While my interest in natural history has added very little to my sum of achievement, it has added immeasurably to my sum of enjoyment in life.

-Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt

Free speech exercised both individually and through a free press, is a necessity in any country where people are themselves free.

Theodore Roosevelt
All privileges based on wealth, and all emnity to honest men merely because they are wealthy, are un-American.
Theodore Roosevelt

A soft, easy life is not worth living, if it impairs the fibre of brain and heart and muscle. We must dare to be great; and we must realize that greatness is the fruit of toil and sacrifice and high courage... For us is the life of action, of strenuous performance of duty; let us live in the harness, striving mightily; let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out.

Theodore Roosevelt
Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.
Theodore Roosevelt

The spirit of brotherhood recognizes of necessity both the need of self-help and also the need of helping others in the only way which every ultimately does great god, that is, of helping them to help themselves.

Theodore Roosevelt
A good shot must necessarily be a good man since the essence of good marksmanship is self-control and self-control is the essential quality of a good man.
Theodore Roosevelt

Profanity is the parlance of the fool. Why curse when there is such a magnificent language with which to discourse?

Theodore Roosevelt
When she (my mother) passed away, I kind of understood the commitment that she made to make sure that I could stay in skating. And I wanted to live up to whatever I could. Not so much win everything, but just to be the best that I could possibly be, to honor her memory and everything she went through to make sure that I was given the opportunities to be the best that I can be. Not to be a world champion or an Olympic gold medalist, but to be the best that I could be. And that was the most important thing that ever happened in my career.
Theodore Roosevelt

While my interest in natural history has added very little to my sum of achievement, it has added immeasurably to my sum of enjoyment in life.

Theodore Roosevelt
There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering.