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

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt

Profession: President
Nationality: American

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Germany has reduced savagery to a science, and this great war for the victorious peace of justice must go on until the German cancer is cut clean out of the world body.

Father is strength at home, strength in government and strength overseas. Mother represents upbringing, education, the spread of civilization. Children are the lower classes, the lower races, to be brought to maturity and then set free.

It may be true that he travels farthest who travels alone, but the goal thus reached is not worth reaching.

The man who loves other countries as much as his own stands on a level with the man who loves other women as much as he loves his own wife.

But we must keep steadily in mind that no people were ever yet benefited by riches if their prosperity corrupted their virtue.

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.

Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe.

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

No ability, no strength and force, no power of intellect or power of wealth, shall avail us, if we have not the root of right living in us.

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.

Ridicule is one of the favorite weapons of wickedness, and it is sometimes incomprehensible how good and brave boys will be influenced for evil by the jeers of associates who have no one quality that calls for respect, but who affect to laugh at the very traits which ought to be peculiarly the cause for pride.

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

I now believe as sincerely as ever, for all the laws that the wit of man can devise will never make a man a worthy citizen unless he has within himself the right stuff, unless he has self-reliance, energy, courage, the power of insisting on his own rights and the sympathy that makes him regardful of the rights of others.

I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life.