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Theodore Roosevelt
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Theodore Roosevelt

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"A finer body of men has never been gathered by any nation than the men who have done the work of building the Panama Canal; the conditions under which they have lived and have done their work have been better than in any similar work ever undertaken in the tropics; they have all felt an eager pride in their work; and they have made not only America but the whole world their debtors by what they have accomplished." Miscellaneous 3.0 avg (2 votes)
"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." Miscellaneous 4.9 avg (15 votes)
"A stream cannot rise larger than its source." Miscellaneous 4.5 avg (2 votes)
"A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Politics 4.3 avg (6 votes)
"Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering." Life & Death 4.6 avg (11 votes)
"Americans learn only from catastrophe and not from experience." America, Experience 4.9 avg (8 votes)
"Avoid the base hypocrisy of condemning in one man what you pass over in silence when committed by another." Miscellaneous 4.9 avg (11 votes)
"Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage." Miscellaneous 4.7 avg (3 votes)
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." Miscellaneous 4.9 avg (39 votes)
"Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft!" War & Peace 4.9 avg (7 votes)
"Envy is as evil a thing as arrogance." Miscellaneous 4.7 avg (3 votes)
"Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." Work 4.4 avg (7 votes)
"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." Success 4.8 avg (105 votes)
"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." Christianity 4.3 avg (6 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)
"I keep my good health by having a very bad temper, kept under good control." Anger 4.2 avg (10 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)
"If I must choose between righteousness and peace, I choose righteousness." Morality, War & Peace 4.7 avg (50 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)
"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)

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