There were all kinds of things I was afraid of at first, ranging from grizzly bears to 'mean' horses and gun-fighters; but by acting as if I was not afraid I gradually ceased to be afraid.

-Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt

It is impossible to win the great prizes of life without running risks, and the greatest of all prizes are those connected with the home.

Theodore Roosevelt
The worst lesson that can be taught to a man is to rely upon others and to whine over his sufferings
Theodore Roosevelt

The man who loves other countries as much as his own stands on a level with the man who loves other women as much as he loves his own wife.

Theodore Roosevelt
I believe that the officers, and, especially, the directors, of corporations should be held personally responsible when any corporation breaks the law.
Theodore Roosevelt

I like to see Quentin (Roosevelt) practicing baseball. It gives me hope that one of my boys will not take after his father in this respect, and will prove able to play the national game.

Theodore Roosevelt
The American people abhor a vacuum.
Theodore Roosevelt

It is character that counts in a nation as in a man.

Theodore Roosevelt
Americans learn only from catastrophe and not from experience.
Theodore Roosevelt

The world wants the kind of men who do not shrink from temporary defeats in life; but come again and wrestle triumph from defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt
I abhor unjust war. I abhor injustice and bullying by the strong at the expense of the weak, whether among nations or individuals. I abhor violence and bloodshed. I believe that war should never be resorted to when, or so long as, it is honorably possible to avoid it. I respect all men and women who from high motives and with sanity and self-respect do all they can to avert war. I advocate preparation for war in order to avert war; and I should never advocate war unless it were the only alternative to dishonor.