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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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American Boys' Life of Theodore Roosevelt

Edward Stratemeyer - 1904 - 311 pages
...wins the splendid ultimate triumph." Another paragraph is equally interesting and elevating : — " We do not admire the man of timid peace. We admire...; but it is worse never to have tried to succeed." And to this he adds : — "As it is with the individual so it is with the nation. It is a base untruth...
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Masterpieces of Eloquence: Famous Orations of Great World Leaders ..., Volume 25

Mayo Williamson Hazeltine - 1905 - 11114 pages
...nation. We do not admire the man of timid peace. We admire the man who embodies victorious efforts, the man who never wrongs his neighbor, who is prompt...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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Great Speeches and how to Make Them

Grenville Kleiser - 1911 - 391 pages
...10, 1899. From The Strenuous Life. Essays and Addresses by Theodore Roosevelt. The Century Co., 1900. in art, in exploration, in historical research —...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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William Scott Ament, Missionary of the American Board to China

Henry Dwight Porter - 1911 - 377 pages
...velvet bloom leading us down to the dales." — Anon. We admire the man who embodies victorious efforts, the man who never wrongs his neighbor, who is prompt...necessary to win in the stern strife of actual life. — TR xvin A MISSIONARY FURLOUGH ON the llth of February Dr. Ament had written, " My plans are indefinite,...
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Swords and Ploughshares: Or, The Supplanting of the System of War by the ...

Lucia True Ames Mead - 1912 - 249 pages
...which this nation must carry. We do not admire the man of timid peace. By war alone can we acquire those virile qualities necessary to win in the stern strife of actual life. * Upon the writer of newspaper headlines and editorials there is a greater moral responsibility than...
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Swords and Ploughshares: Or, The Supplanting of the System of War by the ...

Lucia True Ames Mead - 1912 - 249 pages
...which this nation must carry. We do not admire the man of timid peace. By war alone can we acquire those virile qualities necessary to win in the stern strife of actual life.1 Upon the writer of newspaper headlines and editorials there is a greater moral responsibility...
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The Golden Deed Book: A School Reader

Elias Hershey Sneath, George Hodges, Edward Lawrence Stevens - 1913 - 351 pages
...is to be the first consideration in their eyes — to be the ultimate goal after which they strive? You work yourselves, and you bring up your sons 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...
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Morning Exercises for All the Year: A Day Book for Teachers

Joseph Charles Sindelar - 1914 - 251 pages
...Matt. 20 : 26-27. Sing: "Flow Gently, Sweet Afton," from New Common-School Song Book. 27 PERSEVERANCE It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. — Theodore Roosevelt ROBERT BRUCE AND THE SPIDER IT WAS the perseverance of the spider that taught...
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Prize Orations of the Intercollegiate Peace Association

Stephen Francis Weston, Intercollegiate Peace Association - 1914 - 185 pages
...THEORY OF WAR Ex-President Roosevelt has made this astounding statement, " By war alone can we acquire those virile qualities necessary to win in the stern strife of actual life." These words, coming from the lips of a nation's idol, have fallen like a bomb shell in the camp of...
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Morning Exercises for All the Year: A Day Book for Teachers

Joseph Charles Sindelar - 1914 - 251 pages
...Matt. 20 -. 26-27. Sing: "Flow Gently, Sweet Afton," from Hanson's Gems of Song. 27 PERSEVERANCE It ie hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.—Theodore Roosevelt ROBERT BRUCE AND THE SPIDER IT WAS the perseverance of the spider that...
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