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

We should not forget that it will be just as important to our descendants to be prosperous in their time as it is to us to be prosperous in our time.

Theodore Roosevelt
It is not often that a man can make opportunities for himself. But he can put himself in such shape that when or if the opportunities come he is ready.
Theodore Roosevelt

It is by no means necessary that a great nation should always stand at the heroic level. But no nation has the root of greatness in it unless in time of need it can rise to the heroic mood.

Theodore Roosevelt
It is of far more important that a man shall play something himself, even if he plays it badly, than that he shall go with hundreds of companions to see someone else play well.
Theodore Roosevelt

When great nations fear to expand, shrink from expansion, it is because their greatness is coming to an end. Are we, still in the prime of our lusty youth, still at the beginning of our glorious manhood, to sit down among the outworn people, to take our place with the weak and the craven? A thousand times no!

Theodore Roosevelt
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
Theodore Roosevelt

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.

Theodore Roosevelt
The name Roosevelt has this legendary force in our country at this time.
Theodore Roosevelt

Aggressive fighting for the right is the noblest sport the world affords.

Theodore Roosevelt
It either is or ought to be evident to everyone that business has to prosper before anyone can get any benefit from it.