Such an experiment without actual conditions of war to support it is a foolish waste of time. . . . I once saw a man kill a lion with a 30-30 caliber rifle under certain conditions, but that doesn't mean that a 30-30 rifle is a lion gun.

-Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt

Property belongs to man and not man to property.

Theodore Roosevelt
After the war, and until the day of his death, his position on almost every public question was either mischievous or ridiculous, and usually both.
Theodore Roosevelt

Conservation means development as much as it does protection. I recognize the right and duty of this generation to develop and use the natural resources of our land; but I do not recognize the right to waste them, or to rob, by wasteful use, the generations that come after us.

Theodore Roosevelt
It is imperative to exercise over big business a control and supervision which is unnecessary as regards small business. All business must be conducted under the law, and all business men, big or little, must act justly. But a wicked big interest is necessarily more dangerous to the community than a wicked little interest. 'Big business' in the past has been responsible for much of the special privilege which must be unsparingly cut out of our national life.
Theodore Roosevelt

When we control business in the public interest we are also bound to encourage it in the public interest or it will be a bad thing for everybody and worst of all for those on whose behalf the control is nominally exercised.

Theodore Roosevelt
Men with the muckrake are often indispensable to the well-being of society, but only if they know when to stop raking the muck.
Theodore Roosevelt

Every special interest is entitled to justice full, fair and complete....but not one is entitled to a vote in Congress, to a voice on the bench or to representation in any public office.

Theodore Roosevelt
The poorest way to face life is to face it with a sneer.
Theodore Roosevelt

This broken country extends back from the river for many miles and has been called always be Indian, French voyager and American trappers alike, the Bad Lands.

Theodore Roosevelt
Give a man a soccer ball, he plays for a moment. Teach a man to play soccer, he plays for a life time.