“I want you to work and play, and when you play and when you work, to remember a rule that I heard given by a great football captain in one of the big football teams. He would say to his men, “Now I want you to play fair, and play hard both; don’t do anything that is foul to the other side; but do your work.” While you are playing football, why play just as hard as you can, and if you get hurt keep on playing; don’t flinch, go at it again. That is what will make you men and count in the end.”
Address of President Roosevelt to the School Children at Sioux Falls, S.D., April 6, 1903. Library of Congress Manuscript Division.