Don't hit at all if you can help it; don't hit a man if you can possibly avoid it; but if you do hit him, put him to sleep.

-Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt

Our flag is a proud flag, and it stands for liberty and civilization. Where it has once floated, there must be no return to tyranny.

Theodore Roosevelt
If a man does not have an ideal and try to live up to it, then he becomes a mean, base and sordid creature, no matter how successful.
Theodore Roosevelt

Abraham Lincoln - the spirit incarnate of those who won victory in the Civil War - was the true representative of this people, not only for his own generation, but for all time, because he was a man among men.

Theodore Roosevelt
We wish to control big business so as to secure among other things good wages for the wage-workers and reasonable prices for the consumers. Wherever in any business the prosperity of the business man is obtained by lowering the wages of his workmen and charging an excessive price to the consumers we wish to interfere and stop such practices. We will not submit to that kind of prosperity any more than we will submit to prosperity obtained by swindling investors or getting unfair advantages over business rivals.
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
Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe. Theodore Roose
Theodore Roosevelt

All privileges based on wealth, and all emnity to honest men merely because they are wealthy, are un-American.

Theodore Roosevelt
The establishment of the National Park Service is justified by considerations of good administration, of the value of natural beauty as a National asset, and of the effectiveness of outdoor life and recreation in the production of good citizenship.
Theodore Roosevelt

Much of the usefulness of any career must lie in the impress that it makes upon, and the lessons that it teaches to, the generations that come after.

Theodore Roosevelt
Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground. Theodore Roose