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5.0 out of 5 starsTheodore Roosevelt: An Autobiography
Reviewed in Canada 🇨🇦 on August 31, 2020
He is one of the best Presidents in the US. He promoted progressive policies, many of which were passed in Congress. He won the Nobel Prize in 1906 for bringing peace to end Russian Japanese War. He was an orator and a couple of his sayings captured me:
On critics: "It is not the critic who counts. ... The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly ... who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat."
On corporations: "Our aim is not to do away with corporations; on the contrary, these big aggregations are an inevitable development of modern industrialism. ... We are not hostile to them; we are merely determined that they shall be so handled as to subserve the public good. We draw the line against misconduct, not against wealth."