The men and women who shaped our world—in their own words.
The Wisdom Library invites you on a journey through the lives and works of the world’s greatest thinkers and leaders. Compiled by scholars, each book presents excerpts from the most important and revealing writings of the most remarkable minds of all time.
The Wisdom Of Theodore Roosevelt
“Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive.”
Politician. Statesman. Conservationist. Historian. Lawman. Soldier. Writer. Husband. Father. These are some of the hats Theodore Roosevelt wore during the course of an extraordinary public life. Though most famous for his two terms as President of the United States, Roosevelt was one of the true renaissance men of our time, and his writings, both published (he authored more than thirty-five books) and private (he kept up a network of correspondences that produced well over 150,000 letters) provide remarkable insight to the depth of his thinking, and his utter commitment to making his country the best it could be. Edmund Morris’s bestselling biography has brought attention to this complex and often controversial figure who, many believe, created the 20th-century presidency. Now, The Wisdom of Theodore Roosevelt presents a carefully culled selection of his words and ideas on a range of subjects, providing a fascinating portrait of Roosevelt’s personality and beliefs as they evolved over time. Here is an essential volume for students, historians, Americans, and all those who agree that “The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.”