so trained that they shall endeavor, not to shirk difficulties, but to overcome them; not to seek ease, but to know how to wrest triumph from toil and risk.- black text on quotes background

A healthy state can exist only when the men and women who make it up lead clean, vigorous, healthy lives; when the children are so trained that they shall endeavor, not to shirk difficulties, but to overcome them; not to seek ease, but to know how to wrest triumph from toil and risk.


Quote: Those who oppose all reform will do well to remember that ruin in its worst form is inevitable if our national life brings us nothing better than swollen fortunes for the few and the triumph in both politics and business of a sordid and selfish materialism. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

Those who oppose all reform will do well to remember that ruin in its worst form is inevitable if our national life brings us nothing better than swollen fortunes for the few and the triumph in both politics and business of a sordid and selfish materialism.


Quote: If we seek merely swollen, slothful ease and ignoble peace, if we shrink from the hard contests where men must win at the hazard of their lives and at the risk of all they hold dear, then bolder and stronger peoples will pass us by, and will win for themselves the domination of the world. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of Theodore Roosevelt quote: If we seek merely swollen, slothful ease and ignoble peace, if we shrink from the hard contests where men must win at the hazard of their lives and at the risk of all they hold dear, then bolder and stronger peoples will pass us by, and will win for themselves the domination of the world.- black text on quotes background

If we seek merely swollen, slothful ease and ignoble peace, if we shrink from the hard contests where men must win at the hazard of their lives and at the risk of all they hold dear, then bolder and stronger peoples will pass us by, and will win for themselves the domination of the world.






Quote: Every man owes a part of his time and money to the business or industry in which he is engaged. No man has the moral right to withhold his support from an organization that is striving to improve conditions within his sphere. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

Every man owes a part of his time and money to the business or industry in which he is engaged. No man has the moral right to withhold his support from an organization that is striving to improve conditions within his sphere.


Quote: A typical vice of American politics the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues, and the announcement of radical policies with much sound and fury, and at the same time with a cautious accompaniment of weasel phrases each of which sucks the meat out of the preceding statement. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of Theodore Roosevelt quote: A typical vice of American politics the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues, and the announcement of radical policies with much sound and fury, and at the same time with a cautious accompaniment of weasel phrases each of which sucks the meat out of the preceding statement.- black text on quotes background

A typical vice of American politics the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues, and the announcement of radical policies with much sound and fury, and at the same time with a cautious accompaniment of weasel phrases each of which sucks the meat out of the preceding statement.


Quote: One of our defects as a nation is a tendency to use what have been called ''weasel words.'' When a weasel sucks eggs the meat is sucked out of the egg. If you use a ''weasel word'' after another there is nothing left of the other. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

One of our defects as a nation is a tendency to use what have been called ''weasel words.'' When a weasel sucks eggs the meat is sucked out of the egg. If you use a ''weasel word'' after another there is nothing left of the other.


Quote: To announce there must be no criticism of the president or that we are to stand with the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

To announce there must be no criticism of the president or that we are to stand with the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.




Quote: I would a great deal rather be anything, say professor of history, than vice president. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

I would a great deal rather be anything, say professor of history, than vice president.


Quote: From reading of the people I admired -- ranging from the soldiers of Valley Forge and Morgan's riflemen to my Southern forefathers and kinfolk -- I felt a great admiration for men who were fearless and who could hold their own in the world. And I had a great desire to be like them. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of Theodore Roosevelt quote: From reading of the people I admired -- ranging from the soldiers of Valley Forge and Morgan's riflemen to my Southern forefathers and kinfolk -- I felt a great admiration for men who were fearless and who could hold their own in the world. And I had a great desire to be like them.- black text on quotes background

From reading of the people I admired -- ranging from the soldiers of Valley Forge and Morgan's riflemen to my Southern forefathers and kinfolk -- I felt a great admiration for men who were fearless and who could hold their own in the world. And I had a great desire to be like them.




