TR on Courage

August 18, 2021 pwm1

Courage is not having the strength to go on, it is going on when you don’t have the strength.

—Theodore Roosevelt (1904, by Pach Bros.; Public Domain

A small percentage have experienced the torment and tribulations which seemed to follow our 26thpresident around, from having his young wife and his mother die within hours of each other, to being shot before giving a speech in Milwaukee—and going on to make the speech despite having a bullet lodged in his chest. Considering his level of intimacy with the word ‘courage,’ this quote by TR holds special power.   

—Mike Hazell

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