Teddy Tweets

April 25, 2017

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“A ton of oratory is not worth an ounce of hard-headed, kindly common sense.”

-Speech at Labor Day Picnic, Chicago,
September 3, 1900

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April 18, 2017

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“The least desirable of all taxes is the tax which bears heavily upon the honest as compared with the dishonest man.”

-Speech before National Editorial Association,
June 10, 1907

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April 11, 2017

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“We fight for our own rights. We fight for the rights of mankind… The free people who govern themselves are lined up against the governments which deny freedom to their people.”

– Speech at Stock Yards Pavilion, Chicago,
April 28, 1917

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April 4, 2017

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“A man must have in him a strong and earnest sense of duty and the desire to accomplish good for the commonwealth, without regard to the effect upon himself.”

– Harvard Graduates’ Magazine,
October 1892

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March 28, 2017

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“A strong and wise people will study its own failures no less than its triumphs, for there is wisdom to be learned from the study of both.”

Sixth Annual Message in Washington,
December 3, 1906

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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.”

-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.”

-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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