"Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted only to rhetoric. If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk we must act big."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Theodore Roosevelt on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Theodore Roosevelt on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Theodore Roosevelt on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Theodore Roosevelt on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Theodore Roosevelt on Winston Churchill
"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."