If we are to be a really great people, we must strive in good faith to play a great part in the world. We cannot avoid meeting great issues. All that we can determine for ourselves is whether we shall meet them well or ill.
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Source Notes: Source: THEODORE ROOSEVELT, governor of New York, speech before the Hamilton Club, Chicago, Illinois, April 10, 1899.The Strenuous Life , chapter 1, p. 322 .
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