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 4
The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.
I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life.
Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.
Some men can live up to their loftiest ideals without ever going higher than a basement.
The man who holds that every human right is secondary to his profit must now give way to the advocate of human welfare.
No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his body, to risk his well-being, to risk his life in a great cause.
In the Western Hemisphere the adherence of the United States to the Monroe Doctrine may force the United States, however reluctantly, in flagrant cases of such wrong doing or impotence, to the exercise of an international police power.
I am simply unable to understand the value placed by so many people upon great wealth.
Only those are fit to live who do not fear to die; and none are fit to die who have shrunk from the joy of life and the duty of life. Both life and death are parts of the same Great Adventure.