Quotation by Theodore Roosevelt

When great nations fear to expand, shrink from expansion, it is because their greatness is coming to an end. Are we, still in the prime of our lusty youth, still at the beginning of our glorious manhood, to sit down among the outworn people, to take our place with the weak and the craven? A thousand times no!
Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919), U.S. Republican (later Progressive) politician, president. speech, Sept. 1899, delivered in Akron, Ohio.

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