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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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The Presidents & First Ladies Crossword

2006 - 160 pages
...America did not invent human rights. . . . Human rights invented America. — Jimmy Carter NUMBER 4 It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. — Theodore Roosevelt "One has to be a bit of a lowbrow, a bit of a murderer, to be a politician,...
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Thomas Dixon Jr. and the Birth of Modern America

Michele K. Gillespie, Randal L. Hall - 2009 - 240 pages
...Teddy Roosevelt's call for a "strenuous life" for American men and the nation; America needed men with "those virile qualities necessary to win in the stern strife of actual life." 31 In an effort to attract men to Christianity, Social Gospelers such as Walter Rauschenbusch depicted...
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The Athlete's Way: Sweat and the Biology of Bliss

Christopher Bergland - 2007 - 353 pages
...timid peace. We admire the man who embodies victorious effort; the man who never wrongs his neighbors; who is prompt to help a friend; but who has those...fail; but it is worse never to have tried to succeed In this life we get nothing save by effort. I love this quote for its humanism, high aspirations, and...
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Lord, What's Next?

Edwin Silie - 2007 - 188 pages
...back onto our own." Augustine Edwin Markham "Not failure, but low aim, is crime." James Russell Lowell "It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed." Theodore Roosevelt "For I would rather be a servant in the House of the Lord than to sit in the seats...
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Eyes on Ice & No Blind Mice: Visions of Science from the Science of Vision

Saad Shaikh M. D. - 2007 - 309 pages
...against adversity. - Seneca A jp^ctaclc or \/is\on Jjow jVfuopia f3linaed ana ^)avea the (resident It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. - Theodore Roosevelt, The Strenuous Life Theodore Roosevelt's life was one of constant activity, energy,...
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Follow Your Dreams Journal

Peter Pauper Press - 2007 - 192 pages
...to make it true. You may have to work for it, however. RICHARD BACH Fortune favors the brave. VIRGIL It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. THEODORE ROOSEVELT Il I! The more you can dream, the more you can do. MICHAEL KORDA The only way to...
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A Phrase for Any Occasion

Florence Powers - 2007 - 72 pages
...Determination is a call to the human spirit. You cannot plow a field by turning it over in your mind. It is hard to fail but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. When you devote yourself to achieving your goals, you will not be bothered by shallow criticism. When...
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The North American Review, Volume 207

1918
...blood, of 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." (The Strenuous Life.) To-day, in spite of the incredible sufferings of the war-worn, overtaxed world,...
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