Quotation by Theodore Roosevelt

One of our defects as a nation is a tendency to use what have been called "weasel words." When a weasel sucks eggs the meat is sucked out of the egg. If you use a "weasel word" after another there is nothing left of the other.
Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919), U.S. Republican (later Progressive) politician, president. speech, May 31, 1916, St. Louis, Missouri. Works, vol. 24 (1926).

Referring to Woodrow Wilson's proposal for "universal voluntary military training."
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