Theodore Roosevelt was a very effective writer and speaker, and he is eminently quotable. For each of the quotes below, the Theodore Roosevelt Center has provided a brief explanation of the setting or the context in which TR made the statement.
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December 06, 2013
As you may imagine my fur coat and buffalo bag have come in very handily.
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I am not much of a rider, so I only tackle the milder ones; Ferris and Merrifield are both splendid horsemen and the former in especial is afraid of nothing.
Roswell is a queer horse. He usually goes like a cow, but he has kinks in him. He will suddenly stop and rear, or have a fit over an automobile.
...only a third party will relieve the honest and far-sighted man of the necessity of voting either for the puppet of the machine Republicans or for the highly undesirable Democratic Party.
It is an even graver offence to sin against the commonwealth than to sin against an individual.
I believe that human rights are supreme over all other rights; that wealth should be the servant, not the master of the people.
Now, fortunately I always play the political game with the cards on the table, so far as any honest and intelligent man who wants to know the truth is concerned.
I have just had to descend with severity upon Quentin because he put the unfortunate Tom into the bathtub.
But our people, the sons of the men of the Civil War, the sons of the men who had iron in their blood, rejoice in the present and face the future high of heart and resolute of will.