It is essential that there should be organization of labor. This is an era of organization. Capital organizes and therefore labor must organize.
Never hit if you can help it, but when you have to, hit hard. Never hit soft. You'll never get any thanks for hitting soft.
No people is wholly civilized where a distinction is drawn between stealing an office and stealing a purse.
The leader works in the open and the boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
The Cubists are entitled to the serious attention of all who find enjoyment in the colored puzzle pictures of the Sunday newspapers.
The dull, purblind folly of the very rich men, their greed and arrogance, and the corruption in business and politics, have tended to produce a very unhealthy condition.
I entirely appreciate loyalty to one"s friends, but loyalty to the cause of justice and honor stands above it.
The immigrant must not be allowed to drift or to be put at the mercy of the exploiter. Our object is not to imitate one of the older racial types, but to maintain a new American type and then to secure loyalty to this type. We cannot secure such loyalty unless we make this a country where men shall
Every man among us is more fit to meet the duties and responsibilities of citizenship because of the perils over which, in the past, the nation has triumphed; because of the blood and sweat and tears, the labor and the anguish, through which, in the days that have gone, our forefathers moved on to t
An Airedale can do anything any other dog can do and then whip the other dog if he has to.
I abhor unjust war. I abhor injustice and bullying by the strong at the expense of the weak, whether among nations or individuals. I abhor violence and bloodshed. I believe that war should never be resorted to when, or so long as, it is honorably possible to avoid it. I respect all men and women who
Courage, hard work, self-mastery, and intelligent effort are all essential to successful life.
I have now run up against an ugly snag, the Sunday Excise Law. It is altogether too strict, but I have no honorable alternative save to enforce it and I am enforcing it, to the furious rage of the saloon keepers, and of many good people too; for which I am sorry.
The conservation of our natural resources and their proper use constitute the fundamental problem which underlies almost every other problem of our national life.
Our government, National and State, must be freed from the sinister influence or control of special interests. Exactly as the special interests of cotton and slavery threatened our political integrity before the Civil War, so now the great special business interests too often control and corrupt the
Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe. Theodore Roose
For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison.
There must be no division by class hatred, whether this hatred be that of creed against creed, nationality against nationality, section against section, or men of one social or industrial condition against men of another social and industrial condition. We must ever judge each individual on his own
I believe in corporations. They are indispensable instruments of our modern civilization. But I believe they should be so regulated that they shall act for the interests of the community as a whole.
More and more, as it becomes necessary to preserve the game, let us hope that the camera will largely supplant the rifle.
Ruin looks us in the face if we judge a man by his position instead of judging him by his conduct in that position.
The American people abhor a vacuum. Theodore Roosevel
To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed.
It is imperative to exercise over big business a control and supervision which is unnecessary as regards small business. All business must be conducted under the law, and all business men, big or little, must act justly. But a wicked big interest is necessarily more dangerous to the community than a
Let us live in the harness, striving mightily.
To hell with the Constitution when people want coal!
Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far. Theodore Roose
If I have erred, I err in company with Abraham Lincoln.
It pays no matter what comes after it, to try and do things, to accomplish things in this life and not merely to have a soft and pleasant time.
We wish peace, but we wish the peace of justice, the peace of righteousness. We wish it because we think it is right and not because we are afraid.