Zitat des Tages von Theodore Roosevelt:
There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering.
Believe you can and you're halfway there.
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.
I took the Canal Zone and let Congress debate; and while the debate goes on, the canal does also.
Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.
Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.
The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.
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.
A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.
The American people abhor a vacuum.
To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.
Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expedience.
No people is wholly civilized where a distinction is drawn between stealing an office and stealing a purse.
I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head.
It behooves every man to remember that the work of the critic is of altogether secondary importance, and that, in the end, progress is accomplished by the man who does things.
Obedience of the law is demanded; not asked as a favor.
Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do! That is character!
It is essential that there should be organization of labor. This is an era of organization. Capital organizes and therefore labor must organize.
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.
I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life.
Some men can live up to their loftiest ideals without ever going higher than a basement.
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.
No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort.
The reactionary is always willing to take a progressive attitude on any issue that is dead.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the president... is morally treasonable to the American public.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.'
Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe.
The man who loves other countries as much as his own stands on a level with the man who loves other women as much as he loves his own wife.
The human body has two ends on it: one to create with and one to sit on. Sometimes people get their ends reversed. When this happens they need a kick in the seat of the pants.
When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all.
The government is us; we are the government, you and I.
Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past.