A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.
Ambition drove many men to become false to have one thought locked in the breast, another ready on the tongue.
There are several other cited sources of Roosevelt using this proverb.
They envy the distinction I have won let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.
By union the smallest states thrive. By discord the greatest are destroyed.
The renown which riches or beauty confer is fleeting and frail mental excellence is a splendid and lasting possession.
Before you act consider when you have considered, tis fully time to act.
Few men desire liberty The majority are satisfied with a just master.
The glory that goes with wealth is fleeting and fragile virtue is a possession glorious and eternal.
As the blessings of health and fortune have a beginning, so they must also find an end. Everything rises but to fall, and increases but to decay.
In my opinion, he only may be truly said to live and enjoy his being who is engaged in some laudable pursuit, and acquires a name by some illustrious action, or useful art.
The golden age is before us, not behind us.
Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.
It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the truth in their breasts, and show, like jugglers, another thing in their mouths, to cut all friendships and enmities to the measure of their own interest, and to make a good countenance without the help of good will.
The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile; intellectual superiority is a possession glorious and eternal.
Harmony makes small things grow, lack of it makes great things decay.
Every man is the architect of his own fortune.
Neither soldiers nor money can defend a king but only friends won by good deeds, merit, and honesty.
To like and dislike the same things, that is indeed true friendship
No mortal man has ever served at the same time his passions and his best interests.
Necessity makes even the timid brave.
He only seems to me to live, and to make proper use of life, who sets himself some serious work to do, and seeks the credit of a task well and skillfully performed.
In my own case, who have spent my whole life in the practice of virtue, right conduct from habitual has become natural.
It is a law of human nature that in victory even the coward may boast of his prowess, while defeat injures the reputation even of the brave.
No man underestimates the wrongs he suffers; many take them more seriously than is right.