Quotes by Theodore Roosevelt

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

"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 them 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, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows 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, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."

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

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

"When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on."


Books by Theodore Roosevelt

  • Strenuous Life
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  • January 1st 1970 by Applewood Books

    (first published 1899)

Theodore Roosevelt
  • Theodore Roosevelt

  • Date of birth: October 27, 1858
  • Died: January 06, 1919
  • Born: in New York City, New York, The United States.

  • Description: Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., also known as T.R., and to the public (but never to friends and family) as Teddy, was the twenty-sixth President of the United States, and a leader of the Republican Party and of the Progressive Movement.

    He became the youngest President in United States history at the age of 42. He served in many roles including Governor of New York, historian, naturalist, explorer, author, and soldier (posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in 2001 for his role at the Battle of San Juan Hill in the Spanish-American War).

    Roosevelt is most famous for his personality: his energy, his vast range of interests and achievements, his model of masculinity, and his "cowboy" persona.