Quote: Bodily vigor is good, and vigor of intellect is even better, but far above is character. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

Bodily vigor is good, and vigor of intellect is even better, but far above is character.


Quote: You, the sons of the pioneers, if you are true to your ancestry, must make your lives as worthy as they made theirs. They sought for true success, and therefore they did not seek ease. They knew that success comes only to those who lead the life of endeavor. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

You, the sons of the pioneers, if you are true to your ancestry, must make your lives as worthy as they made theirs. They sought for true success, and therefore they did not seek ease. They knew that success comes only to those who lead the life of endeavor.


Quote: The performance of duty, and not an indulgence in vapid ease and vapid pleasure, is all that makes life worth while. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

The performance of duty, and not an indulgence in vapid ease and vapid pleasure, is all that makes life worth while.


Quote: It is, of course, the merest truism to say a party is of use only so far as it serves the nation. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

It is, of course, the merest truism to say a party is of use only so far as it serves the nation.


Quote: There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all.




Quote: Now and then we hear the wilder voices of the wilderness, from animals that in the hours of darkness do not fear the neighborhood of man: the coyotes wail like dismal ventriloquists, or the silence may be broken by the snorting and stamping of a deer. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

Now and then we hear the wilder voices of the wilderness, from animals that in the hours of darkness do not fear the neighborhood of man: the coyotes wail like dismal ventriloquists, or the silence may be broken by the snorting and stamping of a deer.


Quote: Never, never, you must never either of you remind a man at work on a political job that he may be President. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

Never, never, you must never either of you remind a man at work on a political job that he may be President.


Quote: I wish that all Americans would realize that American politics is world politics. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

I wish that all Americans would realize that American politics is world politics.


Quote: We want the active and zealous help of every man far-sighted enough to realize the importance from the standpoint of the nation's welfare in the future of preserving the forests. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

We want the active and zealous help of every man far-sighted enough to realize the importance from the standpoint of the nation's welfare in the future of preserving the forests.


Quote: If, in any individual, university training produces a taste for refined idleness, a distaste for sustained effort, a barren intellectual arrogance, or a sense of superfluous aloofness from the world of real men who do the world's real work, then it has harmed that individual. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of Theodore Roosevelt quote; white text on black background

If, in any individual, university training produces a taste for refined idleness, a distaste for sustained effort, a barren intellectual arrogance, or a sense of superfluous aloofness from the world of real men who do the world's real work, then it has harmed that individual.




Quote: Hardness of heart is a dreadful quality, but it is doubtful whether in the long run it works more damage than softness of head. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

Hardness of heart is a dreadful quality, but it is doubtful whether in the long run it works more damage than softness of head.


Quote: It is true of the Nation, as of the individual, that the greatest doer must also be a great dreamer. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

It is true of the Nation, as of the individual, that the greatest doer must also be a great dreamer.


Quote: I am a strong individualist by personal habit, inheritance, and conviction; but it is a mere matter of common sense to recognize that the State, the community, the citizens acting together, can do a number of things better than if they were left to individual action. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of Theodore Roosevelt quote; white text on black background

I am a strong individualist by personal habit, inheritance, and conviction; but it is a mere matter of common sense to recognize that the State, the community, the citizens acting together, can do a number of things better than if they were left to individual action.




Quote: The mother is the one supreme asset of national life; she is more important by far than the successful statesman, or business man, or artist, or scientist. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

The mother is the one supreme asset of national life; she is more important by far than the successful statesman, or business man, or artist, or scientist.


Quote: I'm as strong as a bull moose and you can use me to the limit. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

I'm as strong as a bull moose and you can use me to the limit.


Quote: You would be much amused with the animals round the ranch. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

You would be much amused with the animals round the ranch.


Quote: The men and women who have the right ideals ... are those who have the courage to strive for the happiness which comes only with labor and effort and self-sacrifice, and those whose joy in life springs in part from power of work and sense of duty. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

The men and women who have the right ideals ... are those who have the courage to strive for the happiness which comes only with labor and effort and self-sacrifice, and those whose joy in life springs in part from power of work and sense of duty.


