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The strenuous life

Theodore Roosevelt

The strenuous life

essays and addresses.

by Theodore Roosevelt

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Published by Scholarly Press in St. Clair Shores, Mich .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementNew York, Century, 1902.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE660 .R884 1970
The Physical Object
Pagination332 p.
Number of Pages332
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5699577M
ISBN 100403003113
LC Control Number70115263

They did ill for the national honor, and we won in spite of their sinister opposition. The woman must be the housewife, the helpmeet of the homemaker, the wise and fearless mother of many healthy children. America must become involved in global affairs, or else it will suffer as a nation. The timid man, the lazy man, the man who distrusts his country, the over-civilized man, who has lost the great fighting, masterful virtues, the ignorant man, and the man of dull mind, whose soul is incapable of feeling the mighty lift that thrills "stern men with empires in their brains"-all these, of course, shrink from seeing the nation undertake its new duties; shrink from seeing us build a navy and an army adequate to our needs; shrink from seeing us do our share of the world's work, by bringing order out of chaos in the great, fair tropic islands from which the valor of our soldiers and sailors has driven the Spanish flag. The only way to avoid the growth of these evils is, so far as may be, to help in the creation of conditions which will permit mutual understanding and fellow-feeling between the members of different classes. To get the very best work out of them, they should all be composed of trained and seasoned men; and in any event they should not be sent against a formidable adversary unless each crew has for a nucleus a large body of such men filling all the important positions.

Of course he was free; Murray had recently been appointed assistant secretary of the Department of Commerce and Labor. More than being mentally prepared, Garfield and Pinchot actually trained to keep up with the president. Now, apply all this to our public men of to-day. Peace is a great good; and doubly harmful, therefore, is the attitude of those who advocate it in terms that would make it synonymous with selfish and cowardly shrinking from warring against the existence of evil. He may have to try something entirely new.

We are bidden not merely to be harmless as doves, but also as wise as serpents. About "party organizations" and "serious political organizations": If they are to be successful they must necessarily be democratic, in the sense that each man is treated strictly on his merits as a man. Now and then one can stand uncompromisingly for a naked principle and force people up to it. He is simply more foolish.


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The strenuous life book

Not a device of any kind was improvised during or immediately before the war which was of any practical service. Be just to those who built up the navy, and, for the sake of the future of the country, keep in mind those who opposed its building up.

Yet without sympathy, without fellow-feeling, no permanent good can be accomplished. Out of this biography emerges a new picture of the Progressive Era, of state-building and reform won in partnership between TR and activists such as Jane Addams and Frances Kellor.

He may be able to wrest success along the lines on which he originally started. If he can once get to a proper understanding of things, he will have a far more hearty contempt for the boy who has begun a course of feeble dissipation, or who is untruthful, or mean, or dishonest, or cruel, than this boy and his fellows can possibly, in return, feel for him.

The Strenuous Life Book Essay

Let us, the children of the men who proved themselves equal to the mighty days, let us, the children of the men who carried the great Civil War to a triumphant conclusion, praise the God of our fathers that the ignoble counsels of peace were rejected; that the suffering and loss, the blackness of sorrow and despair, were unflinchingly faced, and the years of strife endured; for in the end the slave was freed, the Union restored, and the mighty American republic placed once more as a helmeted queen among nations.

Our proper conduct towards the tropic islands we have wrested from Spain is merely the form of which our duty has taken at the moment. The army and the navy are the sword and the shield which this nation must carry if she is to do her duty among the nations of the earth—if she is not to stand merely as the China of the western hemisphere.

They have no cause to feel proud of the valor of our sea-captains, of the renown of our flag. Give up exercise, Theodore Roosevelt was told by a doctor while attending Harvard, or you might die of a heart attack!

All that we can determine for ourselves is whether we shall meet them well or ill. But, of course, every one knows that a soldier must be more than merely honorable before he is fit to do credit to the country; and just the same thing is true of a statesman. In other words, every expansion of a great civilized power means a victory for law, order, and righteousness.

Congress most wisely made a series of appropriations to build up a new navy, and under a succession of able and patriotic Secretaries, of both political parties, the navy was gradually built up, until its material became equal to its splendid personnel, with the result that in the summer of it leaped to its proper place as one of the most brilliant and formidable fighting navies in the entire world.

We have driven Spanish tyranny from the islands. Roosevelt was also known for his excellent speeches and rhetoric. He slowly fashioned himself into a man of the people, a defender of the poor and downtrodden, and a prophet of political ideas advanced for his day.

The woman must be the housewife, the helpmeet of the homemaker, the wise and fearless mother of many healthy children. Now, apply all this to our public men of to-day.

Such a policy would defeat even its own end; for as the nations grow to have ever wider and wider interests, and are brought into closer and closer contact, if we are to hold our own in the struggle for naval and commercial supremacy, we must build up our power without our own borders.

It is very much easier to carry out the former part of the order than the latter; while, on the other hand, it is of much more importance for the good of mankind that our goodness should be accompanied by wisdom than that we should merely be harmless.

Into the slop they went. But let us also keep ever in mind that all of this would not have availed if it had not been for the wisdom of the men who during the preceding fifteen years had built up the navy. This should be especially true of every politician.

Give up exercise, Theodore Roosevelt was told by Though, at the age of fourteen, he finally decided to change his life for good. All we can decide is whether we shall meet them in a way that will redound to the national credit, of whether we shall make of our dealings with these new problems a dark and shameful page in our history.

All honor must be paid to the architects of our material prosperity, to the great captains of industry who have built our factories and our railroads, to the strong men who toil for wealth with brain or hand; for great is the debt of the nation to these and their kind.

Review of “Theodore Roosevelt: A Strenuous Life” by Kathleen Dalton

Her death four years later left Roosevelt a grieving widower and father at twenty-six, and he went west to make himself a cowboy and western writer, before he could recommit himself to a new life and a new love in the East. The twentieth century looms before us big with the fate of many nations. Scanned image at theodore-roosevelt.

When once we have put down armed resistance, when once our rule is acknowledged, then an even more difficult task will begin, for then we must see to it that the islands are administered with absolute honesty and with good judgment.

They did ill for the national honor, and we won in spite of their sinister opposition.Aug 20,  · Yes, the "Bull Moose," as he'd come to be known, resided squarely in the midst of this upheaval. Filled with amazing anecdotes, a who's who of American political and sports figures from the early 20th century, and Rooseveltian gusto and humor, this book is the play-by-play and color commentary on Roosevelt's "Strenuous Life.".

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