We are face to face with our destiny and we must meet it with a high and resolute courage. For us is the life of action, of strenuous performance of duty; let us live in the harness, striving mightily; let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) US President (1901-1909)
“The Duties of a Great Nation,” Speech, New York City (5 Oct 1898)
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