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TR quote

Let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out. ~Theodore Roosevelt

I love this quote.  And it's not just because TR is one of my heroes.  Actually, TR is one of my heroes because he lived by this mantra, and I agree with it wholeheartedly.

I've been watching Ken Burns's documentary on the Roosevelts: Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor.  It's fascinating.  FDR is portrayed as a bit of a dick, which may be entirely accurate, but I cannot say for certain.  I haven't read nearly as much about FDR as I have about Theodore, though I will say that the stuff about TR falls in line with everything else I've read or watched about him.

TR was a regular firestorm.  I pride myself on how productive I manage to be on a day-to-day basis, but really, what I do is nothing compared to what Theodore Roosevelt did every day of his life.