The Human Condition

Speak Softly And Carry A Big Stick

Sensible point-counterpoint conversations have left the building

Instead of talking about the issue, everyone wants to take a swing at you — Image by Gerd Altmann on Pixabay

President Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Rider, not the Great Depression Franklin Roosevelt, was once asked for his thoughts on handling foreign diplomacy. His answer was:

“Speak softly and carry a big stick.”



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P.G. Barnett

P.G. Barnett


A published author enjoying married Texas bliss. Dog person living with cats. A writer of Henry James' stories. Featured In MuckRack. Top Writer In Fiction.