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Top 10 Theodore Roosevelt Quotations

top 10 quotations by Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919) was the 26th president of the United States from 1901 to 1909. He was a statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer. Roosevelt is best remembered for his role in expanding the powers of the presidency and the federal government in support of the public interest. As a leader of the Progressive Movement, he championed policies aimed at regulating big business, expanding national parks, and ensuring the food and drug safety. Roosevelt's charismatic personality and vigorous approach to the issues of his time earned him the nickname 'The Rough Rider'.

"Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far." Theodore Roosevelt

"The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything." Theodore Roosevelt

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." Theodore Roosevelt

"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." Theodore Roosevelt

"To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society." Theodore Roosevelt

"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat." Theodore Roosevelt

"Believe you can and you're halfway there." Theodore Roosevelt

"It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed." Theodore Roosevelt

"The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people." Theodore Roosevelt

"When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on." Theodore Roosevelt

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