Theodore Roosevelt Quotes (280 quotes)
“It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.”
As quoted in: The Forum, Volumes 1-7 (Dickinson School of Law, 1897), p. 200: "It is only through strife, through labor and painful effort..."
“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”
The Square Deal Labor Day speech to the New York State Agricultural Association, Syracuse, New York (7 September 1903).
“A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards. More than that no man is entitled to, and less than that no man shall have.”
Speech at Springfield, Illinois (4 July 1903).
America and the World War (1915).
“The death-knell of the republic had rung as soon as the active power became lodged in the hands of those who sought, not to do justice to all citizens, rich and poor alike, but to stand for one special class and for its interests as opposed to the interests of others.”
Labor Day speech at Syracuse, NY, Sept 7, 1903 (Theodore Rex - Edmund Morris)
“The man who really counts in the world is the doer, not the mere critic, the man who actually does the work, even if roughly and imperfectly, not the man who only talks or writes about how it ought to be done.”
New York Chapter 14 (1891) Roosevelt 18
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsTheodore Roosevelt
Born: October 27, 1858
Died: January 6, 1919 (aged 60)
Bio: Theodore Teddy Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States of America. He is noted for his exuberant personality, range of interests and achievements, and his leadership of the Progressive Movement, as well as his cowboy persona and robust masculinity. He was a leader of the Republican Party and founder of the short-lived Progressive Party of 1912.