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Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)
26th president of US [more author details]
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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.
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Theodore Roosevelt
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
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Theodore Roosevelt
Aggressive fighting for the right is the greatest sport in the world.
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Theodore Roosevelt
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
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Theodore Roosevelt
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft!
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Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure , than to take rank with those poor spires who neither enjoy much nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory or defeat.
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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 nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
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Theodore Roosevelt
I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life.
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In a civilized and cultivated country, wild animals only continue to exist at all when preserved by sportsmen.
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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.
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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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The decisions of the courts on economic and social questions depend on their economic and social philosophy.
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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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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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To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
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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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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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