Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Roosevelt Quotes: Words Of Wisdom From Theodore And His Daughter, Alice


"Believe you can and you're halfway there."

"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."

"Do what you can, with what
you have, where you are."

"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."

"Nobody cares how much you know, 
until they know how much you care."

"Far and away the best prize 
that life has to offer is the chance
to work hard at work worth doing."

"A thorough knowledge of the Bible is 
worth more than a college education."

"Keep your eyes on the stars, 
and your feet on the ground."

"Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far."

"If you could kick the person in the pants 
responsible for most of your trouble, 
you wouldn't sit for a month."

"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."

"I care not what others think of what 
I do, butI care very much about 
what I think I do! That is character!"

"The most important single ingredient 
in the formula of success is knowing 
how to get along with people."

"With self-discipline, 
almost anything is possible."

"To educate a man in mind and not in 
morals is to educate a menace to society."

"It is hard to fail, but it is worse 
never to have tried to succeed."

"No man is above the law and no man 
is below it: nor do we ask any man's 
permission when we ask him to obey it."

"Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful 
mind, but great actions speak to all mankind."

"Old age is like everything else. 
To make a success of it, 
you've got to start young."

"The only man who never makes a mistake 
is the man who never does anything."

"Courtesy is as much of a gentleman as courage."

"Never throughout history has
a man who lived a life of ease
left a name worth remembering."

"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."

"I am part of everything that I have read."

"When you play, play hard; 
when you work, don't play at all."


"If you haven't got anything nice to say 
about anybody, come sit next to me."

"The secret of eternal youth 
is arrested development."

"He looks as though he's 
been weaned on a pickle."

"You can't make a soufflé rise twice."

"I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty.
Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches."

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