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Theodore Roosevelt


Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), the 26th President of the United States, was a soldier, author and Nobel Prize Winner (1906).

"I reverently invoke for my guidance the direction and favor of Almighty God." - "March 4, 1901, Inaugural Address.  Benjamin Weiss, "God in American History:  A Documentation of America's Religious Heritage" (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1966), pp. 166.  Willard Cantelon, "Money Master of the World" (Plainfield, NJ: Logos International, 1976), p. 121."

"The true Christian is the true citizen, lofty of purpose, resolute in endeavor, ready for a hero's deeds, but never looking sown on his task because it is cast in the day of small things; scornful of baseness, awake to his own duties as well as to his rights, following the higher law with reverence, and in this world doing all that in his power lies, so that when death comes he may feel that mankind is in some degree better because he lived." - Tryon Edwards, D.D., "The New Dictionary of Thoughts - A Cyclopedia of Quotations" (Garden City, NY: Hanover House, 1852, The Standard Book Company, 1963), p. 92.

"A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education."  - Alfred Armand Montapert, "Distilled Wisdom" (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall Inc., 1965), p. 36.  Bob Cutshall, "More Light for the Day" (Minneapolis, MN: Northwestern Products, Inc., 1991), 2.17.

"No people on earth have more cause to be thankful than ours, and this is said reverently, in no spirit of boastfulness in our own strength, but with the gratitude to the Giver of good who has blessed us." - March 4, 1905, in his Second Inaugural Address.  "Proclaim Liberty" (Dallas, TX: Word of Faith), p. 2.

"After a week on perplexing problems... it does so rest my soul to come into the house of The Lord and to sing and mean it, 'Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty' ... (my) great joy and glory that, in occupying an exalted position in the nation, I am enabled, to preach the practical moralities of The Bible to my fellow-countrymen and to hold up Christ as the hope and Savior of the world." - Ferdinand C. Iglehart, "Theodore Roosevelt - The Man As I Knew Him" (A. L. Burt, 1919).  "Our Christian Heritage," Letter from Plymouth Rock (Marlborough, NH: The Plymouth Rock Foundation), p. 6.

"Progress has brought us both unbounded opportunities and unbridled difficulties.  Thus, the measure of our civilization will not be that we have done much, but what we have done with that much.  I believe that the next half century will determine if we will advance the cause of Christian civilization or revert to the horrors of brutal paganism.  The thought of modern industry in the hands of Christian charity is a dream worth dreaming.  The thought of industry in the hands of paganism is a nightmare beyond imagining.  The choice between the two is upon us."  - 1909, as quoted by George Grant, "The Quick and the Dead" (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 1981), p. 134.  John Eidsmoe, "Columbus & Cortez, Conquerors for Christ" (Green Forest, AR: New Leaf Press, 1992), pp. 296-297.

"Every thinking man, when he thinks, realizes that the teachings of the Bible are so interwoven and entwined with our while civic and social life that it would be literally impossible of us to figure ourselves what that life would be if these standards were removed.  We would lose almost all the standards by which we now judge both public and private morals; all the standards towards which we, with more or less resolution, strive to raise ourselves."  - Charles E. Jones, "The Books You Read" (Harrisburg, PA: Executive Books, 1985), p. 117.