• Isaac Rudolph

Be Brave and Manly... But...


At Fort in the Woods, we put this quote all over the place all over our different platforms: from the home page of our website to the about section of our YouTube channel. This is a very important quote that we strive to live by, so today we’re going to break it down and discuss what it's all about.


First, we need to establish the context of the quote. It comes from a commencement speech that Theodore Roosevelt gave at an all-boys college. The first thing he says is this:

“I want to see you game boys,
I want to see you brave and manly and
I also want to see you gentle and tender”