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" I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life... "
The Americanism of Theodore Roosevelt - Page 239
1923
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Voices in the Wilderness: American Nature Writing and Environmental Politics

Daniel G. Payne - 1996 - 181 pages
...in "The Strenuous Life," a speech delivered in 1899, he argued that national greatness depended upon "the doctrine of the strenuous life, the life of toil and effort, of labor and strife" (13:319). Roosevelt felt he had overcome poor health during his childhood by applying these principles...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1997 - 625 pages
...British rock musician. "You Can't Always Get What You Want" (song), on the album Let It Bleed (1 970). I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life. THEODORE ROOSEVELT, (1858-1919) US Republican (later Progressive) politician, president. The Penguin...
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Communication Consultants in Political Campaigns: Ballot Box Warriors

Robert V. Friedenberg - 1997 - 221 pages
...John Kennedy. In the introduction to his most widely quoted address, Theodore Roosevelt observed that "I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life." Near the conclusion of his inaugural address, John Kennedy urged his fellow citizens to "Ask not what...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 pages
...successful politician is he who says what everybody is thinking most often and in the loudest voice. 9615 1 A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man When the soul of a man is born in this country, ROREMNed 192396 1 6 The Paris Diary of Ned Rorem Quarrels in France strengthen a love affair. In America...
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Carl W. Peters: American Scene Painter from Rochester to Rockport

Richard H. Love, Carl William Peters - 1999 - 927 pages
...the opening of another, the governor of New York, Theodore Roosevelt, stated clearly that he wished "to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life."'"' In 1900 the whole American art community prepared for an event that was to spell upheaval in aesthetics:...
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Charles W. Chesnutt: Essays and Speeches

Joseph R. McElrath, Jr., Robert C. Leitz, Jesse S. Crisler - 2001 - 636 pages
...used the signature term "strenuous life" in a speech before Chicago's Hamilton Club on 10 April 1899: "I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life." 2Newton Diehl Baker (1871-1937), the son of an antiracist Confederate physician and progressive Democrat,...
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The Simple Life: Plain Living and High Thinking in American Culture

David E. Shi - 2001 - 332 pages
...great, fighting, masterful virtues." Roosevelt believed that Americans needed to adopt what he called "the doctrine of the strenuous life, the life of toil and effort, of labor and strife," which he deemed necessary as an antidote both to the "mere money-getting American" and to "the over-civilized...
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Snowshoe Routes: Colorado's Front Range

Alan Apt - 2001 - 235 pages
...under avalanche zones and becomes unsafe to travel unless the snow is very thin or very stable. 194 / wish to preach not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life. President Theodore Roosevelt, speech before the Hamilton Club ( 1899) /•/ Kenosha Pass at 10,000...
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The 1900s

Bob Batchelor - 2002 - 258 pages
...also to hard work and strife. In 1899 Roosevelt outlined his thoughts at a speech given in Chicago: the life of toil and effort; of labor and strife;...of success which comes, not to the man who desires more easy peace, but to the man who does not shrink from danger, from hardship or from bitter toil,...
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Mike Leibig Traveling in Disguise

Michael T. Leibig - 2003 - 116 pages
...read to me, alone. That was a once in your life event. He read from Roosevelt's The Strenuous Life: I wish to preach not the doctrine of ignoble ease,...of toil and effort, of labor and strife; to preach the highest form of success which comes, not to the man who desires mere easy peace, but to the man...
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