If we lose the virile, manly qualities, and sink into a nation of mere hucksters, putting gain over national honor, and subordinating everything to mere ease of life, then we shall indeed reach a condition worse than that of the ancient civilizations in the years of their decay.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) US President (1901-1909)
Review of Brooks Adams’ The Law of Civilization and Decay in The Forum (Jan 1897)
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