There is no moral difference between gambling at cards or in lotteries or on the race track and gambling in the stock market. One method is just pernicious to the body politic as the other kind.
The world wants the kind of men who do not shrink from temporary defeats in life; but come again and wrestle triumph from defeat.
So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.
The lack of power to take joy in outdoor nature is as real a misfortune as the lack of power to take joy in books
Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground. Theodore Roose
There is nothing more distressing ... than the hard, scoffing spirit which treats the allegation of dishonesty in a public man as a cause for laughter. Such laughter is worse than the crackling of thorns under a pot, for it denotes not merely the vacant mind, but the heart in which high emotions hav
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
I believe that there should be a very much heavier progressive tax on very large incomes, a tax which should increase in a very marked fashion for the gigantic incomes.
I want to see you game, boys, I want to see you brave and manly, and I also want to see you gentle and tender.
No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life, in a great cause.
It is essential that there should be organization of labor. This is an era of organization. Capital organizes and therefore labor must organize.
Optimism is a good characteristic, but if carried to an excess, it becomes foolishness. We are prone to speak of the resources of this country as inexhaustible; this is not so.
No triumph of peace is quite so great as the supreme triumphs of war.
Your ability needs responsibility to expose its possibilities. Do what you can with what you have where you are.
Leave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it. Theodore Roosevel
...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...
We want men who will fix their eyes on the stars, but who will not forget that their feet must walk on the ground.
My experience...convinced me that tea was better than brandy, and during the last six months in Afica I took no brandy, even when sick taking tea instead.
If an American is to amount to anything he must rely upon himself, and not upon the State; he must take pride in his own work, instead of sitting idle to envy the luck of others. He must face life with resolute courage, win victory if he can, and accept defeat if he must, without seeking to place on
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.
Society has no business to permit degenerates to reproduce their kind
No man should receive a dollar unless that dollar has been fairly earned.
We Americans have many grave problems to solve, many threatening evils to fight, and many deeds to do, if, as we hope and believe, we have the wisdom, the strength, and the courage and the virtue to do them. But we must face facts as they are. We must neither surrender ourselves to a foolish optimis
There is no patent recipe for getting good citizenship. You get it by applying the old, old rules of decent conduct, the rules in accordance with which decent men have had to shape their lives from the beginning .. fundamental precepts, put forth in the Bible and embodied consciously or unconsciousl
There are some timid souls that will never know victory nor defeat.
Such an experiment without actual conditions of war to support it is a foolish waste of time. . . . I once saw a man kill a lion with a 30-30 caliber rifle under certain conditions, but that doesn't mean that a 30-30 rifle is a lion gun.
Because we are unqualifiedly and without reservation against any system of denominational schools, maintained by the adherents of any creed with the help of state aid, therefore, we as strenuously insist that the public schools shall be free from sectarian influences, and above all, free from any at
Each man must work for himself, and unless he so works, no outside help can avail him.
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
There is not one among us in whom a devil does not dwell; at some time, on some point, that devil masters each of us... It is not having been in the Dark House, but having left it, that counts.