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By Anonym 13 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

Great corporations exist only because they are created and safeguarded by our institutions; and it is therefore our right and duty to see that they work in harmony with these institutions.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

Life brings sorrows and joys alike. It is what a man does with them - not what they do to him - that is the true test of his mettle.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

The men worked hard and faithfully. As a rule, in spite of the number of rough characters among them, they behaved very well. One night a few of them went on a spree, and proceeded "to paint San Antonio red." One was captured by the city authorities, and we had to leave him behind us in jail. The others we dealt with ourselves, in a way that prevented a repetition of the occurrence.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

The effort to make financial or political profit out of the destruction of character can only result in public calamity. Gross and reckless assaults on character, whether on the stump or in newspaper, magazine, or book, create a morbid and vicious public sentiment, and at the same time act as a profound deterrent to able men of normal sensitiveness and tend to prevent them from entering the public service at any price.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

The leader works in the open and the boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

We shall make mistakes; and if we let these mistakes frighten us from our work we shall show ourselves weaklings.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

All constitutions, those of the States no less than that of the nation, are designed, and must be interpreted and administered so as to fit human rights.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

Conservation means development as much as it does protection.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

The one characteristic more essential than any other is foresight... It should be the growing nation with a future which takes the long look ahead.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

Nothing should be permitted to stand in the way of the preservation of the forests, and it is criminal to permit individuals to purchase a little gain for themselves through the destruction of forests when this destruction is fatal to the well-being of the whole country in the future.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

The man who really counts in the world is the doer, not the mere critic -- the man who actually does the work, even if roughly and imperfectly, not the man who only talks or writes about how it ought to be done.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

It is a great mistake to think that the extremist is a better man than the moderate. Usually the difference is not that he is morally stronger, but that he is intellectually weaker. He is not more virtuous. He is simply more foolish.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

In the great battle of life, no brilliancy of intellect, no perfection of bodily development, will count when weighed in the balance against the assemblage of virtues, active and passive, of moral qualities which we group together under the name of character.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

I believe that the officers, and, especially, the directors, of corporations should be held personally responsible when any corporation breaks the law.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

Most of the men had simple souls. They could relate facts, but they said very little about what they dimly felt.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

I highly venerate the Masonic Institution, under the fullest persuasion that, when its principles are acknowledged and its laws and precepts obeyed, it comes nearest to the Christian religion, in its moral effects and influence, of any institution with which I am acquainted.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

I can do one of two things. I can be President of the United States or I can control Alice Roosevelt. (His 19-year-old daughter.) I cannot possibly do both.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

I wish to say seriously to all the daily newspapers, to the Republicans, the Democrat, and Socialist parties, that they cannot, month in month out and year in and year out, make the kind of untruthful, of bitter assault that they have made and not expect that brutal, violent natures, or brutal and violent characters, especially when the brutality is accompanied by a not very strong mind; they cannot expect that such natures will be unaffected by it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

When money comes in at the gate, sport flies out at the window.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

We cannot afford to differ on the question of honesty if we expect our republic permanently to endure. Honesty is not so much a credit as an absolute prerequisite to efficient service to the public. Unless a man is honest, we have no right to keep him in public life; it matters not how brilliant his capacity.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

Indeed, it is a sign of marked political weakness in any commonwealth if the people tend to be carried away by mere oratory, if they tend to value words in and for themselves, as divorced from the deeds for which they are supposed to stand. The phrase-maker, the phrase-monger, the ready talker, however great his power, whose speech does not make for courage, sobriety, and right understanding, is simply a noxious element in the body politic, and it speaks ill for the public if he has influence over them. To admire the gift of oratory without regard to the moral quality behind the gift is to do wrong to the republic.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

The Cubists are entitled to the serious attention of all who find enjoyment in the colored puzzle pictures of the Sunday newspapers.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

In a crisis, the man worth his salt is the man who meets the needs of the situation in whatever way is necessary.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

Certain rich men, whose lives are evil and corrupt, are the representatives of predatory wealth accumulated by all forms of inequity, from the oppression of wage workers to unfair methods of crushing out competition.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

In battle, the ONLY bullets that count are those that hit.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

To borrow a simile from the football field, we believe that men must play fair, but that there must be no shirking, and that the success can only come to the player who hits the line hard.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

Power always brings with it responsibility.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

No man who is corrupt, no man who condones corruption in others, can possibly do his duty by the community.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American and nothing but an American. If he tries to keep segregated with men of his own origin and separated from the rest of America, then he isn't doing his part as an American. There can be no divided allegiance here. . . We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language, for we intend to see that the crucible turns our people out as Americans, of American nationality, and not as dwellers in a polyglot boarding-house; and we have room for but one soul loyalty, and that is loyalty to the American people.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

We must remember not to judge any public servant by any one act, and especially should we beware of attacking the men who are merely the occasions and not the cause of disaster.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

Death by violence, death by cold, death by starvation - they are the normal endings of the stately creatures of the wilderness. The sentimentalists who prattle about the peaceful life of nature do not realize its utter mercilessness.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

Everyone loves justice in the affairs of another.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

I keep my good health by having a very bad temper, kept under good control.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

I regard the Masonic institution as one of the means ordained by the Supreme Architect to enable mankind to work out the problem of destiny; to fight against, and overcome, the weaknesses and imperfections of his nature, and at last to attain to that true life of which death is the herald and the grave the portal.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

Poverty is a bitter thing; but it is not as bitter as the existence of restless vacuity and physical, moral, and intellectual flabbiness, to which those doom themselves who elect to spend all their years in that vainest of all vain pursuits-the pursuit of mere pleasure as a sufficient end in itself.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

The old parties are husks, with no real soul within either, divided on artificial lines, boss-ridden and privilege-controlled, each a jumble of incongruous elements, and neither daring to speak out wisely and fearlessly on what should be said on the vital issues of the day.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

Silent strength is the quality of all good men and most mummies.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

We are the heirs of the ages

By Anonym 14 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

The great lawyer who employs his talent and his learning in the highly emunerative task of enabling a very wealthy client to override or circumvent the law is doing all that in him lies to encourage the growth in the country of a spirit of dumb anger against all laws and of disbelief in their efficacy.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

Ruin looks us in the face if we judge a man by his position instead of judging him by his conduct in that position.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

Weasel words from mollycoddles will never do when the day demands prophetic clarity from greathearts. Manly men must emerge for this hour of trial.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

When you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

The dull, purblind folly of the very rich men, their greed and arrogance, and the corruption in business and politics, have tended to produce a very unhealthy condition.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

Water is a commodity not by any means to be found everywhere...When found, it is more than likely to be bad, being either from a bitter alkaline pool, or from a hole in a creek, so muddy that it can only be called liquid by courtesy.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

It is both foolish and wicked to teach the average man who is not well off that some wrong or injustice has been done him, and that he should hope for redress elsewhere than in his own industry, honesty, and intelligence.