"There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Theodore Roosevelt on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Theodore Roosevelt on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Theodore Roosevelt on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Theodore Roosevelt on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Theodore Roosevelt on Thomas Jefferson
"Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young."
"The reactionary is always willing to take a progressive attitude on any issue that is dead."
"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."
"Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."
"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."
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