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Roosevelt's "The Man in the Arena"

Roosevelt's "The Man in the Arena"

By Staff Writer

On April 23, 1910, Theodore Roosevelt gave what would become one of the most widely quoted speeches of his career. “The poorest way to face life is to face it with a sneer,” he said. I like it because people think they know, but they have no idea what we’re thinking from pitch to pitch. With our backs against the wall I wanted to say something that brought us together, a little band of brothers. Mental Floss has podcast with iHeartRadio called History Vs., and our first season is all about Theodore Roosevelt.