The only man who makes no mistakes is the man who never does anything.
Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster. Theodore Roosevel
[The media] cannot, month in month out and year in and year out, make the kind of untruthful, of bitter assault that they have made and not expect that brutal, violent natures, or brutal and violent characters, especially when the brutality is accompanied by a not very strong mind; they cannot expec
I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head. Theodore Roosevel
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.
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit softly
The duties are even more important than the rights; and in the long run I think that the reward is ampler and greater for duty well done, than for the insistence upon individual rights.
There are some timid souls that will never know victory nor defeat.
Show me a man who makes no mistakes, and I will show you a man who doesn't do things.
The chase is among the best of all national pastimes; it cultivates that vigorous manliness for the lack of which in a nation, as in an individual, the possession of no other qualities can possibly atone.
The object of government is the welfare of the people.
No nation can be really great unless it is great in peace, in industry, integrity, honesty. Skilled intelligence in civic affairs and industrial enterprises alike; the special ability of the artist, the man of letters, the man of science, and the man of business; the rigid determination to wrong no
Our government, National and State, must be freed from the sinister influence or control of special interests. Exactly as the special interests of cotton and slavery threatened our political integrity before the Civil War, so now the great special business interests too often control and corrupt the
I am a man who believes with all fervor and intensity in moderate progress. Too often men who believe in moderation believe in it only moderately and tepidly and leave fervor to the extremists of the two sides - the extremists of reaction and the extremists of progress. Washington, Lincoln . . . are
There is a homely adage which runs: "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far
It [the Civil War] was a heroic struggle; and, as is inevitable with all such struggles, it had also a dark and terrible side. Very much was done of good, and much also of evil; and, as was inevitable in such a period of revolution, often the same man did both good and evil. For our great good fortu
By acting as if I was not afraid, I gradually ceased to be afraid.
In popular government results worth while can only be achieved by men who combine worthy ideals with practical good sense.
The world wants the kind of men who do not shrink from temporary defeats in life; but come again and wrestle triumph from defeat.
The chief factor in any man's success or failure must be his own character.
We must treat each man on his worth and merits as a man. We must see that each is given a square deal, because he is entitled to no more and should receive no less.
To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
To every man who faces life with real desire to do his part in everything, I appeal for a study of the Bible.
The only tyrannies from which men, women and children are suffering in real life are the tyrannies of minorities.
... the Armenian massacre was the greatest crime of the war, and the failure to act against Turkey is to condone it ... the failure to deal radically with the Turkish horror means that all talk of guaranteeing the future peace of the world is mischievous nonsense.
There are two kinds of success. One is the rare kind that comes to the person who has the power to do what no one else has the power to do. That is genius. But the average person who wins what we call success is not a genius. That person is a man or woman who has merely the ordinary qualities that t
The American people are slow to wrath, but when their wrath is once kindled it burns like a consuming flame.
It is a wicked thing to be neutral between right and wrong.
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives. 1
Thank God for the iron in the blood of our fathers