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“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
Theodore Roosevelt
“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.”
Theodore Roosevelt
“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”
Theodore Roosevelt
“Believe you can and you're halfway there.”
Theodore Roosevelt
“The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.”
Theodore Roosevelt
“When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on”
Theodore Roosevelt
“People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care”
Theodore Roosevelt
“Knowing what's right doesn't mean much unless you do what's right.”
Theodore Roosevelt
“To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.”
Theodore Roosevelt
“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.”
Theodore Roosevelt
“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.”
Theodore Roosevelt
“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.”
Theodore Roosevelt
“Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.”
Theodore Roosevelt
“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing."

[The Information Technology Management Reform Act of 1995: Hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management and the District of Columbia of the Committee on Governmental Affairs (1996)]”
Theodore Roosevelt
“I am a part of everything that I have read.”
Theodore Roosevelt
“I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.”
Theodore Roosevelt
“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”
Theodore Roosevelt, Strenuous Life
“Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don't have the strength.”
Theodore Roosevelt
“No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care”
Theodore Roosevelt
“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.”
Theodore Roosevelt
“The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.”
Theodore Roosevelt
“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.”
Theodore Roosevelt
“Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.”
Theodore Roosevelt
“A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.”
Theodore Roosevelt
“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.”
Theodore Roosevelt
“When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all.”
Theodore Roosevelt
“Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.”
Theodore Roosevelt
“A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.”
Theodore Roosevelt
“No man needs sympathy because he has to work, because he has a burden to carry. Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”
Theodore Roosevelt
“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.”
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