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Theodore Roosevelt
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Engrave this Quote I am delighted to have you play football. I believe in rough, manly sports. But I do not believe in them if they degenerate into the sole end of any one's existence. I don't want you to sacrifice standing well in your studies to any over-athleticism; and I need not tell you that character counts for a great deal more than either intellect or body in winning success in life. Athletic proficiency is a mighty good servant, and like so many other good servants, a mighty bad master.
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-Theodore Roosevelt, from a letter to his oldest son, October 4, 1903 Tell a Friend


 


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