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Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt is a wax statue in the Museum of Natural History. He is found just to one side of the data corner. He depends on the 26th President of the United States and he is perched on a wax horse. He is the tritagonist of Night at the Museum, a noteworthy character in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, and the deuterogamist of Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.

Teddy was born on October 27, 1858, in New York City, on Twentieth Street. His folks were well off, yet Teddy was delicate and experienced asthma. His folks urged him to get solid by enjoying sports, such as boxing.  His mother went for him out on strolls. Once they needed to make tracks in an opposite direction from contamination and fled into the Catskill Mountains. He got into legislative issues in 1880, after graduation from Harvard.

He turned into a republican. He wedded twice. Disaster struck in 1884, 4 years after he graduated: on Valentine’s Day, his significant other kicked the bucket in the wake of bringing forth their first girl, and his mom passed around the same time. Crushed, he fled New York and left his little girl behind.

He fled to Medora, North Dakota, and turned into a cows farmer. Having discovered harmony, he returned to New York, and dealt with his little girl, Alice. Also, he wedded once more, this time, one of his neighbors. With this, he dealt with 6 youngsters, Alice, Theodore, Jr., Kermit, Archibald, Ethel, and Quentin.

He progressed toward becoming VP to William McKinley in 1900. McKinley was assassinated in Buffalo, New York, in September 1901. Roosevelt was likewise a police commissioner, and governed of New York. He took the administration in 1901, soon after McKinley’s assassination. He was a colonel, who battled for the United States Veterans (USV) in the Battle of San Juan Hill in 1898.

Serving two terms, he lost to William Howard Taft in 1909. On October 14, 1912 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, only 13 days before his 54th birthday celebration, Roosevelt was shot by John Schrank. His 50-page-discourse was shot by the slug. It took an hour and a half, yet it was clear. Roosevelt kicked the bucket on January 6, 1919 from a coronary thrombosis at 60 years old.

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“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing”

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“Americans learn only from catastrophe and not from experience”

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“It is hard to fail. But it is worse never to have tried to succeed”

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“No other President ever enjoyed the presidency as I did”

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“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are”

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“I have not been able to think out any solution of the terrible problem offered by the presence of the Negro on this continent, but of one thing I am sure, and that is that inasmuch as he is here and can neither be killed nor driven away, the only wise and honorable and Christian thing to do is to treat each black man and each white man strictly on his merits as a man, giving him no more and no less than he shows himself worthy to have.”

“The light has gone out of my life.”

“Entry in Roosevelt’s diary, before which he put a large X, on 14 February 1884, the day in which both his mother and wife died within hours of each other.”

“There is a curse on this house.”

“Theodore repeating what his brother, Elliot Roosevelt, said when Theodore reached his home in New York City to find both mother and wife dying on the evening of 13 February 1884; in this same house their father had also died from stomach cancer on 9 February 1878, at the age of 46.”

“No candid observer will deny that whatever of good there may be in our American civilization is the product of Christianity.”

“Our Nation, A Product of Christianity,” Springfield Republican, 1884, editorial.”

“Of recent years… representative government all over the world has been threatened with a growing paralysis. Legislative bodies have tended more and more to become wholly inefficient for the purposes of legislation. The prime feature in causing this unhealthy growth has been the discovery by minorities that under the old rules of parliamentary procedure they could put a complete stop to all legislative action… If the minority is as powerful as the majority there is no use of having political contests at all, for there is no use in having a majority.”

“We need, in the interest of the community at large, a rigid system of game laws rigidly enforced, and it is not only admissible, but one may almost say necessary, to establish, under the control of the State, great national forest reserves, which shall also be breeding grounds and nurseries for wild game; but I should much regret to see grow up in this country a system of large private game preserves, kept for the enjoyment of the very rich.”

“We cannot afford merely to sit down and deplore the evils of city life as inevitable, when cities are constantly growing, both absolutely and relatively. We must set ourselves vigorously about the task of improving them; and this task is now well begun.”

