Theodore Roosevelt Quotes

Believe you can and you're halfway there.
“Believe you can and you're halfway there.”
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.
“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.”
Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”
Knowing what's right doesn't mean much unless you do what's right.
“Knowing what's right doesn't mean much unless you do what's right.”
Do what you can, with what you've got, where you are.
“Do what you can, with what you've got, where you are.”
Comparison is the thief of joy.
“Comparison is the thief of joy.”
Honesty first; then courage; then brains ? and all are indispensable.
“Honesty first; then courage; then brains ? and all are indispensable.”
When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on.
“When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on.”
No man is above the law and no man below it.
“No man is above the law and no man below it.”
Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.
“Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.”
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”
We face the future with our past and our present as guarantors of our promises.
“We face the future with our past and our present as guarantors of our promises.”
Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars, but remember to keep your feet on the ground.
“Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars, but remember to keep your feet on the ground.”
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
“People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.”
It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
“It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.”
Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty. I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.
“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty. I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.”
With self-discipline most anything is possible.
“With self-discipline most anything is possible.”
This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.
“This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.”
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
“Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.”
The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.
“The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.”
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The next best thing is the wrong thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The next best thing is the wrong thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.”
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.
“Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.”