No, I'm not a good shot, but I shoot often.
There is no reason why people should not call themselves Cubists, or Octagonists, or Parallelopipedonists, orKnights oftheIsoscelesTriangle, or Brothers of the Cosine, if they so desire; as expressing anything serious and permanent, one term is as fatuous as another.
In the long run, the most unpleasant truth is a safer companion than a pleasant falsehood.
The Welfare of Each of Us Is Dependent Fundamentally Upon the Welfare of All of Us
Honesty first; then courage; then brains - and all are indispensable.
Anything that encourages pauperism, anything that relaxes the manly fiber and lowers self-respect, is an unmixed evil.
The great virtue of my radicalism lies in the fact that I am perfectly ready, if necessary, to be radical on the conservative side.
To have acted otherwise ... would have been the betrayal of the interests of the United States.
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit softly
Nothing is gained by debate on non-debatable subjects.
Conservation of our resources is the fundamental question before this nation, and that our first and greatest task is to set our house in order and begin to live within our means.
Personally I have never been able to understand why the head of a big business, whether it be the Nation, the State or the Army, or Navy should not desire to have very strong and positive people under him.
Leave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it. Theodore Roosevel
The death-knell of the republic had rung as soon as the active power became lodged in the hands of those who sought, not to do justice to all citizens, rich and poor alike, but to stand for one special class and for its interests as opposed to the interests of others.
I do not intend that our natural resources shall be exploited by the few against the interests of the many.
There can be no effective control of corporations while their political activity remains.
I have a perfect horror of words that are not backed up by deeds.
It is not only highly desirable but necessary that there should be legislation which shall carefully shield the interests of wage-workers, and which shall discriminate in favor of the honest and humane employer by removing the disadvantage under which he stands when compared with unscrupulous compet
Ruin looks us in the face if we judge a man by his position instead of judging him by his conduct in that position.
The liar is no whit better than the thief, and if his mendacity takes the form of slander he may be worse than most thieves. It puts a premium upon knavery untruthfully to attack an honest man, or even with hysterical exaggeration to assail a bad man with untruth.
No people is wholly civilized where a distinction is drawn between stealing an office and stealing a purse.
A healthy-minded boy should feel hearty contempt for the coward and even more hearty indignation for the boy who bullies girls or small boys, or tortures animals.
I do not care a rap as to who gets credit for the work, provided the work is done.
We can no more and no less afford to condone evil in the man of capital than evil in the man of no capital.
The joy of living is his who has the heart to demand it. Life is a great adventure, and I want to say to you, accept it in such a spirit.
Believe you can and you're halfway there.
Complaining about a problem without posing a solution is called whining.
No man should receive a dollar unless that dollar has been fairly earned.
Conservation and rural-life policies are really two sides of the same policy; and down at the bottom this policy rests upon the fundamental law that neither man nor nation can prosper unless, in dealing with the present, thought is steadily given for the future.
Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. The joy and moral stimulation of work must no longer be forgotten in the mad chase of evanescent profits.