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.

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt

Profession: President
Nationality: American

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I had always felt that if there were a serious war I wished to be in a position to explain to my children why I did take part in it, and not why I did not take part in it.

The boy who is going to make a great man must not make up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.

A great democracy has got to be progressive or it will soon cease to be great or a democracy.

We are not building this country of ours for a day. It is to last through the ages.

That was a good mark in Latin, and I am pleased with your steady improvement in it.

For us is the life of action, of strenuous performance of duty; let us live in the harness, striving mightily; let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out.

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

The worst of all fears is the fear of living.

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

Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past.

Only those are fit to live who do not fear to die; and none are fit to die who have shrunk from the joy of life and the duty of life. Both life and death are parts of the same Great Adventure.

Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.

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.

It is not what we have that will make us a great nation; it is the way in which we use it.