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The Wisdom of President Teddy Roosevelt - 8 of his Best Quotes

Teddy Roosevelt Quotes

Theodore Roosevelt Jr., or Teddy Roosevelt as he's more affectionately known, was the 26th President of the United States of America, from 1901 - 1909. He was a driving force of the progressive era in America at the turn of the 20th century. Overcoming debilitating childhood asthma, he became the youngest president of the United States of America, at the age of 42.

Championing his "Square Deal" domestic policies, he promised the average US citizen fairness, broke large corporate trusts, regulated the railroads, established an agency to ensure pure food and drugs. He was also big on conservation, establishing many new national parks and monuments. On the military front, he began construction of the Panama Canal and also greatly expanded the navy. 

Consistently ranked by scholars as one of the greatest presidents of the United States, his face was carved into Mount Rushmore, alongside other great presidents like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln. Here are some of Teddy Roosevelt's most famous quotes:

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

Teddy Roosevelt Quotes Believe you can and you're halfway there


2. The best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing


Teddy Roosevelt Quotes The best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing

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

Teddy Roosevelt Quotes Do what you can, with what you have, where you are
















4. I am a part of everything that I have read


Teddy Roosevelt Quotes I am a part of everything that I have read

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

Teddy Roosevelt Quotes Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground

















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

Teddy Roosevelt Quotes It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed

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

Teddy Roosevelt Quotes The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything


8. Speak softly and carry a big stick; You will go far

Teddy Roosevelt Quotes Speak softly and carry a big stick; You will go far
  

Final Thoughts

We hope you've enjoyed reading some of Teddy Roosevelt's most famous quotes. A hero to both liberals and conservatives, President Roosevelt truly transformed America, the American Presidency and American Politics as a whole. Do check out out motivation and inspiration section for more famous quotes and inspirational stories.  

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