No man who is not willing to bear arms and to fight for his rights can give a good reason why he should be entitled to the privilege of living in a free community.

-Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt

I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life.

Theodore Roosevelt
Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe. Theodore Roosevel
Theodore Roosevelt

The Constitution was made for the people and not the people for the Constitution.

Theodore Roosevelt
Every man holds his property subject to the general right of the community to regulate its use to whatever degree the public welfare may require it.
Theodore Roosevelt

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.

Theodore Roosevelt
Each man must work for himself, and unless he so works, no outside help can avail him.
Theodore Roosevelt

No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man's permission when we ask him to obey it.

Theodore Roosevelt
The one characteristic more essential than any other is foresight... It should be the growing nation with a future which takes the long look ahead.
Theodore Roosevelt

The public must retain control of the great waterways. It is essential that any permit to obstruct them for reasons and on conditions that seem good at the moment should be subject to revision when changed conditions demand.

Theodore Roosevelt
Probably the greatest harm done by vast wealth is the harm that we of moderate means do ourselves when we let the vices of envy and hatred enter deep into our own natures.