Theodore Roosevelt Quotes

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

~ Theodore Roosevelt

When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.'

~ Theodore Roosevelt

The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of continuing to be a nation at all would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities.

~ Theodore Roosevelt

A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.

~ Theodore Roosevelt

The death-knell of the republic had rung as soon as the active power became lodged in the hands of those who sought, not to do justice to all citizens, rich and poor alike, but to stand for one special class and for its interests as opposed to the interests of others.

~ Theodore Roosevelt

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 short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause who at best, knows the triumph of high achievement and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

~ Theodore Roosevelt

The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.

~ Theodore Roosevelt

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort.

~ Theodore Roosevelt

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

~ Theodore Roosevelt

Speak softly and carry a big stick you will go far.

~ Theodore Roosevelt

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