Quote: That was a good mark in Latin, and I am pleased with your steady improvement in it. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

That was a good mark in Latin, and I am pleased with your steady improvement in it.


Quote: Nothing could be more lonely and nothing more beautiful than the view at nightfall across the prairies to these huge hill masses, when the lengthening shadows had at last merged into one and the faint after-glow of the red sunset filled the west. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

Nothing could be more lonely and nothing more beautiful than the view at nightfall across the prairies to these huge hill masses, when the lengthening shadows had at last merged into one and the faint after-glow of the red sunset filled the west.


Quote: My experience...convinced me that tea was better than brandy, and during the last six months in Afica I took no brandy, even when sick taking tea instead. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

My experience...convinced me that tea was better than brandy, and during the last six months in Afica I took no brandy, even when sick taking tea instead.


Quote: Give a man a soccer ball, he plays for a moment. Teach a man to play soccer, he plays for a life time. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

Give a man a soccer ball, he plays for a moment. Teach a man to play soccer, he plays for a life time.


Quote: Don't spread patriotism too thin. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

Don't spread patriotism too thin.


Quote: 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. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

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.


Quote: The liar is no whit better than the thief, and if his mendacity takes the form of slander he may be worse than most thieves. It puts a premium upon knavery untruthfully to attack an honest man, or even with hysterical exaggeration to assail a bad man with untruth. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

The liar is no whit better than the thief, and if his mendacity takes the form of slander he may be worse than most thieves. It puts a premium upon knavery untruthfully to attack an honest man, or even with hysterical exaggeration to assail a bad man with untruth.


Quote: 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. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of Theodore Roosevelt quote: 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.- black text on quotes background

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.


Quote: Black care rarely sits behind the rider whose pace is fast enough. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

Black care rarely sits behind the rider whose pace is fast enough.


Quote: So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.


Quote: We fight in honourable fashion for the good of mankind; fearless of the future, unheeding of our individual fates, with unflinching hearts and undimmed eyes; we stand at Armageddon, and we battle for the Lord. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

We fight in honourable fashion for the good of mankind; fearless of the future, unheeding of our individual fates, with unflinching hearts and undimmed eyes; we stand at Armageddon, and we battle for the Lord.


Quote: My hat's in the ring. The fight is on and I'm stripped to the buff. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

My hat's in the ring. The fight is on and I'm stripped to the buff.


Quote: If there is not the war, you don't get the great general; if there is not the great occasion, you don't get the great statesman; if Lincoln had lived in times of peace, no one would know his name now. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

If there is not the war, you don't get the great general; if there is not the great occasion, you don't get the great statesman; if Lincoln had lived in times of peace, no one would know his name now.


Quote: There is no moral difference between gambling at cards or in lotteries or on the race track and gambling in the stock market. One method is just pernicious to the body politic as the other kind. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

There is no moral difference between gambling at cards or in lotteries or on the race track and gambling in the stock market. One method is just pernicious to the body politic as the other kind.




Quote: The Armenian massacre was the greatest crime of the war. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

The Armenian massacre was the greatest crime of the war.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

The Armenian massacre was the greatest crime of the war, and the failure to act against Turkey is to condone it the failure to deal radically with the Turkish horror means that all talk of guaranteeing the future peace of the world is mischievous nonsense.


Quote: Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft! by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

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




Quote: The extermination of the buffalo has been a veritable tragedy of the animal world. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

The extermination of the buffalo has been a veritable tragedy of the animal world.


Quote: The wildlife and its habitat cannot speak, so we must and we will. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

The wildlife and its habitat cannot speak, so we must and we will.


Quote: The joy in life is his who has the heart to demand it. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

The joy in life is his who has the heart to demand it.


Quote: No man needs sympathy because he has to work, because he has a burden to carry. Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

No man needs sympathy because he has to work, because he has a burden to carry. Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.


