Tuesday, December 25, 2012

THEODORE ROOSEVELT - The True Christian

The true Christian is the true citizen, lofty of purpose, resolute in endeavor, ready for a hero’s deed, but never looking down on his task because it is cast in the day of small things; scornful of baseness, awake to his own duties as well as his rights, following the higher law with reverence, and in this world doing all that is in his power lies, so that when death comes he may feel that mankind is in some degree better because he lived.

Every thinking man, when he thinks, realizes that the teachings of the Bible are so interwoven and entwined with our whole civic and social life that it would be literally impossible for 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 toward which we, with more or less resolution, strive to raise ourselves

From a statement by Theodore Roosevelt, twenty sixth president of The United States (1901 – 1909 ) The youngest man to hold the office.

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