portrait of Theodore Roosevelt
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Quotes of the Day for 27 October 2001 – Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt was born at New York City on this day in 1858. As governor or New York he battled the trusts and fought corruption - the political bosses hated him and convinced him to run for Vice President as a way to shuffle him out of the picture. This strategy had a weakness that was demonstrated when President McKinley was assassinated six months into his term.

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The quotes:

Black care rarely sits behind a rider whose pace is fast enough.

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.

There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering.

No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expedience.
     - All today's qoutes are from Theodore Roosevelt, 1858 - 1919

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