Theodore Roosevelt: An Autobiography

By Theodore Roosevelt

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By the 26th President of the United States, popularly known as T.R. or Teddy. He was also a widely respected historian, naturalist and explorer of the Amazon Basin; his 35 books include works on outdoor life, natural history, U.S. Western and political history, an autobiography and a host of other topics.

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April 28th 2006 by Dodo Press

(first published 1913)

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English

Quotes From "Theodore Roosevelt: An Autobiography"

"The worst of all fears is the fear of living"
"There has never yet been a person in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering."
"I had always felt that if there were a serious war I wished to be in a position to explain to my children why I did take part in it, and not why I did not take part in it."
"The majority in a democracy has no more right to tyrannize over a minority than, under a different system, the latter would to oppress the former"
"Books are all very well in their way, and we love them at Sagamore Hill; but children are better than books."
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."

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