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  • "There are two things that I want you to make up your minds to: first, that you are going to have a good time as long as you live - I have no use for the sour-faced man - and next, that you are going to do something worthwhile, that you are going to work hard and do the things you set out to do." ---Theodore Roosevelt: Talk to schoolchildren in Oyster Bay, Christmastime 1898

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  • "A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards. More than that no man is entitled, and less than that no man shall have." ---Theodore Roosevelt; Speech to veterans, Springfield, IL, July 4, 1903

  • "Men can never escape being governed. Either they must govern themselves or they must submit to being governed by others." ---Theodore Roosevelt: Jamestown, VA, April 26, 1907

  • "There is not in all America a more dangerous trait than the deification of mere smartness unaccompanied by any sense of moral responsibility." ---Theodore Roosevelt: Abilene, KS, May 2, 1903

  • "A healthy-minded boy should feel hearty contempt for the coward and even more hearty indignation for the boy who bullies girls or small boys, or tortures animals."..."What we have a right to expect of the American boy is that he shall turn out to be a good American man." ---Theodore Roosevelt: "The American Boy," St. Nicholas Magazine, May 1900

  • "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. Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or any one else. But it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about any one else." ---Theodore Roosevelt: Kansas City Star, 149 May 7, 1918

  • "I have a perfect horror of words that are not backed up by deeds." ---Theodore Roosevelt: Oyster Bay, NY, July 7, 1915

  • "Alone of human beings the good and wise mother stands on a plane of equal honor with the bravest soldier; for she has gladly gone down to the brink of the chasm of darkness to bring back the children in whose hands rests the future of the years." ---Theodore Roosevelt: The Great Adventure, 1918

  • "A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user." ---Theodore Roosevelt: An Autobiography, 1913

  • "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 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 and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for 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 he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat." ---Theodore Roosevelt: 'Citizenship in a Republic,' Speech at the Sorbonne, Paris, April 23, 1910