Theodore Roosevelt Quote

If an American is to amount to anything he must rely upon himself, and not upon the State; he must take pride in his own work, instead of sitting idle to envy the luck of others. He must face life with resolute courage, win victory if he can, and accept defeat if he must, without seeking to place on his fellow man a responsibility which is not theirs.


The Works of Theodore Roosevelt: American ideals. Administration-Civil service (ed. 1897)

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If an American is to amount to anything he must rely upon himself, and not upon the State; he must take pride in his own work, instead of sitting...

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If an American is to amount to anything he must rely upon himself, and not upon the State; he must take pride in his own work, instead of sitting...

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If an American is to amount to anything he must rely upon himself, and not upon the State; he must take pride in his own work, instead of sitting...

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If an American is to amount to anything he must rely upon himself, and not upon the State; he must take pride in his own work, instead of sitting...