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

Property belongs to man and not man to property.

Theodore Roosevelt
Do nothing to mar its grandeur ... keep it for your children, your children's children, and all who come after you, as the one great sight which every American should see.
Theodore Roosevelt

My power vanishes into thin air the instant that my fellow citizens, who are straight and honest, cease to believe that I represent them and fight for what is straight and honest. That is all the strength that I have.

Theodore Roosevelt
The public must retain control of the great waterways. It is essential that any permit to obstruct them for reasons and on conditions that seem good at the moment should be subject to revision when changed conditions demand.
Theodore Roosevelt

The modern naturalist must realize that in some of its branches his profession, while more than ever a science, has also become an art.

Theodore Roosevelt
Conservation is a great moral issue, for it involves the patriotic duty of insuring the safety and continuance of the nation.
Theodore Roosevelt

Under government ownership corruption can flourish just as rankly as under private ownership.

Theodore Roosevelt
At the risk of repetition let me say again that my plea is not for immunity to, but for the most unsparing exposure of, the politician who betrays his trust, of the big business man who makes or spends his fortune in illegitimate or corrupt ways. There should be a resolute effort to hunt every such man out of the position he has disgraced. Expose the crime, and hunt down the criminal; but remember that even in the case of crime, if it is attacked in sensational, lurid, and untruthful fashion, the attack may do more damage to the public mind than the crime itself.
Theodore Roosevelt

In popular government results worth while can only be achieved by men who combine worthy ideals with practical good sense.

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.