20 Inspirational Quotes From Theodore Roosevelt

20 Inspirational Quotes From Theodore Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was an American statesman, sportsman, conservationist and writer who served as the 26th president of the United States from 1901 to 1909. He previously 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.

Below are Inspiration quotes from Theodore Roosevelt:

1. “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” Theodore Roosevelt

2.”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.” Theodore Roosevelt

3. “I am only an average man, but by George, I work harder at it than the average man.” Theodore Roosevelt

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

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

6. “No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care.” Theodore Roosevelt

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

8. “When you’re at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on.” Theodore Roosevelt

9. “There were all kinds of things I was afraid of at first, ranging from grizzly bears to ‘mean’ horses and gun-fighters; but by acting as if I was not afraid I gradually ceased to be afraid.” Theodore Roosevelt

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

11. “The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.” Theodore Roosevelt

12. “Let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out.” Theodore Roosevelt

13. “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

14. “Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, and difficulty. I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.” Theodore Roosevelt

15. “Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength.” Theodore Roosevelt

16. “To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.” Theodore Roosevelt

17. “To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile but is morally treasonable to the American public.” Theodore Roosevelt

18. “I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life; I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.” Theodore Roosevelt

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

20. “Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right.”  Theodore Roosevelt

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