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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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Theories Worth Having: And Other Papers

Francis Edgar Stanley - 1919 - 212 pages
...deeds of blood and valor which above everything else bring national renown. By war alone can we acquire those virile qualities necessary to win in the stern strife of actual life." At another time he says: "We despise a nation as we despise a man who submits to insult. What is true...
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Roosevelt's Writings: Selections from the Writings of Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt - 1920 - 365 pages
...man who embodies victorious effort; the man who never wrongs his neighbor; who is prompt to help a 10 friend; but who has those virile qualities necessary...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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Landmarks of Liberty: The Growth of American Political Ideals as Recorded in ...

Robert Porter St. John, Raymond Lenox Noonan - 1920 - 267 pages
...victorious effort; the man who never wrongs his neighbor; who is prompt to help a friend ; but who has the virile qualities necessary to win in the stern strife...fail; but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort. As it is with the individual so it is with the nation....
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Roosevelt, the Happy Warrior

Bradley Gilman - 1921 - 376 pages
...neighbors; wfio is prompt to help a friend; but who has those virile qualities neces STUMPING sary to win in the stern strife of actual life. It is hard...; 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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Landmarks of Liberty: The Growth of American Political Ideals as Recorded in ...

Robert Porter St. John, Raymond Lenox Noonan - 1922 - 340 pages
...victorious effort; the man who never wrongs his neighbor; who is prompt to help a 'friend; but who has the virile qualities necessary to win in the stern strife...fail; but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort. As it is with the individual so it is with the nation....
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The Americanism of Theodore Roosevelt

1923
...Union restored, and the mighty American republic placed once more as a helmeted queen among nations. exploration, in historical research — work of the...fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In the last analysis a healthy state can exist only when the men and women who make it up lead clean,...
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The Story of Our Literature: An Interpretation of the American Spirit

John Louis Haney - 1923 - 399 pages
...victorious effort; the man who never wrongs his neighbor; who is prompt to help a friend; but who has the virile qualities necessary to win in the stern strife...fail; but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort. . . . I preach to you, then, my countrymen, that our country...
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The Ideals of Theodore Roosevelt

Edward Howe Cotton - 1923 - 329 pages
...victorious effort; the man who never wrongs his neighbor; who is prompt to help a friend, but who has also those virile qualities necessary to win in the stern strife of actual life. •• — THE STRENUOUS LIFE. CHAPTER XIV HIS FRIENDSHIPS Mr. Roosevelt was a person of vividly contrasted...
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New Essays on The Red Badge of Courage

Lee Clark Mitchell, Emory Elliot, Mitchell Lee Clark - 1986 - 150 pages
...in the blood of our fathers" and called on his own generation to follow their example by embodying "those virile qualities necessary to win in the stern strife of actual life." The Civil War, he argued, placed "the mighty American republic once more as a helmeted queen among...
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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations

Suzy Platt - 1992 - 520 pages
...and His Career, p. 72 (1904). Hubbard states that this was a favorite saying of Rockefeller's. 589 It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. THEODORE ROOSEVELT, governor of New York, speech before the Hamilton Club, Chicago, Illinois, April...
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