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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1508
AUTHOR: Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919)
QUOTATION: Yes, Haven, most of us enjoy preaching, and I’ve got such a bully pulpit!
ATTRIBUTION: President THEODORE ROOSEVELT, reply to George Haven Putnam, who had accused him of a tendency to preaching, sometime during his first presidential term.—George Haven Putnam, introductory essay, The Works of Theodore Roosevelt, national ed., vol. 9, p. x (1926).
SUBJECTS: Presidency