Never, never, you must never either of you remind a man at work on a political job that he may be President.
No greater wrong can ever be done than to put a good man at the mercy of a bad, while telling him not to defend himself or his fellows; in no way can the success of evil be made surer or quicker.
Conservation means development as much as it does protection. I recognize the right and duty of this generation to develop and use the natural resources of our land; but I do not recognize the right to waste them, or to rob, by wasteful use, the generations that come after us.
It's not the critic who counts.
The fortunes amassed through corporate organization are now so large, and vest such power in those that wield them, as to make it a matter of necessity to give to the sovereign - that is, to the Government, which represents the people as a whole - some effective power of supervision over their corpo
Yes, my friend, and if you will steal for me then you will steal from me.
There can be nothing in the world more beautiful than the Yosemite, the groves of the giant sequoias and redwoods, the Canyon of the Colorado, the Canyon of the Yellowstone, the Three Tetons; and our people should see to it that they are preserved for their children and their children's children for
There can be no greater issue than that of conservation in this country.
A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education. Theodore Roosevel
We draw the line against misconduct, not against wealth.
Speak softly, I'm getting my massage
The only man who makes no mistakes is the man who never does anything.
Such an experiment without actual conditions of war to support it is a foolish waste of time. . . . I once saw a man kill a lion with a 30-30 caliber rifle under certain conditions, but that doesn't mean that a 30-30 rifle is a lion gun.
Cowardice in a race, as in an individual, is the unpardonable sin.
I do not dislike but I certainly have no especial respect or admiration for and no trust in, the typical big moneyed men of my country. I do not regard them as furnishing sound opinion as respects either foreign or domestic business.
The eighth commandment reads, "Thou shalt not steal." It does not read, "Thou shalt not steal from the rich man." It does not read, "Thou shalt not steal from the poor man." It reads simply and plainly, "Thou shalt not steal."
Obedience of the law is demanded; not asked as a favor. Theodore Roose
Leave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred with dust and sweat; who strives valiantly; who errs and may fall again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming.
No ability, no strength and force, no power of intellect or power of wealth, shall avail us, if we have not the root of right living in us.
Thank God for the iron in the blood of our fathers
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The best lesson that any people can learn is that there is no patent cure-all which will make the body politic perfect, and that any man who is able glibly to answer every question as to how to deal with the evils of the body politic is at best a foolish visionary and at worst an evil-minded quack.
War with evil; but show no spirit of malignity toward the man who may be responsible for the evil. Put it out of his power to do wrong.
Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.
The farther one gets into the wilderness, the greater is the attraction of its lonely freedom.
A party should not contain utterly incongruous elements, radically divided on the real issues, and acting together only on false and dead issues insincerely painted as real and vital. It should not in the several States as well as in the Nation be prostituted to the service of the baser type of poli
The most practical kind of politics is the politics of decency. Theodore Roosevel
The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased; and not impaired in value.
Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones. Theodore Roose