No triumph of peace is quite so great as the supreme triumphs of war.

-Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt

Perhaps the most incapable Executive that ever filled the presidential chair...it would be difficult to imagine a man less fit to guide the state with honor and safety through the stormy times that marked the opening of the present century.

Theodore Roosevelt
For us is the life of action, of strenuous performance of duty; let us live in the harness, striving mightily; let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out.
Theodore Roosevelt

In doing your work in the great world, it is a safe plan to follow a rule I once heard on the football field: Don't flinch, don't fall; hit the line hard.

Theodore Roosevelt
There is a homely old adage which runs: "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far." If the American nation will speak softly, and yet build and keep at a pitch of the highest training a thoroughly efficient navy, the Monroe Doctrine will go far.
Theodore Roosevelt

The worst lesson that can be taught to a man is to rely upon others and to whine over his sufferings

Theodore Roosevelt
Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president.
Theodore Roosevelt

Gradually the true Mason gains experience in using these working tools and can observe subtler and subtler indications of personal flaws.

Theodore Roosevelt
The boy who is going to make a great man must not make up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.
Theodore Roosevelt

The most successful politician is he who says what the people are thinking most often in the loudest voice.

Theodore Roosevelt
With self-discipline, all things are possible