Theodore Roosevelt Quotes

Teddy Roosevelt

Quick Introduction

Theodore Roosevelt was the twenty-sixth President of the United States and an American hero. He took his place in history as one of the most influential and outspoken presidents, a figure who shaped progressive politics. His life was characterized by many accomplishments: an avid hunter, paleontologist, and author to name a few.


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17 Cool and Interesting Quotes by Theodore Roosevelt

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

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

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

4. 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.

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

6. 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.

7. Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.

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

9. With self-discipline most anything is possible.

10. A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.

11. The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.

12. When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all.

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

14. Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. I am only an average man but, by George, I work harder at it than the average man.