"The American people are slow to wrath, but when their wrath is once kindled it burns like a consuming flame."
"The leader works in the open and the boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives."
"The Constitution was made for the people and not the people for the Constitution."
"We demand that big business give people a square deal; in return we must insist that when anyone engaged in big business honestly endeavors to do right, he himself shall be given a square deal."
"The men with the muckrakes 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, to the crown of worthy endeavor."
"We stand supreme in a Continent, in a hemisphere. East and West we look across two great oceans toward the larger world life in which, whether we will or not, we must take an ever-increasing share."
"I wish that all Americans would realize that American politics is world politics."
"There is a homely adage which runs: 'Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far'. If the American nation will speak softly and yet build and keep at a pitch of the highest training a thoroughly efficient navy, the Monroe Doctrine will go far."
"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."
"A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education."