Quotes of Theodore Roosevelt that continue to inspire nations

A man of many words, his thoughts is a treasure

The 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt Jr. often referred to as Teddy, was an American statesman, conservationist, naturalist, historian, and writer who has written several books on subjects ranging from foreign policy to the importance of the national park system. He also served as 33rd governor of New York and the 25th vice president of the United States. As a Republican Party leader, Roosevelt became a driving force for anti-trust and Progressive policies.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people

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

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.

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.

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

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!

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!

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