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38 Historical Theodore Roosevelt Quotes

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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Theodore Roosevelt was an American Statesman who served as the 26th President of the United States of America from 1901 – 1909. He was also an explorer, soldier and author.

Check out Theodore Roosevelt’s quotes below:

38 Inspirational & Motivational Theodore Roosevelt Quotes:

1. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

2. “The reactionary is always willing to take a progressive attitude on any issue that is dead.” – Theodore Roosevelt

3. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

4. “Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” – Theodore Roosevelt

5. “Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past.” – Theodore Roosevelt

6. “It behooves every man to remember that the work of the critic is of altogether secondary importance, and that, in the end, progress is accomplished by the man who does things.” – Theodore Roosevelt

7. “Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” – Theodore Roosevelt

8. “People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.” – Theodore Roosevelt

9. “With self-discipline, almost anything is possible.” – Theodore Roosevelt

10. “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.” – Theodore Roosevelt

11. “Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.” – Theodore Roosevelt

12. “Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.” – Theodore Roosevelt

13. “Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.” – Theodore Roosevelt

14. “If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.” – Theodore Roosevelt

15th Theodore Roosevelt Quote “Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.” – Theodore Roosevelt

16. “Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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

18. “There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering.” – Theodore Roosevelt

19. “I don’t pity any man who does hard work worth doing. I admire him. I pity the creature who does not work, at whichever end of the social scale he may regard himself as being.” – Theodore Roosevelt

 

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20. “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” – Theodore Roosevelt

21. “The boy who is going to make a great man must not make up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.” – Theodore Roosevelt

22. “The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.” – Theodore Roosevelt

23. “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

24. “I am a part of everything that I have read.” – Theodore Roosevelt

25th Theodore Roosevelt Quote – “The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.” – Theodore Roosevelt

26. “Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.” – Theodore Roosevelt

27. “A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.” – Theodore Roosevelt

28. “I am only an average man but, by George, I work harder at it than the average man.” – Theodore Roosevelt

29. “When you play, play hard; when you work, don’t play at all.” – Theodore Roosevelt

30. “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.” – Theodore Roosevelt

31. “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” – Theodore Roosevelt

32. “Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive.” – Theodore Roosevelt

33. “Some men can live up to their loftiest ideals without ever going higher than a basement.” – Theodore Roosevelt

34. “The human body has two ends on it: one to create with and one to sit on. Sometimes people get their ends reversed. When this happens they need a kick in the seat of the pants.” – Theodore Roosevelt

35. “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

36. “No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life, in a great cause.” – Theodore Roosevelt

37. “It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.” – Theodore Roosevelt

38. “I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do! That is character!” – Theodore Roosevelt

What’s your favorite Theodore Roosevelt Quote? Share your favorite quote in the comment section below.

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  1. Isaac maweu

    May 29, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.

  2. Justin H

    Feb 8, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    Thank you for posting these. I will definitely be adding some to my Evernote quotes. You actually have already posted my favorite Teddy quote:

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

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Michelle Obama, wife of former United States President, Barack Obama, an American lawyer and writer, a former First Lady of the United States of America, a mom, an author and a style icon. In the eight amazing years that she served as the First Lady of the United States of America, she managed to become an inspiration for women all across the globe.

She has always spoken and worked towards equal rights for women, education for girls and healthy living. She is the proper definition of the modern-day revolutionary woman. Over the last couple of years, she has been encouraging people everywhere with her incredible words of wisdom and motivation. Every single person – young or old, is sure to take inspiration and motivation from her words.

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2. “Success isn’t about how much money you make. It’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.”

3. “Always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals.”

4. “The only limit to the height of your achievement is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work hard for them.”

5. “Being a healthy woman isn’t about getting on a scale or measuring your waistline. We need to start focusing on what matters – on how we feel, and how we feel about ourselves.”

6. “As women, we must stand up for ourselves. As women, we must stand up for each other. As women, we must stand up for justice for all.”

7. “No matter who you are, no matter where you come from, you are BEAUTIFUL.”

8. “Always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody says distract you from your goals.”

9. “No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contribution of half of its citizens.”

10. “You don’t have to say anything to the haters. You don’t have to acknowledge them at all. You just wake up every morning and be the best you can be. And that tends to shut them up.”

11. “Instead of letting your hardships and failures discourage or exhaust you, let them inspire you. Let them make you even hungrier to succeed.”

12.Empower yourselves with a good education, then get out there and use that education to build a country worthy of your boundless promise.”

13. “When girls are educated, their countries become stronger and more prosperous.”

14. “Success is only meaningful and enjoyable if it feels like your own.”

15. “Choose people who lift you up.”

16. “The difference between a broken community and a thriving one is the presence of women who are valued.”

17. “Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered.”

18. “Just do what works for you because there will always be someone who thinks differently.”

19. “Every girl, no matter where she lives, deserves the opportunity to develop the promise inside of her.”

20. “Just try new things. Don’t be afraid. Step out of your comfort zones and soar.”

21. “Do not bring people in your life who weigh you down. Trust your instincts, good relationships feel good, they feel right, they don’t hurt.”

22. “The one way to get me to work my hardest was to doubt me.”

23. “Don’t ever make decisions based on fear. Make decisions based on hope and possibility. Make decisions based on what should happen, not what shouldn’t.”

24. “I have learned that as long as I hold fast to my beliefs and values – and follow my own moral compass – then the only expectations I need to live up to are my own.”

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26. “People who are truly strong lift others up. People who are truly powerful bring others together.”

27. “We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own ‘to do’ list.”

28. “You can’t make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen.”

29. “I am an example of what is possible when girls from the beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity.”

30. “If my future were determined just by my performance on a standardized test, I wouldn’t be here. I guarantee you that.”

What is your favorite quote from Michelle Obama? Comment Below!

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