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Duty-First

“The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.” – Theodore Roosevelt Call it a midwestern bias, but to my mind the most important quality … Continue reading

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Proceed Prosperously and Reign

When in the depths of despair, When life is clearly unfair, Proceed prosperously and reign. If your vision grows dim, If your chances look slim, Proceed prosperously and reign.

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All for Each and Each for All

“All for each and each for all, but only on condition that each works with might and main to so maintain himself as not to be a burden to others.” – Theodore Roosevelt These high principles of which we are … Continue reading

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A Successful Life

“I want to see you game, boys, I want to see you brave and manly, and I also want to see you gentle and tender. Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars … Continue reading

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The Iron Qualities

“We need the iron qualities that go with true manhood. We need the positive virtues of resolution, of courage, of indomitable will, of power to do without shrinking the rough work that must always be done.” – Theodore Roosevelt One … Continue reading

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It’s not the critic who counts

“It behooves every man to remember that the work of the critic is of altogether secondary importance, and that, in the end, progress is accomplished by the man who does things.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt I realized a number of years … Continue reading

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