Optimism is a good characteristic, but if carried to an excess, it becomes foolishness. We are prone to speak of the resources of this country as inexhaustible; this is not so.
No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expedience.
In doing your work in the great world, it is a safe plan to follow a rule I once heard on the football field: Don't flinch, don't fall; hit the line hard.
The leader works in the open and the boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
The American people abhor a vacuum.
The dreams of golden glory in the future will not come true unless, high of heart and strong of hand, by our own mighty deeds we make them come true.
Much has been given us, and much will rightfully be expected from us. We have duties to others and duties to ourselves, and we can shrink neither.
By acting as if I was not afraid, I gradually ceased to be afraid.
To exist as a nation, to prosper as a state, and to live as a people, we must have trees.
I always keep my weather eye on the opposition of my seventh house Moon to my first house Mars.
All privileges based on wealth, and all emnity to honest men merely because they are wealthy, are un-American.
I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life.
Our duty to the whole, including the unborn generations, bids us to restrain an unprincipled present-day minority from wasting the heritage of these unborn generations. The movement for the conservation of wildlife and the larger movement for the conservation of all our natural resources are essenti
If I have erred, I err in company with Abraham Lincoln.
We cannot do great deeds unless we're willing to do the small things that make up the sum of greatness.
Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.
There never has been devised, and there never will be devised, any law which will enable a man to succeed save by the exercise of those qualities which have always been the prerequisites of success - the qualities of hard work, of keen intelligence, of unflinching will.
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.
There is more fine abstract design in Navajo rugs than in all these modern paintings.
The credit belongs to those who are actually in the arena, who strive valiantly; who know the great enthusiasums, the great devotions, and spend themselves in a worthy cause; who at best know the triumph of high achievement; and who, at worst, if they fail, fail while daring greatly, so that their p
Massive potential you have and, in recognition of all this, would you mind having your salary halved.
It is essential that there should be organization of labor. This is an era of organization. Capital organizes and therefore labor must organize.
I abhor unjust war. I abhor injustice and bullying by the strong at the expense of the weak, whether among nations or individuals. I abhor violence and bloodshed. I believe that war should never be resorted to when, or so long as, it is honorably possible to avoid it. I respect all men and women who
A grove of giant redwood or sequoias should be kept just as we keep a great and beautiful cathedral.
Because we are unqualifiedly and without reservation against any system of denominational schools, maintained by the adherents of any creed with the help of state aid, therefore, we as strenuously insist that the public schools shall be free from sectarian influences, and above all, free from any at
The first duty of an American citizen, then, is that he shall work in politics.
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."
Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground. Theodore Roosevel
There is need of a sound body, and even more need of a sound mind. But above mind and above body stands character-the sum of those qualities which we mean when we speak of a man's force and courage, of his good faith and sense of honor.
A good Navy is not a provocation to war. It is the surest guaranty of peace.