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Jacob A. Riis (1849–1914). Theodore Roosevelt, the Citizen. 1904.

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  “That fellow,” said he, “ought to have been knocked in the head. I would rather take my chances with a blackmailing policeman than with such as he.”
  That was what Theodore Roosevelt got out of his years at Harvard. And I think, upon the whole, that he could have got nothing better, for himself, for us, or for the college.