Skip to comments.The American Flag Daily: The Strenuous Life
Posted on 07/15/2014 5:24:41 AM PDT by Master Zinja
"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in that grey twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat."
"If we stand idly by, if we seek merely swollen, slothful ease and ignoble peace, if we shrink from the hard contests where men must win at hazard of their lives and at the risk of all they hold dear, then the bolder and stronger peoples will pass us by, and will win for themselves the domination of the world."
-Theodore Roosevelt, in a speech in Chicago, April 1899 (Wikiquotes)