Popular Theodore Roosevelt Quotes

He who makes no mistakes makes no progress.


The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.


Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.


To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.


The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.


No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expedience.


Any man who tries to excite class hatred, sectional hate, hate of creeds, any kind of hatred in our community, though he may affect to do it in the interest of the class he is addressing, is in the long run with absolute certainly that class’s own worst enemy.


Let us show, not merely in great crises, but in every day of life, qualities of practical intelligence, of hardihood and endurance, and above all, the power of devotion to a lofty ideal.


If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.


Courage, hard work, self-mastery, and intelligent effort are all essential to successful life.


When you are asked if you can do a job, tell ’em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.


Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe.


A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.


When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer ‘Present’ or ‘Not guilty.’


Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.


When you are asked if you can do a job, tell ’em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.


Don’t hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.