The dull, purblind folly of the very rich men, their greed and arrogance, and the corruption in business and politics, have tended to produce a very unhealthy condition.
In this country we have no place for hyphenated Americans.
We must remember not to judge any public servant by any one act, and especially should we beware of attacking the men who are merely the occasions and not the cause of disaster.
Over-sentimentality, over-softness, in fact washiness and mushiness are the great dangers of this age and of this people. Unless we keep the barbarian virtues, gaining the civilized ones will be of little avail.
There is no patent recipe for getting good citizenship. You get it by applying the old, old rules of decent conduct, the rules in accordance with which decent men have had to shape their lives from the beginning .. fundamental precepts, put forth in the Bible and embodied consciously or unconsciousl
We stand for a living wage. Wages are subnormal if they fail to provide a living for those who devote their time and energy to industrial occupations. The monetary equivalent of a living wage varies according to local conditions, but must include enough to secure the elements of a normal standard of
Men with the muckrake are often indispensable to the well-being of society, but only if they know when to stop raking the muck.
A people without children would face a hopeless future; a country without trees is almost as helpless.
The mother is the one supreme asset of national life; she is more important by far than the successful statesman, or business man, or artist, or scientist.
Some men can live up to their loftiest ideals without ever going higher than a basement.
Power always brings with it responsibility.
We are face to face with our destiny and we must meet it with a high and resolute courage.
Anything that encourages pauperism, anything that relaxes the manly fiber and lowers self-respect, is an unmixed evil.
I want to see you game, boys, I want to see you brave and manly, and I also want to see you gentle and tender.
With self-discipline most anything is possible. Theodore Roosevel
In battle, the ONLY bullets that count are those that hit.
All contributions by corporations to any political committee or for any political purpose should be forbidden by law
I hold that in this country there must be complete severance of Church and State; that public moneys shall not be used for the purpose of advancing any particular creed; and therefore that the public schools shall be nonsectarian and no public moneys appropriated for sectarian schools.
The modern naturalist must realize that in some of its branches his profession, while more than ever a science, has also become an art.
It's not having been in the Dark House, but having left it that counts.
What I am to be, I am becoming.
The White House is a bully pulpit.
Comparison with something that is better is the thief of joy. Comparison with something that is worse is a joy - full of relief and gratitude! You cannot always choose what happens to you or your circumstances but you can always choose your attitude by what you choose to compare your experiences or
I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do! That is character!
After the war, and until the day of his death, his position on almost every public question was either mischievous or ridiculous, and usually both.
The corporation that shrinks from the light" would have anything to fear from government. About the welfare of such corporations we need not be oversensitive.
It was a pleasure to deal with a man of high ideals, who scorned everything mean and base, and who possessed those robust and hardy qualities of body and mind, for the lack of which no merely negative virtue can ever atone.
My hat is in the ring.
It is imperative to exercise over big business a control and supervision which is unnecessary as regards small business. All business must be conducted under the law, and all business men, big or little, must act justly. But a wicked big interest is necessarily more dangerous to the community than a
...short-sighted men who in their greed and selfishness will, if permitted, rob our country of half its charm by their reckless extermination of all useful and beautiful wild things...