Teddy Tweets

March 21, 2017

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“In the ordinary and low sense which we attach to the words ‘partisan’ and ‘politician,’ a judge of the Supreme Court should be neither.”

Letter to Henry Cabot Lodge
July 10, 1902

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March 14, 2017

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“The people who have come to this country from Ireland have contributed to the stock of our common citizenship qualities which are essential to the welfare of every great nation.”

Speech to the Society of Friendly Sons of St. Patrick
March 17, 1905

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March 7, 2017

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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.”

Theodore Roosevelt,
Speech in Washington, DC,
April 14, 1906

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February 28, 2017

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“The fundamental rule in our national life — the rule which underlies all others — is that, on the whole, and in the long run, we shall go up or down together.”

Theodore Roosevelt,
First Annual Message,
December 3, 1901

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February 20, 2017

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“Thanks to the teaching and the practice of the men whom we most revere as leaders, of the men like Washington and Lincoln, we have hitherto escaped the twin gulfs of despotism and mob rule, and we have never been in any danger from the worst forms of religious bitterness.”

– History as Literature,
1913

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February 14, 2017

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“The reform that counts is that which comes through steady, continuous growth. Violent emotionalism leads to exhaustion.”

Theodore Roosevelt
Remarks in Washington, DC
April 14, 1906

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February 7, 2017

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“In a republic, to be successful we must learn to combine intensity of conviction with a broad tolerance of difference of conviction.”

– History as Literature,
1913

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January 31, 2017

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“In life, as in a football game, the principle to follow is — Hit the line hard; don’t foul and don’t shirk, but hit the line hard!”

– The Strenuous Life,
1900

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January 24, 2017

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“Our country offers the most wonderful example of democratic government on a giant scale that the world has ever seen; and the peoples of the world are watching to see whether we succeed or fail.”

– Saratoga, New York
September 27, 1910

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January 17, 2017

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“Much has been given us, and much will rightfully be expected from us.”

– Theodore Roosevelt
Inaugural Address
March 4, 1905

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