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Theodore Roosevelt Quotes

(1858-1919), Twenty-sixth President of the USA

People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader works in the open, and the boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives.

Category: Leaders And Leadership

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

Category: Leaders And Leadership

It is better to be faithful than famous.

Category: Loyalty

The men with the muck-rake are often indispensable to the well-being of society, but only if they know when to stop raking the muck.

Category: Media

All the resources we need are in the mind

Category: Mind

The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything

Category: Mistakes

There can be no fifty-fifty Americanism in this country. There is room here for only 100 % Americanism, only for those who are Americans and nothing else.

Category: Multiculturalism

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

Category: Obedience

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!

Category: Opinions

A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards. More than that no man is entitled to, and less than that no man shall have.

Category: Patriotism

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

Category: Peace

Peace is normally a great good, and normally it coincides with righteousness, but it is righteousness and not peace which should bind the conscience of a nation as it should bind the conscience of an individual; and neither a nation nor an individual can surrender conscience to another's keeping.

Category: Peace

The most successful politician is he who says what everybody is thinking most often and in the loudest voice.

Category: Politicians And Politics

The old parties are husks, with no real soul within either, divided on artificial lines, boss-ridden and privilege-controlled, each a jumble of incongruous elements, and neither daring to speak out wisely and fearlessly on what should be said on the vital issues of the day.

Category: Politicians And Politics

When they call the roll in the Senate, the senators do not know whether to answer ''present'' or ''not guilty.''

Category: Politicians And Politics