There is a delight in the hardy life of the open.
The American people abhor a vacuum.
Alike for the nation and the individual, the one indispensable requisite is character.
In popular government results worth while can only be achieved by men who combine worthy ideals with practical good sense.
We are consuming our forests three times faster than they are being reproduced. Some of the richest timber lands of this continent have already been destroyed, and not replaced, and other vast areas are on the verge of destruction. Yet forests, unlike mines, can be so handled as to yield the best re
The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
We cannot afford merely to sit down and deplore the evils of city life as inevitable, when cities are constantly growing, both absolutely and relatively. We must set ourselves vigorously about the task of improving them; and this task is now well begun.
There is not a man of us who does not at times need a helping hand to be stretched out to him, and then shame upon him who will not stretch out the helping hand to his brother.
The boy who is going to make a great man must not make up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.
Let the watchwords of all our people be the old familiar watchwords of honesty, decency, fair-dealing, and commonsense."... "We must treat each man on his worth and merits as a man. We must see that each is given a square deal, because he is entitled to no more and should receive no less.""The welfa
We will send ships and Marines as soon as possible for the protection of American life and property.
We need the iron qualities that go with true manhood. We need the positive virtues of resolution, of courage, of indomitable will, of power to do without shrinking the rough work that must always be done.
McKinley shows all the background of a chocolate eclair.
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.
McKinley has no more backbone than a chocolate eclair.
More and more, as it becomes necessary to preserve the game, let us hope that the camera will largely supplant the rifle.
Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe. Theodore Roosevel
Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past.
The man who does not think it was America's duty to fight for her own sake in view of the infamous conduct of Germany toward us stands on a level with a man who wouldn't think it necessary to fight in a private quarrel because his wife's face was slapped.
The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer.
Ruin looks us in the face if we judge a man by his position instead of judging him by his conduct in that position.
The American people abhor a vacuum. Theodore Roose
A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
The one absolute certain way to bring this nation to ruin ... would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities.
Leave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it.
I have now run up against an ugly snag, the Sunday Excise Law. It is altogether too strict, but I have no honorable alternative save to enforce it and I am enforcing it, to the furious rage of the saloon keepers, and of many good people too; for which I am sorry.
Obedience of the law is demanded; not asked as a favor. Theodore Roosevel
Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president.
To borrow a simile from the football field, we believe that men must play fair, but that there must be no shirking, and that the success can only come to the player who hits the line hard.
By acting as if I was not afraid, I gradually ceased to be afraid.