The men with the muckrakes are often indispensable to the well-being of society; but only if they know when to stop raking the muck.
~ speaking at the Gridiron Club on April 14, 1906
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency.
Speak Softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
The highest form of success… comes… to the man who does not shrink from danger, from hardship or from bitter toil, and who out of these wins the splendid ultimate triumph.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.