35 Inspirational Theodore Roosevelt Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational Theodore Roosevelt Quotes On Success

Theodore Roosevelt was an American statesman and writer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. He also served as the 25th Vice President of the United States from March to September 1901 and as the 33rd Governor of New York from 1899 to 1900. As a leader of the Republican Party during this time, he became a driving force for the Progressive Era in the United States in the early 20th century. His face is depicted on Mount Rushmore, alongside those of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln. In polls of historians and political scientists, Roosevelt is generally ranked as one of the five best presidents. May his quotes inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything. Do not be afraid to make mistakes providing you do not make the same one twice.” Theodore Roosevelt

2. “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” Theodore Roosevelt

3. “At some time in our lives a devil dwells within us, causes heartbreaks, confusion, and troubles, then dies.” Theodore Roosevelt

4. “Our chief usefulness to humanity rests on our combining power with high purpose. Power undirected by high purpose spells calamity, and high purpose by itself is utterly useless if the power to put it into effect is lacking.” Theodore Roosevelt

5. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” Theodore Roosevelt

6. “In life, as in a football game, the principle to follow is: hit the line hard.” Theodore Roosevelt

7. “No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his body – to risk his well-being – to risk his life – in a great cause.” Theodore Roosevelt

8. “We must remember not to judge any public servant by any one act, and especially should we beware of attacking the men who are merely the occasions and not the cause of disaster.” Theodore Roosevelt

9. “There is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head.” Theodore Roosevelt

10. “The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.” Theodore Roosevelt

11. “If I must choose between peace and righteousness, I choose righteousness.” Theodore Roosevelt

12. “We need the iron qualities that go with true manhood. We need the positive virtues of resolution, of courage, of indomitable will, of power to do without shrinking the rough work that must always be done.” Theodore Roosevelt

13. “Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.” Theodore Roosevelt

14. “Complaining about a problem without proposing a solution is called whining.” Theodore Roosevelt

15. “It is impossible to win the great prizes of life without running risks and the greatest of all prizes are those connected with the home.” Theodore Roosevelt

16. “The men and women who have the right ideals, are those who have the courage to strive for the happiness which comes only with labor and effort and self-sacrifice, and those whose joy in life springs in part from power of work and sense of duty.” Theodore Roosevelt

17. “Don’t hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting, but never hit soft.” Theodore Roosevelt

18. “Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.” Theodore Roosevelt

19. “Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checked by failure than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt

20. “The person who succeeds is not the one who holds back, fearing failure, nor the one who never fails but rather the one who moves on in spite of failure.” Theodore Roosevelt

21. “Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.” Theodore Roosevelt

22. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” Theodore Roosevelt

23. “Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.” Theodore Roosevelt

24. “With self-discipline most anything is possible.” Theodore Roosevelt

25. “Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care.” Theodore Roosevelt

26. “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

27. “We are face to face with our destiny and we must meet it with a high and resolute courage. For us is the life of action, of strenuous performance of duty; let us live in the harness, striving mightily; let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out.” Theodore Roosevelt

28. “Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.” Theodore Roosevelt

29. “Peace is normally a great good, and normally it coincides with righteousness, but it is righteousness and not peace which should bind the conscience of a nation as it should bind the conscience of an individual, and neither a nation nor an individual can surrender conscience to another’s keeping.” Theodore Roosevelt

30. “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

31. “Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” Theodore Roosevelt

32. “When 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

33. “People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.” Theodore Roosevelt

34. “Probably the greatest harm done by vast wealth is the harm that we of moderate means do ourselves when we let the vices of envy and hatred enter deep into our own natures.” Theodore Roosevelt

35. “It is not the critic who counts. Not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled 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 short again and again; who knows the 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, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt

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