Teddy Tweets

February 20, 2018

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“The President is merely the most important among a large number of public servants. He should be supported or opposed exactly to the degree which is warranted by his good conduct or bad conduct, his efficiency or inefficiency in rendering loyal, able, and disinterested service to the Nation as a whole.”

Open letter in the Kansas City Star
May 7, 1918

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February 13, 2018

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“Facility of cheap transportation is an essential in our modern civilization.”

Speech in Memphis
October 4, 1907

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February 6, 2018

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“I do not think partisanship should ever obscure the truth.”

-Letter to Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, Sr.
September 14, 1881

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January 30, 2018

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“The eternal vigilance which is the price of liberty must be exercised, sometimes to guard against outside foes, although far more often to guard against our own selfish or thoughtless shortcomings.”

-Theodore Roosevelt
Fourth Annual Message to Congress
December 6, 1904

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January 23, 2018

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“Under our form of government, no man can accomplish anything by himself. He must work in combination with others.”

-Theodore Roosevelt
Century Magazine
January 1885

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January 16, 2018

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“All American citizens, whether born here or elsewhere, whether of one creed or another, stand on the same footing. We welcome every honest immigrant no matter from what country he comes.”

– Theodore Roosevelt,
Speech in the Dakota Terrority, 1886

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January 9, 2018

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“It is true, of course, that a genius may, on certain lines, do more than a brave and manly fellow who is not a genius … But, in the long run, in the great battle of life, no brilliancy of intellect, no perfection of bodily development, will count when weighed in the balance against that assemblage of virtues, active and passive, of moral qualities, which we group together under the name of character.”

      – Theodore Roosevelt
A Strenuous Life, 1900

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January 2, 2018

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January 2, 2018

“Keep your eyes on the stars, but remember to keep your feet on the ground.”

      – The Groton School, Groton, MA,
May 24, 1904

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December 19, 2017

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December 19, 2017

“I like the Russian people, but I abhor the Russian system of government and I cannot trust the word of those at the head.”

      – Letter to Sir George Otto Trevelyan,
May 13, 1905

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December 12, 2017

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December 12, 2017

“It is not what we have that will make us a great nation; it is the way in which we use it.”

      – Speech in Dakota Territory,
July 4, 1886

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