“The City in Modern Life”, Literary Essays (vol. 12 of The Works of Theodore Roosevelt, national ed., 1926), p. 226. Book review in The Atlantic Monthly (April 1895)”

“Responding to the social theories of Benjamin Kidd, in “Kidd’s ‘Social Evolution'” in The North American Review (July 1895), p. 109″

“The worst lesson that can be taught a man is to rely upon others and to whine over his sufferings.”

“It is both foolish and wicked to teach the average man who is not well off that some wrong or injustice has been done him, and that he should hope for redress elsewhere than in his own industry, honesty and intelligence.”

“Is America a weakling, to shrink from the work of the great world powers? No! The young giant of the West stands on a continent and clasps the crest of an ocean in either hand. Our nation, glorious in youth and strength, looks into the future with eager eyes and rejoices as a strong man to run a race.”

“To sit home, read one’s favorite paper, and scoff at the misdeeds of the men who do things is easy, but it is markedly ineffective. It is what evil men count upon the good men’s doing.”

“To borrow a simile from the football field, we believe that men must play fair, but that there must be no shirking, and that the success can only come to the player who hits the line hard.”

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“The men of Yale, the men of the universities, all, who, when the country called, went to give their lives, did more than reflect honor upon the universities from which they came. They did that which they could not have done so well in any other way. They showed that when the time of danger comes, all Americans, whatever their social standing, whatever their creed, whatever the training they have received, no matter from what section of the country they have come, stand together as men, as Americans, and are content to face the same fate and do the same duties because fundamentally they all alike have the common purpose to serve the glorious flag of their common country.”

“If we lose the virile, manly qualities, and sink into a nation of mere hucksters, putting gain over national honor, and subordinating everything to mere ease of life, then we shall indeed reach a condition worse than that of the ancient civilizations in the years of their decay.”

“Every man among us is more fit to meet the duties and responsibilities of citizenship because of the perils over which, in the past, the nation has triumphed; because of the blood and sweat and tears, the labor and the anguish, through which, in the days that have gone, our forefathers moved on to triumph.”

“Don’t let anyone impose on you. Don’t be quarrelsome, but stand up for your rights. If you’ve got to fight, fight hard and well. To my mind, a coward is the only thing meaner than a liar.”

“There are two things that I want you to make up your minds to: first, that you are going to have a good time as long as you live – I have no use for the sour-faced man – and next, that you are going to do something worthwhile, that you are going to work hard and do the things you set out to do.”

“I have always been fond of the West African proverb “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.”

“Death is always and under all circumstances a tragedy, for if it is not, then it means that life itself has become one.”

“In short, in life, as in a football game, the principle to follow is: Hit the line hard; don’t foul and don’t shirk, but hit the line hard!”

“I’m as strong as a bull moose and you can use me to the limit.”

“It is a dreadful thing to come into the Presidency in this way; but it would be far worse to be morbid about it. Here is the task, and I have got to do it to the best of my ability.”

“I can be President of the United States, or I can control Alice. I cannot possibly do both.”

“Probably the greatest harm done by vast wealth is the harm that we of moderate means do ourselves when we let the vices of envy and hatred enter deep into our own natures. ”

“But there is another harm; and it is evident that we should try to do away with that. The great corporations which we have grown to speak of rather loosely as trusts are the creatures of the State, and the State not only has the right to control them, but it is duty bound to control them wherever the need of such control is shown.”

“I don’t pity any man who does hard work worth doing. I admire him. I pity the creature who does not work, at whichever end of the social scale he may regard himself as being.”

“The government is us; we are the government, you and I.”

“If, as you hold, the great hulk of the colored people are not yet fit in point of character and influence to hold such positions, it seems to me that it is worth while putting a premium upon the effort among them to achieve the character and standing which will fit them.”

“Let us speak courteously, deal fairly, and keep ourselves armed and ready.”

“A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards. More than that no man is entitled to, and less than that no man shall have.”

“It is no use to preach to [children] if you do not act decently yourself.”

“There are good men and bad men of all nationalities, creeds and colors; and if this world of ours is ever to become what we hope some day it may become, it must be by the general recognition that the man’s heart and soul, the man’s worth and actions, determine his standing.”

