One of our defects as a nation is a tendency to use what have been called "weasel words."
The first duty of an American citizen, then, is that he shall work in politics.
When you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.
The government is us; we are the government, you and I.
If there ever was a pursuit which stultified itself by its very conditions, it is the pursuit of pleasure as the all-sufficing end of life. Happiness cannot come to any man capable of enjoying true happiness unless it comes as the sequel to duty well and honestly done. To do that duty you need to ha
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort.
[The media] cannot, month in month out and year in and year out, make the kind of untruthful, of bitter assault that they have made and not expect that brutal, violent natures, or brutal and violent characters, especially when the brutality is accompanied by a not very strong mind; they cannot expec
The object of government is the welfare of the people. The material progress and prosperity of a nation are desirable chiefly so far as they lead to the moral and material welfare of all good citizens.
I have often thought that unselfishness combined in one word more of the teachings of the Bible than any other in the language.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
The truth is that any good modern rifle is good enough. The determining factor is the man behind the gun.
The biggest corporation, like the humblest private citizen, must be held to strict compliance with the will of the people as expressed in the fundamental law.
There is but one answer to terrorism and it is best delivered with a Winchester rifle.
When liberty becomes license, some form of one-man power is not far distant.
The one absolute certain way to bring this nation to ruin ... would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities.
The joy in life is his who has the heart to demand it.
It is only the warlike power of a civilized people that can give peace to the world.
Perhaps there is no more important component of character than steadfast resolution.
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind. Theodore Roosevel
... the Armenian massacre was the greatest crime of the war, and the failure to act against Turkey is to condone it ... the failure to deal radically with the Turkish horror means that all talk of guaranteeing the future peace of the world is mischievous nonsense.
The greatest historian should also be a great moralist. It is no proof of impartiality to treat wickedness and goodness on the same level.
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.
Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care. Theodore Roose
I like to see Quentin (Roosevelt) practicing baseball. It gives me hope that one of my boys will not take after his father in this respect, and will prove able to play the national game.
Everything is un-American that tends either to government by a plutocracy or government by a mob. To divide along the lines of section or caste or creed is un-American. All privileges based on wealth, and all enmity to honest men merely because they are wealthy, are un-American-both of them equally
Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.
Each one must do his part if we wish to show that the nation is worthy of its good fortune.
Obedience of the law is demanded; not asked as a favor. Theodore Roosevel
Knowing what's right doesn't mean much unless you do what's right.
Practical efficiency is common, and lofty idealism not uncommon; it is the combination which is necessary, and the combination is rare