Teddy Tweets

June 20, 2017

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“The first duty of the government is relentlessly to put a stop to the violence and then to deal firmly and wisely with all the conditions that led up to the violence.”

– Letter to Victor A. Olander,
Illinois State Federation of Labor,
July 17, 1917

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June 13, 2017

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“The first requisite for the welfare of any community is justice.”

– Outlook,
February 25, 1911

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June 6, 2017

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“The business of a statesman is to try constantly to keep international relations better, to do away with causes of friction, and secure as nearly as ideal justice as actual conditions will permit.”

– Letter to Baron Kentaro Kaneko,
May 23, 1907

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May 30, 2017

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“It is a good thing for all Americans, and it is an especially good thing for young Americans, to remember the men who have given their lives in war and peace to the service of their fellow countrymen.”

– Preface to Hero Tales from American History,
1895

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May 23, 2017

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“We cannot sit huddled within our own borders and avow ourselves merely an assemblage of well-to-do hucksters who care nothing for what happens beyond. Such a policy would defeat even its own end.”

– Speech before the Hamilton Club, Chicago,
April 10, 1899

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May 16, 2017

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“I would rather go out of politics feeling that I had done what was right than stay in with the approval of all men, knowing in my heart that I had acted as I ought not to.”

– Speech in the New York Assembly,
March 2, 1883

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May 9, 2017

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“The soul of France, at this moment, seems purified of all dross; it burns like the clear flame of fire on a sacred tripod.”

Fear God and Take Your Own Part,
1916

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May 2, 2017

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“It is the doer of deeds who actually counts in the battle for life, and not the man who looks on and says how the fight ought to be fought, without himself sharing the stress and the danger.”

– Atlantic Monthly,
August, 1894

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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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