Teddy Tweets

April 10, 2019

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“We should discourage driving property out of the State by unwise taxation, or levying a tax which is in effect largely a tax upon honesty.”

Annual Message to Legislature,
January 2, 1899

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April 2, 2019

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“Prosperity can never be created by law alone, although it is easy enough to destroy it by mischievous laws.”

First annual message, Washington DC,
December 3, 1901

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March 26, 2019

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“Incessant falsehood inevitably produces in the public mind a certain disbelief in good men and a considerable disbelief in the charges against bad men.”

Speech in Milwaukee,
September 7, 1910

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March 19, 2019

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“No republic can permanently exist when it becomes a republic of classes, where the man feels not the interest of the whole people, but the interest of the particular class to which he belongs.”

Speech in Washington, DC,
November 22, 1904

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March 12, 2019

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“The object of government is the welfare of the people.”

Speech in Chicago,
April 10, 1899

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March 5, 2019

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“We shall be guilty of criminal folly if we fail to insist on the complete and thoroughgoing unification of our people.”

The Great Adventure,

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February 26, 2019

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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.”

Speech in Chicago,
April 10, 1899

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February 19, 2019

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“Washington and Lincoln set the standard of conduct for the public servants of this people.”

Letter to Sir George Otto Trevelyan,
November 6, 1908

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February 12, 2019

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“Neither in national nor in private affairs is it ordinarily advisable to make a bluff which cannot be put through.”


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February 5, 2019

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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.”

Sorbonne Address,
April 23, 1910

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