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

The only tyrannies from which men, women and children are suffering in real life are the tyrannies of minorities.

Theodore Roosevelt
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.
Theodore Roosevelt

There comes a time in the life of a nation, as in the life of an individual, when it must face great responsibilities, whether it will or no. We have now reached that time. We cannot avoid facing the fact that we occupy a new place among the people of the world.

Theodore Roosevelt
A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.
Theodore Roosevelt

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.

Theodore Roosevelt
Just as you believe you may have already halfway there
Theodore Roosevelt

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.

Theodore Roosevelt
It is of little use for us to pay lip-loyalty to the mighty men of the past unless we sincerely endeavor to apply to the problems of the present precisely the qualities which in other crises enabled the men of that day to meet those crises.
Theodore Roosevelt

I don't go so far as to think that the only good Indians are dead Indians, but I believe nine out of ten are, and I shouldn't like to inquire too closely into the case of the tenth.

Theodore Roosevelt
The poorest way to face life is to face it with a sneer.