I always believe in going hard at everything, whether it is Latin or mathematics, boxing or football, but at the same time I want to keep the sense of proportion. It is never worth while to absolutely exhaust one's self or to take big chances unless for an adequate object. I want you to keep in training the faculties which would make you, if the need arose, able to put your last ounce of pluck and strength into a contest. But I do not want you to squander these qualities.

-Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt

Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.

Theodore Roosevelt
Courage, hard work, self-mastery, and intelligent effort are all essential to successful life.
Theodore Roosevelt

...short-sighted men who in their greed and selfishness will, if permitted, rob our country of half its charm by their reckless extermination of all useful and beautiful wild things...

Theodore Roosevelt
I do not in the least object to a sport because it is rough.
Theodore Roosevelt

Give the brethren a chance to do something, anything, no matter how small or unimportant. A brother convinced that he is helpful is enthusiastic.

Theodore Roosevelt
No man should receive a dollar unless that dollar has been fairly earned.
Theodore Roosevelt

Nothing could be more lonely and nothing more beautiful than the view at nightfall across the prairies to these huge hill masses, when the lengthening shadows had at last merged into one and the faint after-glow of the red sunset filled the west.

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

Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.

Theodore Roosevelt
Our loyalty is due entirely to the United States. It is due to the President only and exactly to the degree in which he efficiently serves the United States. It is our duty to support him when he serves the United States well. It is our duty to oppose him when he serves it badly. This is true about Mr. Wilson now and it has been true about all our Presidents in the past. It is our duty at all times to tell the truth about the President and about every one else, save in the cases where to tell the truth at the moment would benefit the public enemy.