Don't limit your challenges - challenge your limits.Don't spread patriotism too thin.

-Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt

It is not often that a man can make opportunities for himself. But he can put himself in such shape that when or if the opportunities come he is ready.

Theodore Roosevelt
In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American.
Theodore Roosevelt

All daring and courage, all iron endurance of misfortune-make for a finer, nobler type of manhood.

Theodore Roosevelt
...let men express the intense admiration, which I share with all other Americans, of the record made by the Marines.
Theodore Roosevelt

The Constitution was made for the people and not the people for the Constitution.

Theodore Roosevelt
Make preparations in advance ... you never have trouble if you are prepared for it.
Theodore Roosevelt

It is better to be faithful than famous.

Theodore Roosevelt
In a civilized and cultivated country wild animals only continue to exist at all when preserved by sportsmen. the excellent people who protest against all hunting, and consider sportsmen as enemies of wild life, are ignorant of the fact that in reality the genuine sportsman is by all odds the most important factor in keeping the larger and more valuable wild creatures from total extermination.
Theodore Roosevelt

Conservation and rural-life policies are really two sides of the same policy; and down at the bottom this policy rests upon the fundamental law that neither man nor nation can prosper unless, in dealing with the present, thought is steadily given for the future.

Theodore Roosevelt
A soft, easy life is not worth living, if it impairs the fibre of brain and heart and muscle. We must dare to be great; and we must realize that greatness is the fruit of toil and sacrifice and high courage... For us is the life of action, of strenuous performance of duty; let us live in the harness, striving mightily; let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out.