Twenty-Sixth President of the United States of America;
Champion of the strenuous life.
Then Lieutenant Colonel, US Army Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders
at the top of the hill, Battle of San Juan, during the Spanish-American War.
"The credit belongs to those who are actually
in the arena, who strive valiantly, who know the great enthusiams,
the great devotions, and spend themselves in a worthy cause; who, at
the best, know the triumph of high achievement and who, at the worst,
if they fail, fail while daring greatly so that their place shall never
be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."
Roosevelt to Mrs. William Brown Meloney
That every molly-coddle, professional pacifist, and man who is
'too proud to fight' when the nation's quarrel is just, should
be exiled to those out of the way parts... where the spirit of
manliness has not yet penetrated."