With great victory comes great sacrifice.

-Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt

Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.

Theodore Roosevelt
Leave it as it is. You can not improve on it. You can only mar it. The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it. What you can do is keep it for your children, your children's children and for all who come after you.
Theodore Roosevelt

The foes from whom we pray to be delivered are our own passions, appetites, and follies; and against these there is always need that we should war.

Theodore Roosevelt
I was a reasonably good student in college ... My chief interests were scientific. When I entered college, I was devoted to out-of-doors natural history, and my ambition was to be a scientific man of the Audubon, or Wilson, or Baird, or Coues type-a man like Hart Merriam, or Frank Chapman, or Hornaday, to-day.
Theodore Roosevelt

It is essential that there should be organization of labor. This is an era of organization. Capital organizes and therefore labor must organize.

Theodore Roosevelt
The mass of the American people are most emphatically not in the deplorable condition of which you speak.
Theodore Roosevelt

In other words, character is far more important than intellect to the race as to the individual. We need intellect, and there is no reason why we should not have it together with character; but if we must choose between the two we choose character without a moment's hesitation.

Theodore Roosevelt
We stand at Armageddon and we battle for the Lord.
Theodore Roosevelt

The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.

Theodore Roosevelt
If I have to choose between peace and righteousness, I'll choose righteousness.