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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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College and the Future: Essays for the Undergraduate on Problems of ...

Richard Ashley Rice - 1915 - 374 pages
...your share, and more than your share, in making America great, because you neither preach nor practise such a doctrine. You work yourselves, and you bring...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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Tentative Course of Study for United States Indian Schools

United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs - 1915 - 291 pages
...Thoughts unexpressed may sometimes fall back dead ; But God Himself can't kill them when they're said. It Is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. — Theodore Roosevelt. Laugh and the world laughs with you; Weep and you weep alone; For this brave...
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God and War: An Exposition of the Principles Underlying Creative Peace

Daniel Roy Freeman - 1915 - 134 pages
...spinning battlefields from the soul as the spider spins web from her body, can human beings acquire "those virile qualities necessary to win in the stern strife of actual life." Therefore is war not particularly to be shunned. It is not harmful but helpful to mankind. By no other...
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The Craftsman: An Illustrated Monthly Magazine in the Interest of ..., Volume 5

1904
...non-remunerative work in science, in letters, in art, in exploration, in historical research—work of the type we most need in this country, the successful...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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New Wars for Old: Being a Statement of Radical Pacifism in Terms of Force ...

John Haynes Holmes - 1916 - 369 pages
...qualities " ; and, on the other hand, applauds war on the ground that " by war alone can (men) acquire those virile qualities necessary to win in the stern strife of actual life." m What, now, is to be said in answer to this plea on behalf of war? Can these considerations, which...
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Ecclesiastes: Or, The Confessions of an Adventurous Soul : a Practical ...

Minos Devine - 1916 - 237 pages
...we despise a man, who submits to insult (says ex-President Roosevelt).1 By war alone can we acquire those virile qualities necessary to win in the stern strife of actual life. The warlike nations inherit the earth." Do the warlike nations inherit the earth ? Mr. Roosevelt said...
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Wartime and Patriotic Selections for Recitation and Reading

Carleton B. Case - 1918 - 159 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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The North American Review, Volume 207

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - 1918
...to the world as his firm belief that: " By the right of secession and slavery alone can we acquire those virile qualities necessary to win in the stern strife of actual life," had he insistently declared that slavery and secession could be done away with " when the millennium...
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Speech-making

Richard Dennis Teall Hollister - 1918 - 386 pages
...follows : "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 bombshell in the camp of the...
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Peace and Patriotism: Selections from Poetry and Prose

Elva Sophronia Smith - 1919 - 318 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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