“No man is above the law and no man is below it; nor do we ask any man’s permission when we require him to obey it. Obedience to the law is demanded as a right; not asked as a favor.”

“The only man who makes no mistakes is the man who never does anything.”

“We face the future with our past and our present as guarantors of our promises; and we are content to stand or to fall by the record which we have made and are making.”

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“It is enough to give any one a sense of sardonic amusement to see the way in which the people generally, not only in my own country but elsewhere, gauge the work purely by the fact that it succeeded. If I had not brought about peace I should have been laughed at and condemned.”

“This country has nothing to fear from the crooked man who fails. We put him in jail. It is the crooked man who succeeds who is a threat to this country.”

“Men with the muckrake are often indispensable to the well-being of society, but only if they know when to stop raking the muck, and to look upward to the celestial crown above them.”

“You tell me that saccharin is injurious to health? Dr. Rixey gives it to me every day. Anybody who says saccharin is injurious to health is an idiot.”

“I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life, the life of toil and effort, of labor and strife; to preach that highest form of success which comes, not to the man who desires mere easy peace, but 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.”

“Far better it is 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 that grey twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”

“We cannot avoid meeting great issues. All that we can determine for ourselves is whether we shall meet them well or ill.”

“We have a given problem to solve. If we undertake the solution, there is, of course, always danger that we may not solve it aright; but to refuse to undertake the solution simply renders it certain that we cannot possibly solve it aright.”

“If we stand idly by, if we seek merely swollen, slothful ease and ignoble peace, if we shrink from the hard contests where men must win at hazard of their lives and at the risk of all they hold dear, then the bolder and stronger peoples will pass us by, and will win for themselves the domination of the world.”

“Throughout our history the success of the homemaker has been but another name for the up-building of the nation.”

“Poverty is a bitter thing; but it is not as bitter as the existence of restless vacuity and physical, moral, and intellectual flabbiness, to which those doom themselves who elect to spend all their years in that vainest of all vain pursuits—the pursuit of mere pleasure as a sufficient end in itself.”

“You, the sons of the pioneers, if you are true to your ancestry, must make your lives as worthy as they made theirs. They sought for true success, and therefore they did not seek ease. They knew that success comes only to those who lead the life of endeavor.”

“Besides each one of us working individually, all of us have got to work together. We cannot possibly do our best work as a nation unless all of us know how to act in combination as well as how to act each individually for himself.”

“No hard-and-fast rule can be laid down as to where our legislation shall stop in interfering between man and man, between interest and interest”

“We shall make mistakes; and if we let these mistakes frighten us from our work we shall show ourselves weaklings.”

“No hard and fast rule can be laid down as to where our legislation shall stop in interfering between man and man, between interest and interest. ”

“We are passing through a period of great commercial prosperity, and such a period is as sure as adversity itself to bring mutterings of discontent.”

“Under present-day conditions it is necessary to have corporations in the business world as it is to have organizations, unions, among wage workers.”

“The great corporations which we have grown to speak of rather loosely as trusts are the creatures of the State, and the State not only has the right to control them wherever need of such control is shown…”

“I feel that you have not only reflected honor upon the state which for its good fortune has you as its chief executive, but upon the whole nation. It is incumbent upon every man throughout this country not only to hold up your hands in the course you have been following, but to show his realization that the matter is one of vital concern to us all.”

“All thoughtful men must feel that gravest alarm over the growth of lynching in this country and especially over the peculiarly hideous form so often taken by mob violence when colored men are the victims, on which occasion the mob seems to lay most weight, not on the crime, but on the color of the criminal.”

” The death-knell of the Republic had rung as soon as the active power became lodged in the hands of those who sought, not to do justice to all citizens, rich and poor alike, but to stand for one special class and for its interests as opposed to the interests of others.”

“The two feelings, envy and arrogance, are but opposite sides of the same shield, but different developments of the same spirit.”

“Life can mean nothing worth meaning, unless its prime aim is the doing of duty, the achievement of results worth achieving.”

