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" There is a homely old adage which runs: "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far." If the American nation will speak softly, and yet build, and keep at a pitch of the highest training, a thoroughly efficient navy, the Monroe Doctrine will... "
Masterpieces of Eloquence: Famous Orations of Great World Leaders from Early ... - Page 10896
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The Great Tax Wars: Lincoln--Teddy Roosevelt--Wilson How the Income Tax ...

Steven R. Weisman - 2004 - 432 pages
...during his testy dealings with Platt that he told a friend: "I have always been fond of the West African proverb: 'Speak softly and carry a big stick, you will go far.'" Platt had a different idea of how far Roosevelt should go. He wanted to send his quarrelsome governor...
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I Rose Like a Rocket: The Political Education of Theodore Roosevelt

Paul Grondahl - 2004 - 448 pages
...L. Sprague, an ally in the fights of his Assembly days: "I have always been fond of the West African proverb: 'Speak softly and carry a big stick, you will go far.'" 24 Roosevelt's confidence had morphed into a cocky arrogance. He had "won out in a very ugly fight"...
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The Pocket Book of Patriotism

Jonathan Foreman - 2005 - 96 pages
...Conrad's Heart of Darkness 1901 Death of Queen Victoria "I have always been fond of the West African proverb: Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far." 1901 Birth of Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong 1901 Booker T. Washington writes Up From Slavery, dines at...
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The Quote Verifier: Who Said What, Where, and When

Ralph Keyes - 2007 - 416 pages
...big stick." In a speech at the 1901 Minneapolis State Fair, Theodore Roosevelt told his listeners, "A good many of you are probably acquainted with the...softly and carry a big stick — you will go far.' " During a subsequent speech in Chicago, Roosevelt called this saying "a homely old adage. In a 1900...
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The Oxford Dictionary of American Political Slang

Grant Barrett - 2006 - 302 pages
...bigstickism. 1900 T. Roosevelt Let. (Jan. 26) (1951) 1141 in OED: l have always been fond of the West African proverb: "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far." 1915 Reno Evening Gazette (Nev.) (July 26) 1: There is a phrase about speaking softly but carrying...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - 2006 - 1067 pages
...Speech to Hamilton Club, Chicago, 111., 10 Apr. 1899 7 I have always been fond of the West African h. 6 (1872) 40 "When / use a word," Humpty Dumpty Letter to Henry L. Sprague, 26 Jan. 1900 8 Death is always and under all circumstances a tragedy, for...
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A Time of Paradox: America Since 1890

Glen Jeansonne, David Luhrssen - 2006 - 539 pages
...and sobering. It was to be an Era of Awakening. Theodore Roosevelt was fond of citing a west African proverb, "Speak softly and carry a big stick, you will go far." In reality, the proverb described TR's policies in reverse. He bellowed yet rarely inflicted force....
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Rhode Island Notebook

Gabriel Gudding - 2007 - 436 pages
...Visibility one mile windshield fluid low, A dash light tells me. Jetta stuck in median after slipping there "If a man continually blusters, if he lacks civility, a big stick will not save him from trouble; neither will speaking softly avail if back of the softness there does not lie strength, power."TR re...
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Time of Paradox: America from Awakening to Hiroshima, 1890-1945

Glen Jeansonne, David Luhrssen - 2007 - 269 pages
...and sobering. It was to be an Era of Awakening. Theodore Roosevelt was fond of citing a west African proverb, "Speak softly and carry a big stick, you will go far." In reality, the proverb described TR's policies in reverse. He bellowed yet rarely inflicted force....
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The Communist Revolution: An Outline of Strategy and Tactics

Harold Henry Fisher - 1955 - 89 pages
...been described as "containment"; it is an application of Theodore Roosevelt's favorite West African proverb: "Speak softly and carry a big stick ; you will go far" ; it is the foundation of the Truman Doctrine pledging aid to peoples exposed to direct or indirect...
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