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

-Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt

90% of the work in this country is done by people who don't feel good".

Theodore Roosevelt
Much of the discussion about socialism and individualism is entirely pointless, because of failure to agree on terminology.
Theodore Roosevelt

It may be that 'the voice of the people is the voice of God' in fifty one cases out of a hundred, but in the remaining forty nine it is quite as likely to be the voice of the devil, of, what is still worse, the voice of a fool.

Theodore Roosevelt
There is no effort without error or shortcoming.
Theodore Roosevelt

The president is that invisible force that makes a school of fish suddenly change direction, so that everyone 'ohhs' and 'ahhs' at the glimmering mass and only later wonders what makes them move in that way. I read somewhere-_Harper's_, I'm fairly certain-that the fish are only avoiding pockets of extra cold water.

Theodore Roosevelt
Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Theodore Roosevelt

The boy who is going to make a great man must not make up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.

Theodore Roosevelt
Death by violence, death by cold, death by starvation - they are the normal endings of the stately creatures of the wilderness. The sentimentalists who prattle about the peaceful life of nature do not realize its utter mercilessness.
Theodore Roosevelt

It [the Civil War] was a heroic struggle; and, as is inevitable with all such struggles, it had also a dark and terrible side. Very much was done of good, and much also of evil; and, as was inevitable in such a period of revolution, often the same man did both good and evil. For our great good fortune as a nation, we, the people of the United States as a whole, can now afford to forget the evil, or, at least, to remember it without bitterness, and to fix our eyes with pride only on the good that was accomplished.

Theodore Roosevelt
Show me a man who makes no mistakes, and I will show you a man who doesn't do things.