- Scott Joplin wrote a rag called "The Strenuous Life".
- Sarah Vowell's collection of essays entitled The Partly Cloudy Patriot includes one entitled "The Strenuous Life." Vowell compares her life to Roosevelt's, especially her lack of strenuousness, and refers to the speech directly.
- Kathleen Dalton's biography of Roosevelt is entitled Theodore Roosevelt: A Strenuous Life.
- A character in Lyonel Feininger's 1906 comic page for the Chicago Tribune, The Kin-der-Kids was named "Strenuous Teddy."
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