Theodore RooseveltTheodore Roosevelt, (1858-1919) 26th US President

Theodore Roosevelt Quote

“The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.”

Theodore RooseveltTheodore Roosevelt
~ Theodore Roosevelt

letter 01/10/1917

Ratings and Comments

Joe, Rochester, MI

He was correct. The third phrase may be stated as "security-first instead of freedom-first".

Kevin L J., Avondale, AZ

He was dead on target, with this being an election year, 2008, just look at all that's been said about "free health care", etc. in politicains speeches, yet the borders are unsecure, and gambling debt is sky high among other things.

Jeremy L. O., Houston, TX. USA

I wonder if any of our politicains, especialy our current Commander in Chief (2010), ever crack open a book and brush up on their political history. This would be a good place to start. At least that's the way I see it.


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