Theodore Roosevelt Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Theodore Roosevelt quotes and Theodore Roosevelt sayings, and Theodore Roosevelt proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"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."

"Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right."

"No man is above the law and no man below it."

"No man is above the law and no man is below it; nor do we ask any man’s permission when we ask him to obey it. Obedience to the law is demanded as a right; not asked as a favor."

"It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed."

"If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month."

"A great democracy must be progressive or it will soon cease to be a great democracy."

"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"

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

"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 much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."

"It is only through work and strife that either nation or individual moves on to greatness. The great man is always the man of mighty effort, and usually the man whom grinding need has trained to mighty effort."

"With self-discipline most anything is possible."

"Risk is like fire: If controlled it will help you; if uncontrolled it will rise up and destroy you."

"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."

"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."

"Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground"

"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."

"No man is above the law, and no man is below it."

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

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

"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!"

"Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground."

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

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

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

"Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive."

"It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things."

"When you’re at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on"

"Justice consists not in being neutral between right and wrong, but in finding out the right and upholding it, wherever found, against the wrong."

"It is better to be faithful than famous."

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