The Nobel Peace Prize 1906 Acceptance Speech. President Teddy Roosevelt is one of only three American Presidents to win the Nobel Peace Prize. (Jimmy Carter and Woodrow Wilson are the others.) He was awarded this based on his role in helping to negotiate the end of the Russo-Japan War in 1905.
This is a copy of the speech that Herbert H.D. Peirce, American Envoy, gave on behalf of the President in accepting the award.
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I will not vainly attempt, by any words of mine, to add to the lustre of the name of Theodore Roosevelt. His acts proclaim him, and you, Gentlemen of the Norwegian Storting, by this award of the Nobel Peace Prize, a foundation conceived in God-like love of mankind, have blazoned to the world your recognition of his wise use of his great office in the best interests of humanity.
I quote President Roosevelt's words in a telegram from him, recently received by me, when I say that he regards the award of this prize as one of the greatest honors which any man, in any position, throughout the world, can receive.
Speaking for my countrymen, I may say that this award will deeply appeal to the hearts of our people and knit closer those bonds of sympathy which unite us in the brotherhood of nations.