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Roosevelt, Theodore
Born: 1858-10-27
Died: 1919-01-06

26th president of US.

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I am only an average man but, by George, I work harder at it than the average man.
- 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

Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.
- Theodore Roosevelt

When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all.
- Theodore Roosevelt

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy course; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt

"I have always been fond of the West African proverb: 'Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.'"
(Quoted in Edmund Morris, The Rise Of Theodore Roosevelt, p. 754)

"The government is us...You and me!"
(Quoted in Edmund Morris, Theodore Rex, p. 141)

Great Quotes From Various Sources
"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."
(Speech before the Hamilton Club, Chicago, April 10, 1899)

"A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards."
(Speech, Springfield, Illinois, July 4, 1903)




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