Theodore Roosevelt Quotes

Here is the thing you must bear in mind. I do not represent public opinion: I represent the public. There is a wide difference between the two, between the real interests of the public, and the public’s opinion of these interests.

The conservation of our natural resources and their proper use constitute the fundamental problem which underlies almost every other problem of our national life.

A little emasculated mass of inanity. (about Henry James)

He has no more backbone than a chocolate eclair.

I don’t go so far as to think that the only good Indians are dead Indians, but I believe nine out of ten are, and I shouldn’t inquire too closely in the case of the tenth. The most vicious cowboy has more moral principle than the average Indian.

Some men can live up to their loftiest ideals without ever going higher than a basement.

The insistence upon honesty- not merely technical honesty, but honesty in purpose and spirit- is an essential element in arriving at the right conclusion.

It is impossible to win the great prizes of life without running risks, and the greatest of all prizes are those connected with the home.

The poorest way to face life is to face it with a sneer.

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.