At the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat
To exist as a nation, to prosper as a state, and to live as a people, we must have trees.
We have become great because of the lavish use of our resources ... But the time has come to inquire seriously what will happen when our forests are gone, when the coal, the iron, the oil and the gas are exhausted.
Americanism is a question of spirit, of conviction and purpose, not creed or birthplaces. The test of our worth is the service we render.
This broken country extends back from the river for many miles and has been called always be Indian, French voyager and American trappers alike, the Bad Lands.
The party belongs to the millions of the rank and file. It does not belong to the handful of politicians who have assumed fraudulently to upset the will of the rank and file. The action of these men is in no sense "regular," as they claim it to be.... theft and dishonesty cannot give and never shall
I have often been afraid, but I would not give in to it. I made myself act as though I was not afraid and gradually my fear disappeared.
The wild life of today is not ours to do with as we please. The original stock was given to us in trust for the benefit both of the present and the future. We must render an accounting of this trust to those who come after us.
The performance of duty, and not an indulgence in vapid ease and vapid pleasure, is all that makes life worth while.
I dream of men who take the next step instead of worrying about the next thousand steps.
Every man, who parrots the cry of â€˜stand by the Presidentâ€™ without adding the proviso â€˜so far as he serves the Republicâ€™ takes an attitude as essentially unmanly as that of any Stuart royalist who championed the doctrine that the King could do no wrong. No self-respecting and intelligent fre
No President has ever enjoyed himself as much as I?
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.
The most ultimately righteous of all wars is a war with savages, though it is apt to be also the most terrible and inhuman. The rude, fierce settler who drives the savage from the land lays all civilized mankind under a debt to him. ...[I]t is of incalculable importance that America, Australia, and
The farmer is a poor creature who skins the land and leaves it worthless to his children. The farmer is a good farmer who, having enabled the land to support himself and to provide for the education of his children, leaves it to them a little better than he found it himself.
Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones. Theodore Roose
Give a man a soccer ball, he plays for a moment. Teach a man to play soccer, he plays for a life time.
The man who does not think it was America's duty to fight for her own sake in view of the infamous conduct of Germany toward us stands on a level with a man who wouldn't think it necessary to fight in a private quarrel because his wife's face was slapped.
Power always brings with it responsibility.
Burning fossil fuels is like breaking up the furniture to feed the fireplace because it's easier than going out to the woodpile.
We have room but for one Language here and that is the English Language, for we intend to see that the crucible turns our people out as Americans of American nationality and not as dwellers in a polyglot boarding-house.
Silent strength is the quality of all good men and most mummies.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
The truth is that any good modern rifle is good enough. The determining factor is the man behind the gun.
There are many occasions when the highest praise one can receive is the attack of some given scoundrel.
No man can lead a public career really worth leading, no man can act with rugged independence in serious crises, nor strike at great abuses, nor afford to make powerful and unscrupulous foes, if he is himself vulnerable in his private character.
Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficultyâ€¦ I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.
The leader works in the open and the boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
The farther one gets into the wilderness, the greater is the attraction of its lonely freedom.
Yes, Haven, most of us enjoy preaching, and Ive got such a bully pulpit!