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

Theodore Roosevelt

Profession: President
Nationality: American

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The lack of power to take joy in outdoor nature is as real a misfortune as the lack of power to take joy in books.

I was not going to earn money, I must even things up by not spending it.

If I must choose between righteousness and peace, I choose righteousness.

For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison.

In advocating any measure we must consider not only its justice but its practicability.

Americanism is a question of principle, of idealism, of character. It is not a matter of birthplace, or creed, or line of descent.

The reader, the booklover, must meet his own needs without paying too much attention to what his neighbors say those needs should be.

In the same way I have always regarded boxing as a first-class sport to encourage in the Young Men's Christian Association.

When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on.

We cordially believe in the rights of property. We think that normally and in the long run the rights of humanity, coincide with the rights of property... But we feel that if in exceptional cases there is any conflict between the rights of property and the rights of man, then we must stand for the rights of man.

No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man's permission when we ask him to obey it.

We can have no '50-50' allegiance in this country. Either a man is an American and nothing else, or he is not an American at all.

We should not forget that it will be just as important to our descendants to be prosperous in their time as it is to us to be prosperous in our time.

Some men can live up to their loftiest ideals without ever going higher than a basement.