Conservation is a great moral issue, for it involves the patriotic duty of insuring the safety and continuance of the nation.
Over-sentimentality, over-softness, in fact washiness and mushiness are the great dangers of this age and of this people. Unless we keep the barbarian virtues, gaining the civilized ones will be of little avail.
It is only the warlike power of a civilized people that can give peace to the world.
The reason fat men are good natured is they can neither fight nor run.
Thank God for the iron in the blood of our fathers
...to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day.
Unless the man is master of his soul all other kinds of mastery amount to little.
Let individuals contribute as they desire; but let us prohibit in effective fashion all corporations from making contributions for any political purpose, directly or indirectly.
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.
A churchless community, a community where men have abandoned and scoffed at or ignored their religious needs, is a community on the rapid downgrade.
We here in America, hold in our hands the hope of the world, the fate of the coming years; and shame and disgrace will be ours if in our eyes the light of high resolve is dimmed, if we trail in the dust the golden hopes of men.
Conservation means development as much as it does protection.A man's usefulness depends upon his living up to his ideals insofar as he can.
The death-knell of the republic had rung as soon as the active power became lodged in the hands of those who sought, not to do justice to all citizens, rich and poor alike, but to stand for one special class and for its interests as opposed to the interests of others.
Nothing is gained by debate on non-debatable subjects.
The wild life of today is not ours to do with as we please. The original stock was given to us in trust for the benefit both of the present and the future. We must render an accounting of this trust to those who come after us.
Argument weak; speak loudly!
Our chief usefulness to humanity rests on our combining power with high purpose. Power undirected by high purpose spells calamity, and high purpose by itself is utterly useless if the power to put it into effect is lacking.
Each man must work for himself, and unless he so works, no outside help can avail him.
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.
The sons of all of us will pay in the future if we of the present do not do justice in the present.
Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official, save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to
The establishment of the National Park Service is justified by considerations of good administration, of the value of natural beauty as a National asset, and of the effectiveness of outdoor life and recreation in the production of good citizenship.
I feel as fit as a bull moose.
Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president.
I have always said I would not have been President had it not been for my experience in North Dakota.
The six great gifts of an Irish girl are beauty, soft voice, sweet speech, wisdom, needlework, and chastity.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
The teachings of the Bible are so interwoven and entwined with our whole civic and social life that it would be literally impossible for us to figure to ourselves what that life would be if these teachings were removed.
The joy in life is his who has the heart to demand it.
There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering.