Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.

-Theodore Roosevelt
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
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 nation that has done a great work really continues, though in changed form, to live forevermore.
Theodore Roosevelt

Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering.

Theodore Roosevelt
When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all.
Theodore Roosevelt

The name Roosevelt has this legendary force in our country at this time.

Theodore Roosevelt
A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.
Theodore Roosevelt

The corporation that shrinks from the light" would have anything to fear from government. About the welfare of such corporations we need not be oversensitive.

Theodore Roosevelt
Practical efficiency is common, and lofty idealism not uncommon; it is the combination which is necessary, and the combination is rare
Theodore Roosevelt

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.

Theodore Roosevelt
After nightfall the face of the country seems to alter marvelously, and the clear moonlight only intensifies the change. The river gleams like running quicksilver, and the moonbeams play over the grassy stretches of the plateaus...The Bad Lands seem to be stranger and wilder than ever, the silvery rays turning the country into a kind of grim fairyland.