Theodore Roosevelt Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Theodore Roosevelt quotes, Theodore Roosevelt sayings, and Theodore Roosevelt proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


It is better to be faithful than famous.      

Theodore Roosevelt

Justice consists not in being neutral between right and wrong, but in finding out the right and upholding it, wherever found, against the wrong.      

Theodore Roosevelt

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

Theodore Roosevelt

It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.

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Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive.     

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Believe you can and you're halfway there.     

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Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

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Believe you can and you're halfway there.     

Theodore Roosevelt

Believe you can and you're halfway there.     

Theodore Roosevelt

Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.

Theodore Roosevelt

Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.

Theodore Roosevelt

Believe you can and you're halfway there.     

Theodore Roosevelt

I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do! That is character!      

Theodore Roosevelt

Do what you can with what you have where you are.

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Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.

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No man is above the law, and no man is below it.

Theodore Roosevelt

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

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I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.

Theodore Roosevelt

Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground

Theodore Roosevelt

In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.

Theodore Roosevelt

Believe you can and you're halfway there.     

Theodore Roosevelt

Do what you can with what you have where you are.

Theodore Roosevelt

No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life in a great cause.     

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Risk is like fire: If controlled it will help you; if uncontrolled it will rise up and destroy you.     

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With self-discipline most anything is possible.     

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It is only through work and strife that either nation or individual moves on to greatness. The great man is always the man of mighty effort, and usually the man whom grinding need has trained to mighty effort.

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Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure...than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.     

Theodore Roosevelt

No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life in a great cause.     

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Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.

Theodore Roosevelt

Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it     

Theodore Roosevelt