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Theodore Roosevelt
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Theodore Roosevelt

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"The American people are slow to wrath, but when their wrath is once kindled it burns like a consuming flame." America 4.7 avg (10 votes)
"If I must choose between righteousness and peace, I choose righteousness." Morality, War & Peace 4.7 avg (50 votes)
"Speak softly and carry a big stick." Miscellaneous 4.7 avg (79 votes)
"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." Work 4.7 avg (19 votes)
"Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage." Miscellaneous 4.7 avg (3 votes)
"Envy is as evil a thing as arrogance." Miscellaneous 4.7 avg (3 votes)
"Success, the real success, does not depend upon the position you hold but upon how you carry yourself in that position." Success 4.7 avg (12 votes)
"If an American is to amount to anything he must rely upon himself, and not upon the State; he must take pride in his own work, instead of sitting idle to envy the luck of others. He must face life with resolute courage, win victory if he can, and accept defeat if he must, without seeking to place on his fellow man a responsibility which is not theirs." Responsibility 4.7 avg (12 votes)
"The forces that tend for evil are great and terrible, but the forces of truth and love and courage and honesty and generosity and sympathy are also stronger than ever before." Good & Evil 4.7 avg (6 votes)
"Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering." Life & Death 4.6 avg (11 votes)
"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." Politics 4.6 avg (10 votes)
"No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency." Good & Evil 4.6 avg (7 votes)
"It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed." Success 4.6 avg (9 votes)
"A stream cannot rise larger than its source." Miscellaneous 4.5 avg (2 votes)
"Let individuals contribute as they desire; but let us prohibit in effective fashion all corporations from making contributions for any political purpose, directly or indirectly." Politics 4.5 avg (4 votes)
"The worst of all fears is the fear of living." Fear 4.4 avg (9 votes)
"Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." Work 4.4 avg (7 votes)
"The one thing I want to leave my children is an honorable name." Family 4.4 avg (10 votes)
"Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time." Wisdom 4.4 avg (8 votes)
"A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Politics 4.3 avg (6 votes)

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