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If we lose the virile, manly qualities, and sink into a nation of mere hucksters, putting gain over national honor, and subordinating everything to mere ease of life, then we shall indeed reach a condition worse than that of the ancient civilizations in the years of their decay.Roosevelt, Theodore
Source: THEODORE ROOSEVELT, The Law of Civilization and Decay, American Ideals , chapter 15, pp. 25960 . This review of The Law of Civilization and Decay by Brooks Adams appeared in The Forum, January 1897. · This quote is about uncategorised · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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