17 Essential & Brilliant Teddy Roosevelt Quotes

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17 Essential & Brilliant Teddy Roosevelt Quotes

Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt was by far one of our greatest presidents. Dive into these essential Teddy Roosevelt quotes for some serious perspective from one of the greatest leaders in the world. His words are incredibly wise and spot on. 

  1. Dreams are a dime a dozen. it’s their execution that counts. | Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt
  2. The conservation of natural resources is the fundamental problem. Unless we solve that problem it will avail us little to solve all others. | Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt
  3. Practical equality of opportunity for all citizens, when we achieve it, will have two great results. First, every man will have a fair chance to make of himself all that in him lies; to reach the highest point to which his capacities, unassisted by special privilege of his own and unhampered by the special privilege of others, can carry him, and to get for himself and his family substantially what he has earned. Second, equality of opportunity means that the commonwealth will get from every citizen the highest service of which he is capable. No man who carries the burden of the special privileges of another can give to the commonwealth that service to which it is fairly entitled. | Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt
  4. We cordially believe in the rights of property. We think that normally and in the long run the rights of humanity, coincide with the rights of property… But we feel that if in exceptional cases there is any conflict between the rights of property and the rights of man, then we must stand for the rights of man. | Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt
  5. Nothing worth having was ever achieved without effort. | Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt
  6. I am no advocate of senseless and excessive cramming in studies, but a boy should work, and should work hard, at his lessons — in the first place, for the sake of what he will learn, and in the next place, for the sake of the effect upon his own character of resolutely settling down to learn it. Shiftlessness, slackness, indifference in studying, are almost certain to mean inability to get on in other walks of life. | Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt
  7. There has never yet been a person in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering. | Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt
  8. To befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business & corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day. | Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt
  9. It is a mere truism to say that every nation, whether in America or anywhere else, which desires to maintain its freedom, its independence, must ultimately realize that the right of such independence cannot be separated from the responsibility of making good use of it. | Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt
  10. It is no use to preach to children if you do not act decently yourself. | Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt
  11. There can be no life without change, and to be afraid of what is different or unfamiliar is to be afraid of life. | Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt
  12. It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things. | Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt
  13. At times a man must cut loose from his associates and stand alone for a great cause; but the necessity for such action is almost as rare as the necessity for revolution. | Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt
  14. Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind. | Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt
  15. Credit should go with the performance of duty, and not with what is very often the accident of glory. | Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt
  16. More and more it is evident that the State, and if necessary the nation, has got to possess the right of supervision and control as regards the great corporations which are its creatures. | Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt
  17. 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. | Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt

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