Letters, Oct. 5, 1942

Teddy in Reverse


Everything in TIME was worth reading Sept. 7—a splendid number. Only one little criticism: In your Knox write-up you say: "Like Teddy Roosevelt, he believes in strong talk and the Big Stick."

I think you will find that Teddy said: "Speak softly but carry a Big Stick," which is almost the reverse; but your version is still much better than to speak boastfully and carry no stick at all.

JOHN SLAVENS Phoenix, Ariz.

Teddy Roosevelt's strong talk was likewise the reverse.—ED.



Have just been reading in my April 13 TIME letters...

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