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" It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort. Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been stored up effort in the past. A man can be freed from the necessity of... "
The Works of Theodore Roosevelt: The strenuous life
by Theodore Roosevelt - 1901
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Public Papers of Governor

New York (State). Governor - 1899
...timid peace. We admire the man who embodies victorious effort; the man who never wrongs his neighbors; who is prompt to help a friend; but who has those...; but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort. Freedom from effort in the present, merely means that there...
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Imperialism and Liberty

Morrison Isaac Swift - 1899 - 491 pages
...that organizes its utter resources into an incomparable mechanism of slaughter, because these are the "virile qualities necessary to win in the stern strife of actual life," in the world's hellish arena. To succeed men and nations must be devils, let us therefore become devils...
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Modern Eloquence: Occasional addresses

1900
...non-remunerative work in science, in letters, in art, in exploration, in historical research—work of the type we most need in this country, the successful...fail; but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort. Freedom from effort in the present, merely means that there...
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Public Papers of Theodore Roosevelt, Governor, 1899[-1900], Volume 1

New York (State). Governor (1899-1901 : Roosevelt), Theodore Roosevelt - 1899
...victorious effort; the man who never wrongs his neighbors; who is prompt to help a friend; but \vho has those virile qualities necessary to win in the...; but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort. Freedom from effort in the present, merely means that there...
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Theodore Roosevelt, Twenty-sixth President of the United States: A Typical ...

Charles Eugene Banks, Le Roy Armstrong - 1901 - 413 pages
...the American nation as a whole. Who among you would teach your boys that ease, that peace is to be the first consideration in their eyes— to be the...; but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort. Freedom from effort in the present, merely means that there...
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Life of William McKinley, Our Martyred President: With Short Biographies of ...

Samuel Fallows - 1901 - 441 pages
...the successful carrying out of which reflects most honor upon the nation. ADMIRE VICTORIOUS EFFORT. "We do not admire the man of timid peace. We admire...; but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort. Freedom from effort in the present, merely means that there...
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The Life of Theodore Roosevelt: Twenty-fifth President of the United States

Murat Halstead - 1902 - 369 pages
...neighbors ; who is prompt to help a friend ; but who has those virile qualities neces STUMPING sary to win in the stern strife of actual life. It is hard...; but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort. Freedom from effort in the present, merely means that there...
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Famous Orators of the World and Their Best Orations

Charles Morris - 1902 - 639 pages
...— work of the type we most need in this country, the successful carrying out of which reflects most upon the nation. We do not admire the man of timid...; but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort. Freedom from effort in the present, merely means that there...
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The Roosevelt Book: Selections from the Writings of Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt - 1904 - 189 pages
...your share, and more than your share, in making America great, because you neither preach nor practise such a doctrine. You work yourselves, and you bring...fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort. Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there...
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The Technical World Magazine, Volume 2

1904
...their livelihood, are all the more bound to carry on some kind of non-remunerSCIENCE AXD ART 87 ative work in science, in letters, in art, in exploration,...; but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort. Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there...
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