We Americans have many grave problems to solve, many threatening evils to fight, and many deeds to do, if, as we hope and believe, we have the wisdom, the strength, and the courage and the virtue to do them. But we must face facts as they are. We must neither surrender ourselves to a foolish optimism, nor succumb to a timid and ignoble pessimism.

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt

Profession: President
Nationality: American

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The existence of any method, standard, custom or practice is no reason for its continuance when a better is offered.

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.

The Northwest is essentially a national domain; it is fitting that it should be, as it is, not only by position but by feeling, the heart of the nation.

I am for such a League [of Nations] provided we don't expect too much from it. . . . I am not willing to play the pan which even Aesop held up to derision when he wrote of how the wolves and the sheep agreed to disarm, and how the sheep as a guarantee of good faith sent away the watchdogs, and were then forthwith eaten by the wolves.

Now and then I am asked as to ‘what books a statesman should read,' and my answer is, poetry and novels – including short stories under the head of novels.

Then there was Micah Jenkins, the Captain of Troop K, a gentle and courteous South Carolinian, on whom danger acted like wine. In action he was a perfect gamecock.

The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.

The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly.

Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.

Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.

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!

The joy in life is his who has the heart to demand it.

I am part of everything that I have read.

There can be no life without change, and to be afraid of what is different or unfamiliar is to be afraid of life.