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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on children, citizenship, community, force, interest, nations, potential, suffering, welfare, and elightenment

Each child represents either a potential addition to the protective capacity and enlightened citizenship of the nation or, if allowed to suffer from neglect, a potential addition to the destructive forces of a community. . . . The interests of the nation are involved in the welfare of this array of children no less than in our great material affairs.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on america, civilization, community, conflict, conquest, day, debt, humanity, idleness, impatience, interest, judgment, mankind, morality, nations, needs, rudeness, rules, sentimentality, stability, success, war, and world

Theodore Roosevelt, impatient with the excesses of "purely sentimental historians," authored his own stirring vindication of America's relations with the Indians: Looked at from the standpoint of the ultimate result, there was little real difference to the Indian whether the land was taken by treaty or by war. . . . No treaty could be satisfactory to the whites, no treaty served the needs of humanity and civilization, unless it gave the land to the Americans as unreservedly as any successful war. Whether the whites won the land by treaty, by armed conflict, or, as was actually the case, by a mixture of both, mattered comparatively little so long as the land was won. It was all-important that it should be won, for the benefit of civilization and in the interests of mankind. It is, indeed, a warped, perverse, and silly morality which would forbid a course of conquest that has turned whole continents into the seats of mighty and flourishing civilized nations. . . . It is as idle to apply to savages the rules of international morality which obtain between stable and cultured communities, as it would be to judge the fifth-century English conquest of Britain by the standards of to-day. The most ultimately righteous of all wars is a war with savages, though it is apt to be also the most terrible and inhuman. The rude, fierce settler who drives the savage from the land lays all civilized mankind under a debt to him. . . . It is of incalculable importance that America, Australia, and Siberia should pass out of the hands of their red, black, and yellow aboriginal owners, and become the heritage of the dominant world races.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Source: The Winning of the West: Book IV, 1896

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A Quote by Susan Brownell Anthony on brothers, daughters, fatherhood, husbands, men, motherhood, nations, rebellion, sex, sister, sons, wives, and women

. . . this oligarchy of sex, which makes fathers, brothers, husbands and sons, the oligarchs over the mother and sisters, the wife and daughters of every household - which ordains all men sovereigns, all women subjects, carries dissension, discord, and rebellion into every house of the nation.

Susan B. Anthony (1820 - 1906)

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A Quote by Stephen Decatur on country and nations

Our country! In her intercourse with foreign nations may she always be in the right; but our country, right or wrong.

Stephen Decatur (1779 - 1820)

Source: Toast given at Norfolk, April, 1816.

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A Quote by Shapley R. Hunter on difficulty, nations, and responsibility

Personal responsibility is a difficult thing to ask for in a nation which has attempted to find a societal "root cause" for all things.

Shapley R. Hunter

Source: 1992 via CompuServe

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on language, losing, and nations

I am always sorry when any language is lost, because languages are the pedigrees of nations.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on death, nations, and pleasure

His death eclipsed the gayety of nations, and impoverished the public stock of harmless pleasure.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Life of Edmund Smith (alluding to the death of Garrick).

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A Quote by Samuel Eliot Morison on america, brevity, freedom, military, nations, and power

But sea power has never led to despotism. The nations that have enjoyed sea power even for a brief period-Athens, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, England, the United States-are those that have preserved freedom for themselves and have given it to others. Of the despotism to which unrestrained military power leads we have plenty of examples from Alexander to Mao.

Samuel Eliot Morison (1887 - 1976)

Source: The Oxford History of the American People, 1965, ch. 3

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on conscience, nations, and vacation

Why should not conscience have vacation As well as other courts o' th' nation?

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part ii. Canto ii. Line 317.

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A Quote by Rush H. Limbaugh III on country, nations, people, problems, rules, society, solution, survival, and traditions

The solution to the nation's problems, depends on the true American achievers. It's people like you, playing by the rules and celebrating and continuing to remind people of the traditions and institutions that made this country great, who can re-create a society that is great once more. It's only by doing the right thing that this country is going to fix itself and survive.

Rush Limbaugh (1951 -)

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