The Forgotten Half of the Quote

"Speak Softly..." -Theodore Roosevelt Roughrider Police Commissioner Naval Secretary Outdoorsman President 3rd Degree Brown Belt There is, of course, more to the above quote from our 26th President, who in the same breath advised us to also “carry a big stick.” I don’t leave out that second part because I don’t think it’s important. On the contrary-- in matters of potential conflict, it is the “big stick” that gives us the opportunity to speak softly and still be listened to. I just like to focus on the “speak softly” part because it seems to have been completely forgotten by a lot of people these days who imagine themselves to be tough guys. Teddy Roosevelt was the real deal. A lot o

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