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Teddy Roosevelt on How the Blind Cult of Success Unfits Us for Democracy and Liberty
Teddy Roosevelt on How the Blind Cult of Success Unfits Us for Democracy and Liberty

“In a republic, to be successful we must learn to combine intensity of conviction with a broad tolerance of difference of conviction.”

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Theodore Roosevelt on the Cowardice of Cynicism and the Courage to Create Rather Than Tear Down
Theodore Roosevelt on the Cowardice of Cynicism and the Courage to Create Rather Than Tear Down

“The poorest way to face life is to face it with a sneer. There are many men who feel a kind of twister pride in cynicism; there are many who confine themselves to criticism of the way others do what they themselves dare not even attempt.”

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