276 – “Probably the greatest harm done by vast wealth is the harm that we of moderate means do ourselves when we let the vices of envy and hatred enter deep into our own natures. But there is another harm; and it is evident that we should try to do away with that. The great corporations which we have grown to speak of rather loosely as trusts are the creatures of the State, and the State not only has the right to control them, but it is duty bound to control them wherever the need of such control is shown.”

–Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States of America

Quote Number:  928

Source: Roosevelt, Theodore. “Speech at Kennedy Plaza.” Speech, Providence, Rhode Island. August 23, 1902. in Presidential Addresses and State Papers. 1910, pg 103.

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