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Theodore Roosevelt

1858 – 1919. American naturalist, traveler, politician and president. Nobel Peace Prize winner. Teddy bears have been named in his honor.


1. All the necessary sources are in our heads.

2. Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

3. God grant me the serenity to accept the things that I cannot change, the courage and power to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

4. A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.

5. The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything. Don not be afraid to make mistakes providing you do not make the same one twice.

6. If you cannot defeat your rival, join him.

7. Any display of mindless envy and hostility toward honest people who acquire their wealth in an honest way must be suppressed at its root by the power of reasonable public opinion.

8. The great development of industrialism means that there must be an increase in the supervision exercised by the government over business enterprise.

9. Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe.

10. When you are asked if you can do a job, tell ‘em, “Certainly course I can!” Then get busy and find out how to do it.