Your ability needs responsibility to expose its possibilities. Do what you can with what you have where you are.

-Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt

The truth is that any good modern rifle is good enough. The determining factor is the man behind the gun.

Theodore Roosevelt
Of one man in especial, beyond anyone else, the citizens of a republic should beware, and that is of the man who appeals to them to support him on the ground that he is hostile to other citizens of the republic, that he will secure for those who elect him, in one shape or another, profit at the expense of other citizens of the republic. It makes no difference whether he appeals to class hatred or class interest, to religious or anti-religious prejudice. The man who makes such an appeal should always be presumed to make it for the sake of furthering his own interest.
Theodore Roosevelt

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

Theodore Roosevelt
It is a great mistake to think that the extremist is a better man than the moderate. Usually the difference is not that he is morally stronger, but that he is intellectually weaker. He is not more virtuous. He is simply more foolish.
Theodore Roosevelt

I took the Canal Zone and let Congress debate; and while the debate goes on, the canal does also.

Theodore Roosevelt
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind. Theodore Roosevel
Theodore Roosevelt

Society has no business to permit degenerates to reproduce their kind

Theodore Roosevelt
Courage is not having the strength to go on, it is going on when you don't have the strength. Industry and determination can do anything that genius and advantage can do and many things that they cannot.
Theodore Roosevelt

Under government ownership corruption can flourish just as rankly as under private ownership.

Theodore Roosevelt
I am far from underestimating the importance of dividends, but I rank dividends below human character.