Theodore Roosevelt Quote

If a man does not have an ideal and try to live up to it, then he becomes a mean, base, and sordid creature, no matter how successful.


Letter to his son, Kermit, quoted in Theodore Roosevelt by Joseph Bucklin Bishop, 1915

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If a man does not have an ideal and try to live up to it, then he becomes a mean, base, and sordid creature, no matter how successful.

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If a man does not have an ideal and try to live up to it, then he becomes a mean, base, and sordid creature, no matter how successful.

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If a man does not have an ideal and try to live up to it, then he becomes a mean, base, and sordid creature, no matter how successful.

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If a man does not have an ideal and try to live up to it, then he becomes a mean, base, and sordid creature, no matter how successful.