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" The timid man, the lazy man the man who distrusts his country, the overcivilized man, who has lost the great fighting, masterful virtues, the ignorant man, and the man of dull mind, whose soul is incapable of feeling the mighty lift that thrills "stern... "
Theodore Roosevelt, Twenty-sixth President of the United States: A Typical ... - Page 148
by Charles Eugene Banks, Le Roy Armstrong - 1901 - 413 pages
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The Leader and the Crowd: Democracy in American Public Discourse, 1880-1941

Daria Frezza - 2007 - 352 pages
...American race and the Anglo-Saxon, emphasized virility over the decadence of a too-refined civilization: "The timid man, the lazy man, the man who distrusts...mind whose soul is incapable of feeling the mighty life that thrills 'stern men with empires in their brains' — all these, of course, shrink from seeing...
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Brutes in Suits: Male Sensibility in America, 1890–1920

John Pettegrew - 2007 - 409 pages
...the auditorium shook." As he warned that "weakness is the greatest of crimes," and as he championed the "mighty lift that thrills 'stern men with empires in their brains,'" American hypermasculinity became one with national expansion and war.58 Before winning the New York...
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Iconography of the New Empire: Race and Gender Images and the American ...

Servando D. Halili - 2006 - 219 pages
...as a timid and lazy man "who distrusts his country" (9). He further labeled the anti-imperialist as the over-civilized man, who has lost the great fighting,...that thrills "stern men with empires in their brains" .... These are the men who fear the strenuous life, who fear the only national life which is really...
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The Chinese Students' Monthly, Volume 8

1912
...endeavor. A nation with such citizens is bound to be strong and prosperous, while on the other hand, the timid man, the lazy man, the man who distrusts...empires in their brains" — all these, of course, are undesirable citizens, because they shrink from seeing the nation undertake its numerous duties...
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