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“Four From Teddy” - Theodore Roosevelt -- Rough Rider, Conservationist, Republican/Bull Moose Progressive statesman -- is one of the most beloved figures in American history. In this compilation, you will gain insight into this great man through 50 of his “most quotable” quotes, 3 Speeches and 1 Article. BONUS: Includes the story of “How Roosevelt Saved the Game of Football”.

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  1. 1. Four from Teddy3 Speeches and 1 Article by Theodore Roosevelt Plus over 50 “Quotable TR Quotes” Special Bonus: How TR Saved Football Four From Teddy copyright © in its current format by 2011. All rights Reserved. This book, whole or in part, may not be copied or reproduced in its current format by any means, electronic, mechanical or otherwise without the written permission of This book is presented as is, without any warranties (implied or otherwise) as to the accuracy of the production, text or translation. The publisher does not take responsibility for any typesetting, formatting, translation or other errors which may have occurred during the production of this book .
  2. 2. Four from Teddy INDEX Publisher’s Preface 3 Quotable Quotes 5 Character and Success 10 The Strenuous Life 14 Citizenship in a Republic 23 “The Man in the Arena” The Leader and The Cause 40 “It Takes More Than That to Kill a Bull Moose” October 15, 1912 Detroit Free Press 48 BONUS: TR Saves Football 502 Four from Teddy
  3. 3. Publisher’s PrefaceTheodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States, is a beloved figure inAmerican history and is perhaps the most quoted of all the presidents (along with hisfellow honorees on Mount Rushmore: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson andAbraham Lincoln).You might be familiar with his famous: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the 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 nor defeat.”That quote is the inspiration for this compilation. What was the context for that quote?When was it delivered? Why? It was part of a speech delivered in Paris on April 23, 1910:Citizenship in a Republic. And, as a fan of TR, you will enjoy reading the entire text of thatspeech.Along with Citizenship in a Republic, you will find herein a copy of The Leader and theCause speech (also known as the It Takes More Than That to Kill a Bull Moose speech).On October 14, 1912, before Roosevelt was set to make a speech in Milwaukee, Wisconsin,he was shot in an assassination attempt by John Schrank. Undeterred, TR started hisaddress with: 3 Four from Teddy
  4. 4. “Friends, I shall ask you to be as quiet as possible. I dont know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot; but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose. But fortunately I had my manuscript, so you see I was going to make a long speech, and there is a bullet—there is where the bullet went through—and it probably saved me from it going into my heart. The bullet is in me now, so that I cannot make a very long speech, but I will try my best.” Also included are an article that Roosevelt wrote for the March 31 edition of The Outlooktitled: Character and Success and The Strenuous Life, a commentary from a speech givenin April 1899 in Chicago. I hope you find all of these words from one of the greatcharacters in history inspirational and motivational as well as insightful and applicable toyour business and personal life. R. Scott Frothingham A Resource for Entrepreneurs, Managers and Sales Professionals. NOTE: For a quick bio of TR, check out the official US government version at For a more in depth look, there are several excellent books available including Edmund Morris’s trilogy Colonel Roosevelt, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, Theodore Rex, David McCullough’s Mornings on Horseback and, of course, his own An Autobiography by Theodore Roosevelt. Fastforward Your Success with the 5 eBook collection: “>>Success Classics”, “>>Strategy Classics” and the 5 eBook collection: “>>Marketing Classics” from the FFI Store at 4 Four from Teddy
  5. 5. Quotable Quotes from TRBefore we get to the long-form speeches and article, let’s take a look at some of the great“sound bite” quotes attributed to this “larger-than-life” figure from the past.If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, youwouldnt sit for a month.I am only an average man but, by George, I work harder at it than the average man.It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has auniversity education, he may steal the whole railroad.In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next bestthing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.Believe you can and youre halfway there.Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.I am a part of everything that I have read. Get the full “Four from Teddy” (including how he saved American Football) at: 5 Four from Teddy
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