Famous Theodore Roosevelt Quotes

Theodore Roosevelt is widely regarded by historians as one of the greatest American presidents. Theodore Roosevelt was an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. As a leader of the Republican Party during this time, he became a driving force for the Progressive Era in the United States in the early 20th century. Nicknamed Teddy, he was one of the most popular and important Presidents ever to serve in the Chief Executive Office. Here is the best collection of Theodore Roosevelt Quotes to inspire and motivate all.

Collection of Inspirational Quotes by Theodore Roosevelt

Best Roosevelt Quotes on Life

“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.”

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”

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

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

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

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

“The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.” 

Theodore Roosevelt Quotes on Immigration

“In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American…There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag… We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language… and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”

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

 “The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer.”

Theodore Roosevelt Quotes on Leadership-Courage-Success

“I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head.”

“Nothing in this world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty.”

 “Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.”

 “Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength.”

 “People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.”

 “The one thing I want to leave my children is an honorable name.”

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

“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.”

“It is a bad thing for a nation to raise and to admire a false standard of success; and there can be no falser standard than that set by the deification of material well-being in and for itself.”

Theodore Roosevelt Quotes on Hard Work

“When you play, play hard; when you work, don’t play at all.”

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

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

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

“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.”

 “When you are asked if you can do a job, tell ’em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.”

 “No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expedience. “

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

 “Wars are, of course, as a rule to be avoided; but they are far better than certain kinds of peace.”

 “Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.”

 “Leave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it.”

Theodore Roosevelt Quotes on Society-Politics-Law-Americans

“Unless a man is master of his soul, all other kinds of mastery amount to little.”

“Absence and death are the same – only that in death there is no suffering.”

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

“To announce that there must be no criticism of the president… is morally treasonable to the American public.”

“The most practical kind of politics is the politics of decency.”

 “A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.”

“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.”

“Obedience of the law is demanded; not asked as a favor.”

“To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society. “

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