When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.'

-Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt

Let us speak courteously, deal fairly, and keep ourselves armed and ready.

Theodore Roosevelt
Our chief usefulness to humanity rests on our combining power with high purpose. Power undirected by high purpose spells calamity, and high purpose by itself is utterly useless if the power to put it into effect is lacking.
Theodore Roosevelt

I never keep boys waiting. It's a hard trial for a boy to wait.

Theodore Roosevelt
The only man who makes no mistakes is the man who never does anything. Do not be afraid to make mistakes providing you do not make the same one twice.
Theodore Roosevelt

When money comes in at the gate, sport flies out at the window.

Theodore Roosevelt
I am a part of everything that I have read.
Theodore Roosevelt

Everyone loves justice in the affairs of another.

Theodore Roosevelt
Justice consists not in being neutral between right and wrong, but finding out the right and upholding it, wherever found, against the wrong.
Theodore Roosevelt

The only tyrannies from which men, women and children are suffering in real life are the tyrannies of minorities.

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.