Theodore Roosevelt Quotes

Who is Theodore Roosevelt?

Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was the 26th president of the United States from 1901 to 1909. He spared a bear's life while hunting and that's why they call you child's toy a Teddy Bear. No kidding!

Born October 27, 1858
Died January 06, 1919

Books by Theodore Roosevelt


Best 11 Quotes by Theodore Roosevelt

“Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.”

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

“The only time you really live fully is from 30 to 60. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.”

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”

“Comparison is the thief of joy.”

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

“I am a part of everything that I have read.”

“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.”

“Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.”

“We do not admire the man of timid peace. We admire the man who embodies victorious effort; the man who never wrongs his neighbor, who is prompt to help a friend, but who has those virile qualities necessary to win in the stern strife of actual life.”

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

You Might Like

“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.”


More quotes by Booker T. Washington

You Might Like These Related Authors