Teddy Tweets

August 15, 2017

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“The only safe and honorable rule of foreign policy for the United States is to show itself courteous toward other nations, scrupulous not to infringe upon their rights, and yet able and ready to defend its own.”

– Speech at Cairo, Illinois,
October 3, 1907

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August 8, 2017

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“Any country whose people conduct themselves well can count upon our hearty friendship.”

– Fourth Annual Message,
December 6, 1904

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August 1, 2017

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August 1, 2017

“The republic cannot stand if honesty and decency do not prevail alike in public and private life.”

– Speech in Galena, IL
April 27, 1900

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July 25, 2017

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July 25, 2017

“Remember what a legislative body is. It is a body whose first duty is to act, not to talk.”

– Speech in New York City,
March 6, 1891

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July 18, 2017

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July 18, 2017

“If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk big; we must act big.”

– Editorial in the Metropolitan,
September 1917

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July 11, 2017

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July 11, 2017

“No republic can last if corruption is allowed to eat into public life.”

– Speech before the Hamilton Club – Chicago, IL
September 8, 1910

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July 4, 2017

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July 4, 2017

“We have fallen heirs to the most glorious heritage a people ever received, and each one must do his part if we wish to show that the nation is worthy of its good fortune.”

– Speech in the Dakota Territory,
July 4, 1886

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June 27, 2017

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June 27, 2017

“Good legislation does not secure good government, which can come only through a good administration.”

– Speech in New York,
May 25, 1900

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June 20, 2017

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June 20, 2017

“The first duty of the government is relentlessly to put a stop to the violence and then to deal firmly and wisely with all the conditions that led up to the violence.”

– Letter to Victor A. Olander,
Illinois State Federation of Labor,
July 17, 1917

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June 13, 2017

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June 13, 2017

“The first requisite for the welfare of any community is justice.”

– Outlook,
February 25, 1911

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