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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1424
AUTHOR: Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919)
QUOTATION: The most practical kind of politics is the politics of decency.
ATTRIBUTION: Vice President THEODORE ROOSEVELT, remarks to Harvard and Yale undergraduates invited to Sagamore Hill, Oyster Bay, Long Island, June 1901.—Hermann Hagedorn, The Roosevelt Family of Sagamore Hill, p. 112 (1954).
SUBJECTS: Politics