Theodore Roosevelt Quotes (280 quotes)
“People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.”
As quoted in: Theodore Roosevelt Cyclopedia, edited by Albert Bushnell Hart, Herbert Ronald Ferleger, Roosevelt Memorial Association, 1941, p. 53
“Probably the greatest harm done by vast wealth is the harm that we of moderate means do ourselves when we let the vices of envy and hatred enter deep into our own natures.”
Addresses and Presidential Messages of Theodore Roosevelt, 1902-1904 (1907 edition)
“Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted only to rhetoric. If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk; we must act big.”
Theodore Roosevelt Cyclopedia (1941 edition)
Letter to Henry L. Sprague (26 January 1900)
Works: Presidential addresses and state papers, Dec. 3, 1901, June 1910, and European addresses. 8 v (1910 edition)
“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.”
The Works of Theodore Roosevelt: The strenuous life (1901 edition)
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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.