president of the United States from 1901 to 1909
Theodore Roosevelt Jr., often referred to as Teddy or by his initials, T. R., was an American politician, statesman, soldier, conservationist, naturalist, historian, and writer who served as the 26th president of the United States from 1901 to 1909. He previously served as the 25th vice president under President William McKinley from March to September 1901 and as the 33rd governor of New York from 1899 to 1900. Having assumed the presidency after McKinley's assassination, Roosevelt emerged as a leader of the Republican Party and became a driving force for anti-trust and Progressive policies.
Theodore Roosevelt Quotes Page 2
A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.
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.
A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.
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.
The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight.
Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.
The government is us we are the government, you and I.
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
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.
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.