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President Theodore Roosevelt left his mark on each aspect of yankee lifestyles, together with, particularly colorfully, its language. the following, in one quantity, usually are not in simple terms his most sensible "Teddyisms"―"hyphenated America," "muckraker," "the sq. deal," "the lunatic fringe," "good to the final drop," and plenty of others―and misplaced phrases, but additionally the easiest of Roosevelt's so much memorable quotations, which serve to light up each quarter of our tradition: americans; boxing; citizenship; conservation; braveness; loss of life; democracy; extremists; relations values; soccer; govt; heroism; historical past; looking; management; liberty; patriotism; strength; faith; conflict and peace; successful; women's rights; and masses extra.
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Ny country reasonable, Syracuse, September 7 , 1903 T H E BULLY PULPIT THE SUUARE DEAl [co? zti~zued] U'hen I say i'm for the sq. deal I suggest now not purely that 1stand for reasonable play less than the current ideas of the sport, yet that I stand for having these ideas replaced with a purpose to paintings for a extra giant equality of chance and of gift for both stable carrier. -Osawatomie, Kansas, A~igust31, 1910 A sq. deal for each guy! T h a t is the single secure motto for the us. -Letter, July I 7 , I nine I 7 luck Success-the genuine success-does now not depend on the placement you carry, yet upon the way you hold your self in that place. -University of Cambridge, England, could 26, 1910 not anything on this planet is worthy having or worthy doing until it skill attempt, ache, difficulty.. . i have not in my existence envied a person who led a simple lifestyles; i've got envied a superb many of us who led tricky lives and led them good. -Des Moines, Iowa, November four, 1910 T H E BULLY P U L P I T SUNESS [continued] i haven't gained something with out not easy exertions and the workout of my top judgment and cautious making plans and dealing lengthy upfront. Ibid. TAXES Absolute equality, absolute justice in concerns of taxation will most likely by no means be discovered. -Message to long island Legislature, January three, 1900 the genuine GHRSlTA ll T h e precise Christian is the real citizen, lofty of objective, resolute in recreation, prepared for a hero's deeds, yet by no means having a look down on his activity since it is forged within the day of small issues; scornful of baseness, conscious to his personal tasks in addition to to his rights, following the better legislations with reverence, and during this global doing all that during him lies, in order that while dying comes THEODORE ROOSEVELT he could suppose that mankind is in some extent greater simply because he has lived. -Speech to younger Men's Christian organization of latest York urban, March I 901 fact IN LABELINI; T h e natural nutrients legislation is basically a labeling legislation, and "misbranding" is to take advantage of a fake or misleading label-that is, one misleading to the common shopper. -The White condo, March sixteen, 1907 A grievance by means of Thomas E. Wilso? z,Chicago meatpackel-and founding father of Wilson and corporate, drew this reaction when it comes to a letterfiom TR toJames Wilson (no relation), Semetapy of Agriculture: hlr. ViTilson's. . . criticism is of being required to depart off the observe "Bologna" from sausages, at the floor that it's not made in Bologna. i believe in this he's correct. Bologna sausages should not mostly understood to be made in Bologna from now on than Castile cleaning soap is known to be made in Spain. it'd be nonsense to refuse to permit somebody to take advantage of the time period "Castile" until the cleaning soap was once made in Spain. So it's going to appear to me to be nonsense to refuse to permit humans to exploit the note T H E BULLY PULPIT fact IN lABEllNG [continued] "Bologna" prior to "sausage" if, in general, it's the related sausage as humans name Bologna sausage. N o t one in 1000 people understands the place Bologna is-and i actually am no longer that one. -Oyster Bay, long island, September 1 2 , 1906 In a Letter to the secretary of agriculture, during which TR stored his pledge to proceed utilizing Simplified Spelling, he sought to clarzfj the labeling of whiskies: it seems that or extra whiskies are often mixt jointly and the aggregate bought as a combined whisky.