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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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World Civilization: A Brief History

Robin W. Winks - 1993 - 575 pages
...American mood as well. In war alone, said Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), could individuals "acquire those virile qualities necessary to win in the stern strife of actual life." We must take these quotations with a sense of the parodox that is inherent in humankind. Bagehot's...
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American Culture: An Anthology of Civilization Texts

Anders Breidlid, Fredrik C. Brøgger, Oyvind T. Gulliksen, Torbjorn Sirevag - 1996 - 404 pages
...the American nation as a whole. Who among you would teach your boys that ease, that peace, is to be the first consideration in their eyes - to be the...fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort. A mere life of ease is not in the end a very satisfactory...
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The Rise of the Imperial Self: America's Culture Wars in Augustinian Perspective

Ronald William Dworkin - 1996 - 249 pages
...or from bitter toil, and who out of these wins the splendid ultimate triumph.25 Roosevelt continues, We do not admire the man of timid peace. We admire...qualities necessary to win in the stern strife of actual life.26 Roosevelt made these remarks in support of virtues such as helpfulness and good neighborliness,...
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Cooperative Service Through Consolidations, Mergers, and Contracts: Making ...

Jack W. Snook, Jeffrey D. Johnson - 1997 - 186 pages
...Consolidate Administration LXI 1 8 Agreement for Joint Services LXV List of Contacts LXIX Introduction "It is hard to fail. But it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we <]et nothing save by effort." -Theodore Roosevelt Over ten years ago, it became apparent...
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Writing Out of Place: Regionalism, Women, and American Literary Culture

Judith Fetterley, Marjorie Pryse - 2003 - 422 pages
..."we do not admire the man of timid peace" but rather "the man who embodies victorious effort," one "who has those virile qualities necessary to win in the stern strife of actual life" (13). Roosevelt's nation is not comprised of "weaklings" (18) like Sant Bowden, who was unable to enlist...
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The Wisdom of Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt - 2003 - 192 pages
...what I was trying to preach, instead of the heading I actually did use. Autobiography, 1913 Success It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. "The Strenuous Life," address before the Hamilton Club at Chicago, Illinois, April 10, 1899 There are...
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சுராவின் அகர வரிசையில் ஆங்கில தமிழ் பழமொழிகள்

D. V. ரங்கராஜன் - 2003 - 544 pages
...sr^ffufrffuufljsir fESUSU 3092. He who believes in nobody knows that he himself is not to be trusted. 3093. It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried. 3094. Home is not where you live but where they understand you. ..._ si&y GUi?Sa)ffu5>eu 3095. Taking...
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A Brief History of American Sports

Elliott J. Gorn, Warren Jay Goldstein - 2004 - 290 pages
..."you will teach your sons that though they may have leisure, it is not to be spent in idleness . . . We do not admire the man of timid peace. We admire...necessary to win in the stern strife of actual life." Here was the full flowering of bourgeois masculinity for a mature industrial nation : not the wild...
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Lend Me Your Ears: Great Speeches in History

William Safire - 2004 - 1157 pages
...neighbor, who is prompt to help a friend, but who has those virile qualities necessary to win in the stem strife of actual life. It is hard to 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...
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Business Wit & Wisdom

Richard Zera - 2005 - 316 pages
...means to burning metal; it strengthens, tempers, intensifies, but never destroys it. — Eliza Tabor It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. — Theodore Roosevelt People may fail many times, but they become failures only when they begin to...
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