“Work Hard at Work Worth Doing”

We went to see "The Bridge to Tarabithia" this afternoon (2/25/07), which I thought was a sad, but good, movie aimed at older children, but with enough plot and enough characters to care about, to be of interest to adults too.

I heard a quote in the movie that I liked and I don’t remember having heard before.  It’s source was given as Teddy Roosevelt, who is not one of my favorite presidents, because of his efforts to increase the size and power of government.  But he wasn’t all bad, and he sometimes spoke well:

 

Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.

 

Theodore Roosevelt, Speech in New York, September 7, 1903 [26th president of US (1858 – 1919)]

 

Source of quote, and information about quote: http://www.quotationspage.com/quote/2056.html

 

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