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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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Lion in the White House: A Life of Theodore Roosevelt

A da DiPace Donald - 2007 - 287 pages
...Grant, men who preeminently and distinctly embody all that is most American in the American character, I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease,...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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Seattle's Ravenna Neighborhood

Ann Wendell - 2007 - 127 pages
...Roosevelt High School Strenuous Life. The yearbook's name was taken from a speech by Theodore Roosevelt: "I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life ... to preach that highest form of success which comes ... to the man who does not shrink from danger,...
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The Simple Life: Plain Living and High Thinking in American Culture

David E. Shi - 2007 - 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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The Prospect of Presidential Rhetoric

Martin J. Medhurst - 2008 - 400 pages
...man," and that involved the "chance to work hard at work worth doing."57 This Rooseveltian philosophy of the "strenuous life" — the "life of toil and effort, of labor and strife" — elevated the notion of the Puritan work ethic as the goal in and of itself. He attempted to replace...
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Social Service: A Review of Social and Industrial Betterment, Volumes 4-5

1901
...succeeds feel the weight of a hostile public opinion even more strongly than the scoundrel who fails. I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease,...desires mere easy peace, but to the man who does not shirk from hardship, or from bitter toil, and who, out of these, wins the splendid, ultimate triumph."...
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Memorial Services Held in the House of Representatives and Senate of the ...

United States. 95th Congress, 2d session, 1978, United States. Congress - 1978 - 82 pages
...Grant, men who preeminently and distinctly embody all that is most American in the American character, 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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World's Work, Volume 1

Henry Norman, Henry Chalmers Roberts - 1903
...Portrait specially taken at the While House for THE WORLD'S WOKK !fi>/4-li;ft/ ly Uearv Herman S> Co.) " I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease,...the strenuous life, the life of toil and effort, of labour and strife ; to preach that highest form of success which comes, not to the man who desires...
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