Never, never, you must never either of you remind a man at work on a political job that he may be President.

-Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt

The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer.

Theodore Roosevelt
[Among the books he chooses, a statesman] ought to read interesting books on history and government, and books of science and philosophy; and really good books on these subjects are as enthralling as any fiction ever written in prose or verse.
Theodore Roosevelt

I do not care a rap as to who gets credit for the work, provided the work is done.

Theodore Roosevelt
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit softly
Theodore Roosevelt

In a crisis, the man worth his salt is the man who meets the needs of the situation in whatever way is necessary.

Theodore Roosevelt
Among the wise and high-minded people who in self-respecting and genuine fashion strive earnestly for peace, there are the foolish fanatics always to be found in such a movement and always discrediting it the men who form the lunatic fringe in all reform movements.
Theodore Roosevelt

Materially we must strive to secure a broader economic opportunity for all men, so that each shall have a better chance to show the stuff of which he is made.

Theodore Roosevelt
Boxing, jiu-jitsu, scaling the Matterhorn... I did cardio before cardio was cool.
Theodore Roosevelt

There is a delight in the hardy life of the open. There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy and its charm. The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased; and not impaired in value. Conservation means development as much as it does protection.

Theodore Roosevelt
From time to time, little men will find fault with what you have done...but they will go down the stream like bubbles, they will vanish. But the work you have done will remain for the ages.