The human body has two ends on it: one to create with and one to sit on. Sometimes people get their ends reversed. When this happens they need a kick in the seat of the pants.
When we undertake the impossible, we often fail to do anything at all.
The corporation that shrinks from the light" would have anything to fear from government. About the welfare of such corporations we need not be oversensitive.
There should be at least ten times the number of rifles in the country as there are now.
...short-sighted men who in their greed and selfishness will, if permitted, rob our country of half its charm by their reckless extermination of all useful and beautiful wild things...
Great corporations exist only because they are created and safeguarded by our institutions; and it is therefore our right and duty to see that they work in harmony with these institutions.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far. Theodore Roose
Every child has inside him an aching void for excitement and if we don't fill it with something which is exciting and interesting and good for him, he will fill it with something which is exciting and interesting and which isn't good for him.
Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.
It tires me to talk to rich men. You expect a man of millions, the head of a great industry, to be a man worthhearing; but as a rule they don't know anything outside their own business.
Power always brings with it responsibility.
Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster. Theodore Roosevel
In a crisis, the man worth his salt is the man who meets the needs of the situation in whatever way is necessary.
To exist as a nation, to prosper as a state, and to live as a people, we must have trees.
No educated man can afford to be ignorant of the Bible.
Cowardice in a race, as in an individual, is the unpardonable sin.
Women should have free access to every field of labor which they care to enter, and when their work is as valuable as that of a man it should be paid as highly.
Avoid the base hypocrisy of condemning in one man what you pass over in silence when committed by another.
Our words must be judged by our deeds; and in striving for a lofty ideal we must use practical methods; and if we cannot attain all at one leap, we must advance towards it step by step, reasonably content so long as we do actually make some progress in the right direction.
There is but one answer to terrorism and it is best delivered with a Winchester rifle.
If we put corrupt men in public office and sneeringly acquiesce in their corruptions, then we are wrong ourselves.
The teachings of the Bible are so interwoven and entwined with our whole civic and social life that it would be literally impossible for us to figure to ourselves what that life would be if these teachings were removed.
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives. Theodore Roosevelt
The Bad Lands grade all the way from those that are almost rolling in character to those that are so fantastically broken in form and so bizarre in color as to seem hardly properly to belong to this earth.
I hate a man who skins the land.
The only trouble with the movement for the preservation of our forests is that it has not gone nearly far enough, and was not begun soon enough.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort.
The men and women who have the right ideals . . . are those who have the courage to strive for the happiness which comes only with labor and effort and self-sacrifice, and those whose joy in life springs in part from power of work and sense of duty.
Anything that encourages pauperism, anything that relaxes the manly fiber and lowers self-respect, is an unmixed evil.