"The government is us we are the government, you and I."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."Theodore Roosevelt on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."Theodore Roosevelt on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."Theodore Roosevelt on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."Theodore Roosevelt on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."Theodore Roosevelt on Thomas Paine
"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."