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

We stand at Armageddon and we battle for the Lord.

Theodore Roosevelt
Of all the questions which can come before this nation, short of the actual preservation of its existence in a great war, there is none which compares in importance with the great central task of leaving this land even a better land for our descendants than it is for us.
Theodore Roosevelt

If there is one tendency of the day which more than any other is unhealthy and undesirable, it is the tendency to deify mere "smartness," unaccompanied by a sense of moral accountability. We shall never make our republic what it should be until as a people we thoroughly understand and put in practice the doctrine that success is abhorrent if attained by the sacrifice of the fundamental principles of morality.

Theodore Roosevelt
The function of our Government is to insure to all its citizens, now and hereafter, their rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. If we of this generation destroy the resources from which our children would otherwise derive their livelihood, we reduce the capacity of our land to support a population, and so either degrade the standard of living or deprive the coming generations of their fight to life on this continent.
Theodore Roosevelt

Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action...

Theodore Roosevelt
Society has no business to permit degenerates to reproduce their kind
Theodore Roosevelt

Don't limit your challenges - challenge your limits.Don't spread patriotism too thin.

Theodore Roosevelt
I have no business to feel downcast or querulous merely because when so much as been given me I have not had even more.
Theodore Roosevelt

The conservation of natural resources is the fundamental problem. Unless we solve that problem it will avail us little to solve all others.

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.