Burning fossil fuels is like breaking up the furniture to feed the fireplace because it's easier than going out to the woodpile.

-Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt

I wish that all Americans would realize that American politics is world politics.

Theodore Roosevelt
All the resources we need are in the mind.
Theodore Roosevelt

Make preparations in advance ... you never have trouble if you are prepared for it.

Theodore Roosevelt
With self-discipline most anything is possible.
Theodore Roosevelt

It is not the critic who counts

Theodore Roosevelt
The men of wealth who today are trying to prevent the regulation and control of their business in the interest of the public by the proper government authorities will not succeed, in my judgment, in checking the progress of the movement. But if they did succeed they would find that they had sown the wind and would surely reap the whirlwind, for they would ultimately provoke the violent excesses which accompany a reform coming by convulsion instead of by steady and natural growth.
Theodore Roosevelt

When great nations fear to expand, shrink from expansion, it is because their greatness is coming to an end. Are we, still in the prime of our lusty youth, still at the beginning of our glorious manhood, to sit down among the outworn people, to take our place with the weak and the craven? A thousand times no!

Theodore Roosevelt
In the great battle of life, no brilliancy of intellect, no perfection of bodily development, will count when weighed in the balance against the assemblage of virtues, active and passive, of moral qualities which we group together under the name of character.
Theodore Roosevelt

It is character that counts in a nation as in a man.

Theodore Roosevelt
Nothing is gained by debate on non-debatable subjects.