It's not having been in the dark house, but having left it that counts.

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt

Profession: President
Nationality: American

Some suggestions for you :

If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.

With soul of flame and temper of steel we must act as our coolest judgment bids us.

I can do one of two things. I can be President of the United States or I can control Alice Roosevelt. (His 19-year-old daughter.) I cannot possibly do both.

Each one must do his part if we wish to show that the nation is worthy of its good fortune.

Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.

The human body has two ends on it: one to create with and one to sit on. Sometimes people get their ends reversed. When this happens they need a kick in the seat of the pants.

Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official.

Again, it was proposed that we should go up the mountains and make our camps there.

Believe you can, and you're halfway there.

It is better for the Government to help a poor man to make a living for his family than to help a rich man make more profit for his company.

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.

Yet it is curious to see how a really truthful man will forget his misses, and his hits at close quarters, and, by dint of constant repetition, will finally persuade himself that he is in the habit of killing his game at three or four hundred yards.

As a result of our wrong thinking and supineness, we American citizens tend to breed a mass of men whose interests in governmental matters are often adverse to ours, who are thoroughly drilled, thoroughly organized, who make their livelihood out of politics, and who frequently make their livelihood out of bad politics.

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