Comparison is the thief of joy.

-Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt

Free speech exercised both individually and through a free press, is a necessity in any country where people are themselves free.

Theodore Roosevelt
Conservation of our resources is the fundamental question before this nation, and that our first and greatest task is to set our house in order and begin to live within our means.
Theodore Roosevelt

A grove of giant redwood or sequoias should be kept just as we keep a great and beautiful cathedral.

Theodore Roosevelt
Not trying is the surest way of achieving nothing at all.
Theodore Roosevelt

Although not a very old man, I have yet lived a great deal in my life, and I have known sorrow too bitter and joy too keen to allow me to become either cast down or elated for more than a very brief period over any success or defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt
The American people abhor a vacuum. Theodore Roose
Theodore Roosevelt

There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag...We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language...and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.

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

I am only an average man but, by George, I work harder at it than the average man. Theodore Roosevel

Theodore Roosevelt
The greatest historian should also be a great moralist. It is no proof of impartiality to treat wickedness and goodness on the same level.