Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground. Theodore Roosevel
I was a reasonably good student in college ... My chief interests were scientific. When I entered college, I was devoted to out-of-doors natural history, and my ambition was to be a scientific man of the Audubon, or Wilson, or Baird, or Coues type-a man like Hart Merriam, or Frank Chapman, or Hornad
There are good men and bad men of all nationalities, creeds and colors; and if this world of ours is ever to become what we hope some day it may become, it must be by the general recognition that the man's heart and soul, the man's worth and actions, determine his standing.
Freedom is not a gift which can be enjoyed save by those shown themselves worthy of it.
There never has been devised, and there never will be devised, any law which will enable a man to succeed save by the exercise of those qualities which have always been the prerequisites of success - the qualities of hard work, of keen intelligence, of unflinching will.
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit softly
The bosses of the Democratic party and the bosses of the Republican party alike have a closer grip than ever before on the party machines in the States and in the Nation. This crooked control of both the old parties by the beneficiaries of political and business privilege renders it hopeless to expe
One of our defects as a nation is a tendency to use what have been called "weasel words."
The teachings of the Bible are so interwoven and entwined with our whole civic and social life that it would be literally impossible for us to figure to ourselves what that life would be if these teachings were removed.
We cannot do great deeds unless we're willing to do the small things that make up the sum of greatness.
To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society. Theodore Roose
The Constitution was made for the people and not the people for the Constitution.
...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...
Of all forms of tyranny the least attractive and the most vulgar is the tyranny of mere wealth.
All daring and courage, all iron endurance of misfortune-make for a finer, nobler type of manhood.
Even in ordinary times there are very few of us who do not see the problems of life as through a glass, darkly; and when the glass is clouded by the murk of furious popular passion, the vision of the best and the bravest is dimmed.
Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive.
I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life.
Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.
Comparison is the thief of joy.
Not trying is the surest way of achieving nothing at all.
Aggressive fighting for the right is the noblest sport the world affords.
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.
The dreams of golden glory in the future will not come true unless, high of heart and strong of hand, by our own mighty deeds we make them come true.
Don't spread patriotism too thin.
While the nation that has dared to be great, that has had the will and the power to change the destiny of the ages, in the end must die, yet no less surely the nation that has played the part of the weakling must also die; and whereas the nation that has done nothing leaves nothing behind it, the na
If a strong man has not in him the lift toward lofty things, his strength makes him only a curse to himself and his neighbor.
The great lawyer who employs his talent and his learning in the highly emunerative task of enabling a very wealthy client to override or circumvent the law is doing all that in him lies to encourage the growth in the country of a spirit of dumb anger against all laws and of disbelief in their effica
Cowardice in a race, as in an individual, is the unpardonable sin.
No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expedience. Theodore Roosevel