Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Happy President's Day (a few days ago)

In honor of President's Day, here is a tribute to one of my top favorite U.S. Presidents, Mr. Theodore Roosevelt. If any man ever captured the "American Spirit," it was good ol' Teddy...

Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster. 

 The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly.

Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike. 

I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head.

If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month. 

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing. 

Here he is with John Muir in Yosemite. The famous outdoorsman meets the son of the wilderness. He's the president who began focusing on conservation and started national parks. I love love love.

No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life, in a great cause. 

Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted only to rhetoric. If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk; we must act big. 

A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education. 

Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far. 

It's kind of funny what you will find on Youtube... like this tribute.

T.R. on Liberty

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

holli i really think you should've included a picture of robin williams playing teddy roosevelt. you know, in night at the museum.