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

Politeness [is] a sign of dignity, not subservience.

Theodore Roosevelt
Leave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it.
Theodore Roosevelt

Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.

Theodore Roosevelt
With self-discipline most anything is possible.
Theodore Roosevelt

There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism.

Theodore Roosevelt
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt

One of our defects as a nation is a tendency to use what have been called "weasel words."

Theodore Roosevelt
A finer body of men has never been gathered by any nation than the men who have done the work of building the Panama Canal; the conditions under which they have lived and have done their work have been better than in any similar work ever undertaken in the tropics; they have all felt an eager pride in their work; and they have made not only America but the whole world their debtors by what they have accomplished.
Theodore Roosevelt

Men with the muckrake are often indispensable to the well-being of society, but only if they know when to stop raking the muck.

Theodore Roosevelt
The first duty of an American citizen, then, is that he shall work in politics.