Theodore Roosevelt, the Citizen

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Outlook Company, 1904 - 471 pages

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Page 382 - No person shall be refused employment or in any way discriminated against on account of membership or nonmembership in any labor organization, and there should be no discriminating against or interference with any employee who is not a member of a labor organization by members of such organization.
Page 401 - 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.
Page 424 - No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency. He is bound to do all the good possible. Yet he must consider the question of expediency, in order that he may do all the good possible, for otherwise he will do none.
Page 425 - Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing...
Page 426 - The average American knows not only that he himself intends to do about what is right, but that his average fellowcountryman has the same intention and the same power to make his intention effective. He knows, whether he be business man, professional man, farmer, mechanic, employer, or wage-worker, that the welfare of each of these men is bound up with the welfare of all the others; that each is neighbor to the other, is actuated by the same hopes and fears, has fundamentally the same ideals, and...
Page 427 - Every man must be guaranteed his liberty and his right to do as he likes with his property or his labor, so long as he does not infringe the rights of others. 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." ON IMMIGRATION : " We cannot have too much immigration of the right kind, and we should have none at all of the wrong kind. The need is to devise some system...
Page 174 - Like so many of the gallant fighters with whom it was later my good fortune to serve, he combined, in a very high degree, the qualities of entire manliness with entire uprightness and cleanliness of character. It was a pleasure to deal with a man of high ideals, who scorned everything mean and base, and who also possessed those robust and hardy qualities of body and mind, for the lack of which no merely negative virtue can ever atone.
Page 15 - I would teach the young men that he who has not wealth owes his first duty to his family, but he who has means owes his to the State. It is ignoble to go on heaping money on money. I would preach the doctrine of work to all, and to the men of wealth the doctrine of unremunerative work.
Page 418 - The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his weight...

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