There are some great men and women who drop by our home for a visit, knock on the door and, while not perfect men or women, do some perfect things which help us all. Teddy Roosevelt, I believe, was such a man -- a rough rider, a bull moose who had a violence in temperament to be sure but also possessed a softness of soul.
He spoke the following words I thought to share because they are so poetically beautiful and profound in context. They encapsulate a part of who he was:
Excerpt from the speech "Citizenship In A Republic" delivered at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on 23 April, 1910