There is nothing brilliant or outstanding in my record, except perhaps this one thing. I do the things I believe ought to be done. And when I make up my mind to do a thing, I act.

-Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt

No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expedience.

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

Let individuals contribute as they desire; but let us prohibit in effective fashion all corporations from making contributions for any political purpose, directly or indirectly.

Theodore Roosevelt
The old parties are husks, with no real soul within either, divided on artificial lines, boss-ridden and privilege-controlled, each a jumble of incongruous elements, and neither daring to speak out wisely and fearlessly on what should be said on the vital issues of the day.
Theodore Roosevelt

Women should have free access to every field of labor which they care to enter, and when their work is as valuable as that of a man it should be paid as highly.

Theodore Roosevelt
My position as regards the monied interests can be put in a few words. In every civilized society property rights must be carefully safeguarded; ordinarily and in the great majority of cases, human rights and property rights are fundamentally and in the long run, identical; but when it clearly appears that there is a real conflict between them, human rights must have the upper hand; for property belongs to man and not man to property.
Theodore Roosevelt

People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives. Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt
It is the people, and not the judges, who are entitled to say what their constitution means, for the constitution is theirs, it belongs to them and not to their servants in office—any other theory is incompatible with the foundation principles of our government.
Theodore Roosevelt

Do Something Now. If not you, who? If not here, where? If not now, when?

Theodore Roosevelt
The government is us; we are the government, you and I.