“From the greatest to the smallest, happiness and usefulness are largely found in the same soul, and the joy of life is won in its deepest and truest sense only by those who have not shirked life’s burdens.”

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“Finally, we must keep ever in mind that a republic such as ours can exist only by virtue of the orderly liberty which comes through the equal domination of the law over all men alike, and through its administration in such resolute and fearless fashion as shall teach all that no man is above it and no man below it.”

“Because much has been given to you, therefore we have a right to expect much from you; and we have a right to expect that you shall begin to give that much just as soon as you leave school and go to college, so that you shall count when you are there.”

“If there ever was a pursuit which stultified itself by its very conditions, it is the pursuit of pleasure as the all-sufficing end of life. Happiness can not come to any man capable of enjoying true happiness unless it comes as the sequel to duty well and honestly done. To do that duty you need to have more than one trait.”

“Power invariably means both responsibility and danger.”

“There is no good reason why we should fear the future, but there is every reason why we should face it seriously, neither hiding from ourselves the gravity of the problems before us nor fearing to approach these problems with the unbending, unflinching purpose to solve them aright.”

“I don’t think any President ever enjoyed himself more than I did. Moreover, I don’t think any ex-President ever enjoyed himself more.”

“Conservation and rural-life policies are really two sides of the same policy; and down at bottom this policy rests upon the fundamental law that neither man nor nation can prosper unless, in dealing with the present, thought is steadily taken for the future.”

“The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased, and not impaired, in value.”

“Speech before the Colorado Live Stock Association, Denver, Colorado (August 29, 1910); in The New Nationalism (1910), p. 52; also inscribed on Cox Corridor II, a first floor House corridor, U.S. Capitol.”

“I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life; I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.”

“It is true of the Nation, as of the individual, that the greatest doer must also be a great dreamer.”

“We stand at Armageddon and we battle for the Lord.”

“This country will not be a permanently good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a reasonably good place for all of us to live in.”

“We wish to control big business so as to secure among other things good wages for the wage-workers and reasonable prices for the consumers.”

“There can be no greater issue than that of conservation in this country”

“square deal for every man; that is the only safe motto for the United States.”

“A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.”

“Speak softly, and carry a big stick.”

“[announcing his intention to run for President again in 1912] My hat is in the ring. The fight is on and I am stripped to the buff.”

“[regarding the Badlands of North Dakota] They look like [Edgar Allan Poe] sounds.”

“[regretting his announcement that he would not run for a third term] I would gladly cut off my right hand if I could recant that statement.”

“[when his wife and mother died on the same day] The light has gone out of my life.”

“[his last words] May you always know how much I love Sagamore Hill.”

“[upon seeing a large section of forest that had been clearcut for lumber] I hope the son-of-a-bitch responsible for this burns in Hell!”

“A stream cannot rise larger than its source.”

“There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities.”

“To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.”

“The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer.”

“In life, as in a football game, the principle to follow is: Hit the line hard; don’t foul and don’t shirk, but hit the line hard.”

“The man who loves other countries as much as his own stands on a level with the man who loves other women as much as he loves his own wife.”

“When they call the roll in the Senate,, the Senators do not know whether to answer ‘Present’ or ‘Not guilty’.”

“Death had to take Roosevelt sleeping, for if he had been awake, there would have been a fight. – Vice-President Thomas Marshall.”

“It’s not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs, who comes up short again and again… who spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”

“The punishing incident I have referred to happened when I was four years old. I bit my elder sister’s arm. I do not remember biting her arm, but I do remember running down to the yard, perfectly conscious that I had committed a crime. From the yard I went into the kitchen, got some dough from the cook, and crawled under the kitchen table. In a minute or two my father entered from the yard and asked where I was. The warm-hearted Irish cook had a characteristic contempt for “informers,” but although she said nothing she compromised between informing and her conscience by casting a look under the table. My father immediately dropped on all fours and darted for me. I feebly heaved the dough at him, and, having the advantage of him because I could stand up under the table, got a fair start for the stairs, but was caught halfway up them. The punishment that ensued fitted the crime, and I hope-and believe-that it did me good.”

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