Theodore Roosevelt Quotes

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"Believe you can and you're halfway there."
  

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

"Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike."
  

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

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

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

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

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

"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."
  

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

"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!"
  

"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."
  

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

"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."
  

"In a moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing."
  

"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."
  

"No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life, in a great cause."
  

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

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

"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."
  

"Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted only to rhetoric. If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk; we must act big."
  

"Some men can live up to their loftiest ideals without ever going higher than a basement."
  

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

"The boy who is going to make a great man must not make up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats."

Written by Famous Author : Theodore Roosevelt
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