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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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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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William P. Clark Nomination: Hearings Before the Committee on ..., Volume 4

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources - 1984 - 643 pages
...will be not just equal to the challenge posed, but true to the credo of Theodore Roosevelt who said, "I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life." Clearly being Secretary of the Interior is no life of ease. The stewardship of America's environment...
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Great Big Book of Pencil Puzzles

Jacob Orleans - 1987 - 288 pages
...give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life. The price of wisdom is above rubies. History is bunk. The miserable have no other medicine, but only hope....
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The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1989 - 343 pages
...Exertion There's no taking trout with dry breeches. Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) Spanish author I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life. Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) American president Existence A man said to the universe: "Sir, I exist!"...
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Called from Within: Early Women Lawyers of Hawai?i

Mari J. Matsuda - 1992 - 344 pages
...in the quotation from Theodore Roosevelt that was engraved over the door of Roosevelt High School: "I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life." As Alana engaged in the "strenuous life," she often told her brother Livingston that he would never...
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The Cultivation of Hatred

Peter Gay - 1993 - 685 pages
...demands, in the United States, in Germany, and elsewhere. "I wish to preach," said Theodore Roosevelt, "not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine...the life of toil and effort, of labor and strife." In a book on the soul and body of the child, one French writer, Dr. Maurice de Fleury, warned that...
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The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1993 - 1092 pages
...Muscle Lond," book review, in Boston C/obe(27|an. 1991; repr. m Sex, An, and American Culture, 1992). 6 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. Speech, ID...
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God in the Stadium: Sports and Religion in America

Robert J. Higgs
...delivered before the Hamilton Club of Chicago on 10 April 1899. "I wish to preach," he told his audience, "not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine...to preach that highest form of success which comes ... to the man who does not shrink from danger, from hardship, or from bitter toil, and who out of...
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Facing Facts: Realism in American Thought and Culture, 1850-1920

David E. Shi - 1996 - 394 pages
...Theodore Roosevelt. In 1899, as governor of New York, he told the Hamilton Club in Chicago that he wished "to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but...the life of toil and effort, of labor and strife." He expressed a sovereign contempt for the "timid man, the lazy man, the man who distrusts his country,...
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Sage Advice

Lois Kerr - 1996 - 256 pages
...the lumberyard, work in the office and in the press. KAHLIL GIBRAN Spiritual Sayings of Kahlil Gibran I wish to preach not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life. THEODORE ROOSEVELT speech, 1899 I propose to tell you the secret of life as I have seen the game played,...
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