- Name: Theodore Roosevelt
- Born: 10/27/1858
- Died: 01/06/1919 (60 years old)
- Profession: Author, conservationist, explorer, historian, naturalist, police commissioner, politician, soldier, sportsman
Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (// ROH-zə-velt; October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919), often referred to as Teddy Roosevelt or his initials T.R., was an American statesman, politician, conservationist, naturalist, and writer who served as the 26th president of the United States from 1901 to 1909. He served as the 25th vice president from March to September 1901 and as the 33rd governor of New York from 1899 to 1900. Roosevelt emerged as a leader of the Republican Party and became a driving force for the anti-trust policy while supporting Progressive Era policies in the United States in the early 20th century. His face is depicted on Mount Rushmore alongside George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln. He is generally ranked in polls of historians and political scientists as one of the five best presidents.
Birth Name: Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
Awards: Nobel Peace Prize (1906)
Alias: Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
Birth Place: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
Death Place: Oyster Bay, New York, U.S.
Theodore Roosevelt quotes :
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.Theodore Roosevelt
The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.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
Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young.Theodore Roosevelt
The reactionary is always willing to take a progressive attitude on any issue that is dead.Theodore Roosevelt
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.Theodore Roosevelt
The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.Theodore Roosevelt
It is difficult to make our material condition better by the best law, but it is easy enough to ruin it by bad laws.Theodore Roosevelt
A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.Theodore Roosevelt
It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.Theodore Roosevelt
The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.Theodore Roosevelt
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.Theodore Roosevelt
Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past.Theodore Roosevelt
A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.Theodore Roosevelt
The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight.Theodore Roosevelt
Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.Theodore Roosevelt
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.Theodore Roosevelt
The boy who is going to make a great man must not make up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.Theodore Roosevelt
No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life, in a great cause.Theodore Roosevelt
Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted only to rhetoric. If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk we must act big.Theodore Roosevelt
If there is not the war, you don't get the great general if there is not a great occasion, you don't get a great statesman if Lincoln had lived in a time of peace, no one would have known his name.Theodore Roosevelt
Germany has reduced savagery to a science, and this great war for the victorious peace of justice must go on until the German cancer is cut clean out of the world body.Theodore Roosevelt
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.Theodore Roosevelt
There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering.Theodore Roosevelt