Sunday, August 22, 2010

LESSON FROM 'THE MAN IN THE ARENA'

"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actuallly in the arena, whose face is marred by dust & sweat & blood, who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again & again, because there is no effort without error & shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds, who knows great enthusiasm, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, & who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold & timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."

~ US President Theodore Roosevelt at the Sorbonne, Paris, 1910;

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