The man of great wealth owes a peculiar obligation to the state because he derives special advantages from the mere existence of government.

-Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt

There can be no life without change, and to be afraid of what is different or unfamiliar is to be afraid of life.

Theodore Roosevelt
From the very beginning our people have markedly combined practical capacity for affairs with power of devotion to an ideal. The lack of either quality would have rendered the other of small value.
Theodore Roosevelt

Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground. Theodore Roose

Theodore Roosevelt
The man who really counts in the world is the doer, not the mere critic -- the man who actually does the work, even if roughly and imperfectly, not the man who only talks or writes about how it ought to be done.
Theodore Roosevelt

For those who fight for it life has a flavor the sheltered will never know

Theodore Roosevelt
There comes a time in the life of a nation, as in the life of an individual, when it must face great responsibilities, whether it will or no. We have now reached that time. We cannot avoid facing the fact that we occupy a new place among the people of the world.
Theodore Roosevelt

Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action...

Theodore Roosevelt
The supreme duty of the Nation is the conservation of human resources through an enlightened measure of social and industrial justice. We pledge ourselves to work unceasingly in State and Nation for ... the protection of home life against the hazards of sickness, irregular employment and old age through the adoption of a system of social insurance adapted to American use.
Theodore Roosevelt

Each man must work for himself, and unless he so works, no outside help can avail him.

Theodore Roosevelt
It may be true that he travels farthest who travels alone, but the goal thus reached is not worth reaching.