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Theodore Roosevelt

[1858-1919]

       American politician and statesman Theodore
'Teddy' Roosevelt was Governor of New York and U.S. President, a hero of the Spanish-American War, outdoorsman (hunter and eco-activist), and namesake for the teddy bear.


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“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.”  {Issue #34}
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“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”  {Issue #36}
which has become known as 'The Seasoned Citizens' Contentment Code'

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“No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency.”  {Issue #47}
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“In any moment of decision, the best thing [that] you can do is the right thing, the next best thing
[that] you can do is the wrong thing, and the worst thing [that] you can do is nothing.”  {Issue #66}
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“Great as the provocation has been in dealing with the foes who habitually resort to treachery, murder
and torture against our men, nothing can justify . . . the use of torture or inhumane conduct . . .
on the part of the American Army.” (1902)  {blog 12/2007}
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“All contributions by corporations to any political committee or for any political purpose should be
forbidden by law; directors should not be permitted to use stockholders' money for such purposes;
and, moreover, a prohibition of this kind would be, as far as it went, an effective method of stopping
the evils aimed at in corrupt practices acts.”, in 1905  {blog 2/2010}
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“Ruin in its worst form is inevitable if our national life brings us nothing better than swollen fortunes
for the few and the triumph in both politics and business of a sordid and selfish materialism.”
in August 1910 speech  {blog 3/2010}
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“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 nor suffer much
because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”  {blog 5/2010}
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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.”
– in a Labor Day speech, 1903   {blog 12/2010}
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“Speak softly and carry a big stick.” – in a speech at the Minnesota State Fair on 2 September 1901  {blog 9/2012}
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“People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.”  {blog 12/2013}
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“Believe you can and you're halfway there.”  {blog 4/2015}
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“Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.”  {blog 11/2015}
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“Issue of currency should be lodged with the government and be protected from domination by Wall Street. We are opposed
to . . . provisions [which] would place our currency and credit system in private hands.”  {blog 2/2016}
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“The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.”   {blog 8/2017}

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