Final Report Relating to a Celebration of the Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of Theodore Roosevelt, 1858-1958: Pursuant to Public Law 183, of the Eighty-fourth Congress

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1959 - 219 pages
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Page 23 - Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
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