Quote: Complaining about a problem without posing a solution is called whining. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

Complaining about a problem without posing a solution is called whining.


Quote: The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

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

Longer Version/[Notes]:

The only man who makes no mistakes is the man who never does anything. Do not be afraid to make mistakes providing you do not make the same one twice.


Quote: No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.


Quote: Books are the ammunition of life. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

Books are the ammunition of life.


Quote: Our fight is a fundamental fight against both of the old corrupt party machines, for both are under the dominion of the plunder league of the professional politicians who are controlled and sustained by the great beneficiaries of privilege and reaction. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

Our fight is a fundamental fight against both of the old corrupt party machines, for both are under the dominion of the plunder league of the professional politicians who are controlled and sustained by the great beneficiaries of privilege and reaction.


Quote: Far-seeing patriots should turn scornfully from men who seek power on a platform which with exquisite nicety combines silly inability to understand the national needs and dishonest insintcerity in promising conflicting and impossible remedies. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

Far-seeing patriots should turn scornfully from men who seek power on a platform which with exquisite nicety combines silly inability to understand the national needs and dishonest insintcerity in promising conflicting and impossible remedies.


Quote: I have always said I would not have been President had it not been for my experience in North Dakota. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

I have always said I would not have been President had it not been for my experience in North Dakota.




Quote: We must hold the just balance and set ourselves as resolutely against improper corporate influence on the one hand as against demagogy and mob rule on the other. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

We must hold the just balance and set ourselves as resolutely against improper corporate influence on the one hand as against demagogy and mob rule on the other.


Quote: All daring and courage, all iron endurance of misfortune-make for a finer, nobler type of manhood. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

All daring and courage, all iron endurance of misfortune-make for a finer, nobler type of manhood.


Quote: A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.




Quote: I do not dislike but I certainly have no especial respect or admiration for and no trust in, the typical big moneyed men of my country. I do not regard them as furnishing sound opinion as respects either foreign or domestic business. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

I do not dislike but I certainly have no especial respect or admiration for and no trust in, the typical big moneyed men of my country. I do not regard them as furnishing sound opinion as respects either foreign or domestic business.


Quote: Society has no business to permit degenerates to reproduce their kind. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

Society has no business to permit degenerates to reproduce their kind.


Quote: To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of Theodore Roosevelt quote; white text on black background

To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed.


Quote: Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

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


Quote: Character is far more important than intellect in making a man a good citizen or successful at his calling- meaning by character not only such qualities as honesty and truthfulness, but courage, perseverance and self-reliance. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

Character is far more important than intellect in making a man a good citizen or successful at his calling- meaning by character not only such qualities as honesty and truthfulness, but courage, perseverance and self-reliance.


Quote: Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.


Quote: Most of the men had simple souls. They could relate facts, but they said very little about what they dimly felt. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

Most of the men had simple souls. They could relate facts, but they said very little about what they dimly felt.


Quote: The farther one gets into the wilderness, the greater is the attraction of its lonely freedom. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

The farther one gets into the wilderness, the greater is the attraction of its lonely freedom.


Quote: I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.


Quote: People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.


Quote: Of all the questions which can come before this nation, short of the actual preservation of its existence in a great war, there is none which compares in importance with the great central task of leaving this land even a better land for our descendants than it is for us. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of Theodore Roosevelt quote; white text on black background

Of all the questions which can come before this nation, short of the actual preservation of its existence in a great war, there is none which compares in importance with the great central task of leaving this land even a better land for our descendants than it is for us.


Quote: No people on earth have more cause to be thankful than ours, and this is said reverently, in no spirit of boastfulness in our own strength, but with the gratitude to the Giver of good who has blessed us. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

No people on earth have more cause to be thankful than ours, and this is said reverently, in no spirit of boastfulness in our own strength, but with the gratitude to the Giver of good who has blessed us.


Quote: The light has gone out of my life. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

The light has gone out of my life.


Quote: In the long run, the most unpleasant truth is a safer companion than a pleasant falsehood. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

In the long run, the most unpleasant truth is a safer companion than a pleasant falsehood.


