Quote of the Week: Theodore Roosevelt and the Strenuous Life

” I thoroughly enjoyed Harvard and am sure it did me good, but only in the general effect, for there was very little in my actual studies which helped in later life.” [1]

[1] Theodore Roosevelt, Autobiography, 1924, p.22

“I wish to preach not the doctrine of ignoble ease but the doctrine of the strenuous life; the life of toil and effort, of labor and strife; to preach that highest form of success which comes not to the man who desires mere easy peace but to the man who does not shrink from danger, hardship, or from the bitter toil, and who from out of these wins the splendid ultimate triumph.” [2]

[2] Maurice Fulton, Roosevelts Writings, 1922, p.166

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