The Life And Meaning Of Theodore Roosevelt (volume 4)

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byEugene Thwing

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVIII HUMAN AND DEMOCRATIC, ABOUNDING IN FELLOWSHIP "This Government stands for manhood first and for business only as an adjunct of manhood," was one of the keynotes of Roosevelt's American policy. Another was this: "There is just one safe motto for Americans to act upon--that is the motto of all men up; not some men down." The first interest in Roosevelt's great, full-blooded heart was man. The first aim in all his work and study was to get close to man and help him. The rich man and the poor man, the powerful and the ignorant, the white and the black interested him, and he measured their work by their conduct, not by their station. "His interest in, knowledge of, and sympathy with all forms and manifestations of human life, either past or of the present time," wrote Lawrence F. Abbott to The Outlook from Rome, "is so comprehensive and genuine that naturally men and things somehow or other seem to gravitate toward him and group themselves around them." In Egypt, among the ancient monuments and striking attractions which occupy the average tourist, the thing that most absorbed Mr. Roosevelt was the human life of Egypt to-day, and its relation to past and future civilization. Always he was anxious to rub against real men stripped of all external dignities and conventionalities. It was the one trait in particular which, in Egypt, caused "the most hospitable and cordial friendship and sincere respect to be showered upon Mr. Roosevelt by everybody, from the Khedive down to the humblest cab driver," and in his own land gave him so intimate a place in the understanding and the love of all the people. The most thoroughly human qualities were conspicuous in Roosevelt at every point of contact. His acts and his words were all spontaneous and natural. The ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVIII HUMAN AND DEMOCRATIC, ABOUNDING IN FELLOWSHIP "This Government stands for manhood first and for business only as...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217941818

ISBN - 13:9780217941815

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