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.


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

Theodore Roosevelt

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

Theodore Roosevelt

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

Theodore Roosevelt

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.     

Theodore Roosevelt

No man is above the law and no man is below it; nor do we ask any man's permission when we ask him to obey it. Obedience to the law is demanded as a right; not asked as a favor.     

Theodore Roosevelt

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

Theodore Roosevelt

It is better to be faithful than famous.     

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.     

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Knowing what's right doesn't mean much unless you do what's right.     

Theodore Roosevelt

Appraisals are where you get together with your team leader and agree what an outstanding member of the team you are, how much your contribution has been valued, what massive potential you have and, in recognition of all this, would you mind having your salary halved.     

Theodore Roosevelt

Believe you can and you're halfway there.     

Theodore Roosevelt

Believe you can and you're halfway there.     

Theodore Roosevelt

Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young.     

Theodore Roosevelt

Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.     

Theodore Roosevelt

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

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A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.     

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Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don't have the strength.     

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Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.     

Theodore Roosevelt

Believe you can and you're halfway there.     

Theodore Roosevelt

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.     

Theodore Roosevelt

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

A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car. But if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.     

Theodore Roosevelt

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.     

Theodore Roosevelt

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 nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.     

Theodore Roosevelt

A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.     

Theodore Roosevelt

Believe you can and you're halfway there     

Theodore Roosevelt

Believe you can and you're halfway there.     

Theodore Roosevelt

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

Theodore Roosevelt

Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don't have the strength.     

Theodore Roosevelt

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

Theodore Roosevelt