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" We do not admire the man of timid peace. We admire the man who embodies victorious effort; the man who never wrongs his neighbor, who is prompt to help a friend, but who has those virile qualities necessary to win in the stern strife of actual life. "
The Technical World Magazine - Page 81
1904
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God and War: An Exposition of the Principles Underlying Creative Peace

Daniel Roy Freeman - 1915 - 134 pages
...spinning battlefields from the soul as the spider spins web from her body, can human beings acquire "those virile qualities necessary to win in the stern strife of actual life." Therefore is war not particularly to be shunned. It is not harmful but helpful to mankind. By no other...
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New Wars for Old: Being a Statement of Radical Pacifism in Terms of Force ...

John Haynes Holmes - 1916 - 369 pages
...qualities " ; and, on the other hand, applauds war on the ground that " by war alone can (men) acquire those virile qualities necessary to win in the stern strife of actual life." m What, now, is to be said in answer to this plea on behalf of war? Can these considerations, which...
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Ecclesiastes: Or, The Confessions of an Adventurous Soul : a Practical ...

Minos Devine - 1916 - 237 pages
...we despise a man, who submits to insult (says ex-President Roosevelt).1 By war alone can we acquire those virile qualities necessary to win in the stern strife of actual life. The warlike nations inherit the earth." Do the warlike nations inherit the earth ? Mr. Roosevelt said...
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The North American Review, Volume 207

1918
...to the world as his firm belief that: " By the right of secession and slavery alone can we acquire those virile qualities necessary to win in the stern strife of actual life," had he insistently declared that slavery and secession could be done away with " when the millennium...
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Speech-making

Richard Dennis Teall Hollister - 1918 - 386 pages
...follows : "Ex-President Roosevelt has made this astounding statement : 'By war alone can we acquire those virile qualities, necessary to win in the stern strife of actual life.' These words, coming from the lips of a nation's idol have fallen like a bombshell in the camp of the...
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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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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...succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort. As it is with the individual so it is with the nation. It is a base untruth to say that happy is the...
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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...succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort. As it is with the individual so it is with the nation. It is a base untruth to say that happy is the...
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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...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...succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort. . . . I preach to you, then, my countrymen, that our country calls not for the life of ease, but for...
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