The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.

-Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt

It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.

Theodore Roosevelt
Of all forms of tyranny the least attractive and the most vulgar is the tyranny of mere wealth.
Theodore Roosevelt

The very reason why we object to state ownership, that it puts a stop to individual initiative and to the healthy development of personal responsibility, is the reason why we object to an unsupervised, unchecked monopolistic control in private hands. We urge control and supervision by the nation as an antidote to the movement for state socialism. Those who advocate total lack of regulation, those who advocate lawlessness in the business world, themselves give the strongest impulse to what I believe would be the deadening movement toward unadulterated state socialism.

Theodore Roosevelt
I have often thought that unselfishness combined in one word more of the teachings of the Bible than any other in the language.
Theodore Roosevelt

The foes from whom we pray to be delivered are our own passions, appetites, and follies; and against these there is always need that we should war.

Theodore Roosevelt
A good Navy is not a provocation to war. It is the surest guaranty of peace.
Theodore Roosevelt

I put myself in the way of things happening, and they happened.

Theodore Roosevelt
Show me a man who makes no mistakes, and I will show you a man who doesn't do things.
Theodore Roosevelt

To announce that there must be no criticism of the president... is morally treasonable to the American public.

Theodore Roosevelt
The leader works in the open and the boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives.