Images of Excellence - Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt - The Great Adventure

ISBN: 978-1-5323-7075-5
By: Detjen, Robert


”It is important, I believe, to have a sound body and even more the need of a sound mind. But above mind and above body stands character. I believe in exercise for the body. I believe, of course, in giving to all the people an opportunity for a good education. But education is more than book learning. We must ever remember that no amount of education or keenness of intellect or cleverness will ever make up for a lack of character. Self-restraint, integrity, common sense, the willingness to take personal responsibility, courage and determination – these are the things that make a people great. Theodore Roosevelt – Quoted in Images of Excellence “It is impossible to win the great prizes of life without running risks, but life is a great adventure and the worst of all fears is the fear of living. Only those are fit to live who do not fear to die and none are fit to die who have shrunk from the joy of life and the duty of life. Both life and death are parts of the same adventure.” Theodore Roosevelt, quoted in Images of Excellence.