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Theodore Roosevelt

1858-1919. 26th president of the United States (1901–09) and writer, naturalist and soldier.

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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.

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The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.

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People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader works in the open, and the boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives.

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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 much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

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

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In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.

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Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.

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When they call the roll in the Senate, the senators do not know whether to answer ''present'' or ''not guilty.''

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Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.

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

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