Quote: If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't be able to sit for a month. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

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


Quote: All the resources we need are in the mind. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

All the resources we need are in the mind.


Quote: I would rather risk wearing out than rusting out. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

I would rather risk wearing out than rusting out.


Quote: What such a man needs is not courage but nerve control, cool headedness. This he can get only by practice. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

What such a man needs is not courage but nerve control, cool headedness. This he can get only by practice.


Quote: We must all either wear out or rust out, every one of us. My choice is to wear out. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

We must all either wear out or rust out, every one of us. My choice is to wear out.


Quote: No people is wholly civilized where a distinction is drawn between stealing an office and stealing a purse. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

No people is wholly civilized where a distinction is drawn between stealing an office and stealing a purse.


Quote: The government is us; we are the government, you and I. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

The government is us; we are the government, you and I.


Quote: The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly.


Quote: Wars are, of course, as a rule to be avoided; but they are far better than certain kinds of peace. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

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


Quote: No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort.


Quote: Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past.


Quote: There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering.


Quote: Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe.


Quote: 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. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

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.


Quote: Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

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


Quote: Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive.


Quote: The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.


Quote: It is difficult to make our material condition better by the best law, but it is easy enough to ruin it by bad laws. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

It is difficult to make our material condition better by the best law, but it is easy enough to ruin it by bad laws.


Quote: I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life.


Quote: When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all.


Quote: For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison.


Quote: A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

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


Quote: When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.'


Quote: The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

The first requisite of a good citizen in this Republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his weight; that he shall not be a mere passenger, but shall do his share in the work that each generation of us finds ready to hand; and, furthermore, that in doing his work he shall show, not only the capacity for sturdy self-help, but also self-respecting regard for the rights of others.


Quote: Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

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


Quote: I don't pity any man who does hard work worth doing. I admire him. I pity the creature who does not work, at whichever end of the social scale he may regard himself as being. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

I don't pity any man who does hard work worth doing. I admire him. I pity the creature who does not work, at whichever end of the social scale he may regard himself as being.


Quote: 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. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

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.


Quote: Probably the greatest harm done by vast wealth is the harm that we of moderate means do ourselves when we let the vices of envy and hatred enter deep into our own natures. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

Probably the greatest harm done by vast wealth is the harm that we of moderate means do ourselves when we let the vices of envy and hatred enter deep into our own natures.


Quote: It behooves every man to remember that the work of the critic is of altogether secondary importance, and that, in the end, progress is accomplished by the man who does things. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

It behooves every man to remember that the work of the critic is of altogether secondary importance, and that, in the end, progress is accomplished by the man who does things.


Quote: I took the Canal Zone and let Congress debate; and while the debate goes on, the canal does also. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

I took the Canal Zone and let Congress debate; and while the debate goes on, the canal does also.


Quote: The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer.


Quote: I am only an average man but, by George, I work harder at it than the average man. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

I am only an average man but, by George, I work harder at it than the average man.


Quote: The man who loves other countries as much as his own stands on a level with the man who loves other women as much as he loves his own wife. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

The man who loves other countries as much as his own stands on a level with the man who loves other women as much as he loves his own wife.


Quote: Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

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


Quote: I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

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


Quote: The most successful politician is he who says what the people are thinking most often in the loudest voice. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

The most successful politician is he who says what the people are thinking most often in the loudest voice.


Quote: The human body has two ends on it: one to create with and one to sit on. Sometimes people get their ends reversed. When this happens they need a kick in the seat of the pants. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

The human body has two ends on it: one to create with and one to sit on. Sometimes people get their ends reversed. When this happens they need a kick in the seat of the pants.


Quote: 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. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of Theodore Roosevelt quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

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


Quote: It is essential that there should be organization of labor. This is an era of organization. Capital organizes and therefore labor must organize. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

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


Quote: Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

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


Quote: Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.


Quote: 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. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

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.


Quote: Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

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


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