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Theodore Roosevelt
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Theodore Roosevelt

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"Speak softly and carry a big stick." Miscellaneous 4.7 avg (79 votes)
"Our country offers the most wonderful example of democratic government on a giant scale that the world has ever seen; and the peoples of the world are watching to see whether we succeed or fail." America 4.8 avg (4 votes)
"Only those who are fit to live do not fear to die. And none are fit to die who have shrunk from the joy of life and the duty of life. Both life and death are parts of the same great adventure." Life & Death 4.3 avg (6 votes)
"Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young." Age 3.8 avg (4 votes)
"Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty... I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led diffcult lives and led them well." Miscellaneous 4.9 avg (39 votes)
"No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency." Good & Evil 4.6 avg (7 votes)
"Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time." Wisdom 4.4 avg (8 votes)
"Let individuals contribute as they desire; but let us prohibit in effective fashion all corporations from making contributions for any political purpose, directly or indirectly." Politics 4.5 avg (4 votes)
"It is not what we have that will make us a great nation; it is the way in which we use it." America 3.7 avg (3 votes)
"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat." Miscellaneous 4.8 avg (110 votes)
"It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed." Success 4.6 avg (9 votes)
"It is both foolish and wicked to teach the average man who is not well off that some wrong or injustice has been done him, and that he should hope for redress elsewhere than in his own industry, honesty, and intelligence." Money 4.2 avg (5 votes)
"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." Miscellaneous 4.3 avg (4 votes)
"In this country we have no place for hyphenated Americans." America 4.1 avg (18 votes)
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing." Decisions 4.8 avg (19 votes)
"If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month." Miscellaneous 5.0 avg (5 votes)
"If I must choose between righteousness and peace, I choose righteousness." Morality, War & Peace 4.7 avg (50 votes)
"If an American is to amount to anything he must rely upon himself, and not upon the State; he must take pride in his own work, instead of sitting idle to envy the luck of others. He must face life with resolute courage, win victory if he can, and accept defeat if he must, without seeking to place on his fellow man a responsibility which is not theirs." Responsibility 4.7 avg (12 votes)
"I keep my good health by having a very bad temper, kept under good control." Anger 4.2 avg (10 votes)
"I 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!" Virtue 5.0 avg (17 votes)

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