You must have been a bad reader if you don’t know a thing or two about Theodore Roosevelt. One of the wittiest American of his time, Theodore Roosevelt was quite popular for words that struck a chord. Don’t worry if you don’t know him though. We’ve got some of his best quotes here, you can Google to find more interesting stuff from him:

  1. Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
  2. It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
  3. Believe you can and you’re halfway there.
  4. When you’re at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on.
  5. People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.
  6. Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right.
  7. Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
  8. In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
  9. Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ’em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.
  10. A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
  11. A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
  12. Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
  13. When you play, play hard; when you work, don’t play at all.
  14. If you’ve got them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.
  15. The reason fat men are good natured is they can neither fight nor run.