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" The men with the muck-rakes are often indispensable to the well-being of society; but only if they know when to stop raking the muck, and to look upward to the celestial crown above them, to the crown of worthy endeavor. "
The Americanism of Theodore Roosevelt - Page 176
1923
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The Senator and the Sharecropper's Son: Exoneration of the Brownsville Soldiers

John Downing Weaver - 1997 - 271 pages
...Capitol Hill office building in the spring of 1906. The assailants were "muckrakers," men and women who are often "indispensable to the well-being of society;...crown above them, to the crown of worthy endeavor.'" When Governor Bob La Follette came to the Senate after "restoring representative government in Wisconsin,"...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1997 - 625 pages
...barons Lord Beaverbrook and Lord Rothermere, whose newspapers he called "engines of propaganda." 4 The men with the muck-rakes are often indispensable...but only if they know when to stop raking the muck. Pride 1 He that toucheth pitch shall be defiled therewith; and he that hath fellowship with a proud...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 pages
...square deal afterwards. More than that no man is entitled to, and less than that no man shall have. 9610 not wood, you are not stones, but men; And, being...It will inflame you, it will make you mad. 10293 9591 Nine- tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time. 9612 I am only an average man, but. by...
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Words that Make a Difference and how to Use Them in a Masterly Way

Robert Greenman - 2000 - 445 pages
...corruption in business and politics — originated with Theodore Roosevelt. In a 1906 speech, he said, "The men with the muckrakes are often indispensable...but only if they know when to stop raking the muck." The source of Roosevelt's muckrakers appears to be a character in John Bunyan's 1684 allegorical novel,...
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The Era of Modernization Through the 1930s

Kathy Sammis - 2000 - 118 pages
...agreement with the Colombian rulers than you could nail currant jelly to a wall. Men with the muck-rake are often indispensable to the well-being of society,...but only if they know when to stop raking the muck. C Speak softly and carry a Dig stick. You will go far. I'm feeling like a bull moose. The Vice Presidency...
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Do I Stand Alone?: Going to the Mat Against Political Pawns and Media Jackals

Jesse Ventura, Julie Mooney - 2001 - 352 pages
...is make up our minds. Our Irresponsible Media ffhe men with the muck-rake are often indis/ pensable to the well-being of society, but only if they know when to stop raking the muck. — Theodore Roosevelt When I was mayor of Brooklyn Park back in the early 1990s, I was a speaker for...
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The World Book Dictionary, Volume 1

2003 - 2430 pages
...business, government bureaus, or prominent individuals. —n. a rake for scraping and piling muck or dung: The men with the muckrakes are often indispensable to the well-being of society (Theodore Roosevelt). muck raker (muk'rÔ'ksr), n. a person, especially a journalist, who muckrakes....
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The Wisdom of Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt - 2003 - 192 pages
...be done away with through one spasm of virtue. Speech at the City Club, New York City, May 9, 1899 The men with the muck-rakes are often indispensable...crown above them, to the crown of worthy endeavor. "The Man with the Muck-rake," address at the laying of the cornerstone of the office building of the...
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Ends and Odds: Eight New Dramatic Pieces

Peter H. Gibbon, Samuel Beckett - 1976 - 128 pages
...you, from the President downwards, may date his downfall from that moment. —Charles Dickens, 1842 The men with the muck-rakes are often indispensable...stop raking the muck, and to look upward to . .. the crown of worthy endeavor. —Theodore Roosevelt, 1906 You're not anybody in America unless you're on...
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My Fellow Americans: The Most Important Speeches of America's Presidents ...

2003 - 337 pages
...circles.) Roosevelt was ambivalent about the crusaders: they "are often indispensable to the well being of society; but only if they know when to stop raking...crown above them, to the crown of worthy endeavor." That tension long has bedeviled movements of left and right — creating workable reform necessarily...
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