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

The greatest historian should also be a great moralist. It is no proof of impartiality to treat wickedness and goodness on the same level.

Theodore Roosevelt
Rarely has any people enjoyed greater prosperity than we are now enjoying. For this we render heartfelt and solemn thanks to the Giver of Good; and we seek to praise Him -not by words only -but by deeds, by the way in which we do our duty to ourselves and to our fellow men.
Theodore Roosevelt

Performance should be made square with promise.

Theodore Roosevelt
No President has ever enjoyed himself as much as I?
Theodore Roosevelt

Complaining about a problem without posing a solution is called whining.

Theodore Roosevelt
Malefactors of great wealth have arrogantly ignored the public welfare.
Theodore Roosevelt

A man's usefulness depends on his living up to his ideals insofar as he can. It is hard to fail but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. All daring and courage, all iron endurance of misfortune, make for a finer, nobler type of manhood. Only those are fit to live who do not fear to die; and none are fit to die who have shrunk from the joy of life and the duty of life.

Theodore Roosevelt
What counts in a man or in a nation is not what the man or the nation can do, but what he or it actually does.
Theodore Roosevelt

It is no use to preach to [children] if you do not act decently yourself.

Theodore Roosevelt
There can be no effective control of corporations while their political activity remains.