Today’s Quote

“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 actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
― Theodore Roosevelt

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5 Responses to Today’s Quote

  1. Reblogged this on My Life on the Chicago # 36 Bus and commented:
    I am reblogging this from Stellasplace because I love it. Follow the connection to her page to see more. It is worth the trip.

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  2. litenmaus says:

    I’m sure that there are many such individuals who deserve recognition, but a personal favorite of just such a man personified is Eddie the Eagle, Edwards, in his Olympic quest to ski jump…

    He was a joke for the International Olympic Committee and the aftermath of his poor performance was that the Committee to changed future entrant rules so that no amateur would ever again be able to participate in the event. That said, the enthusiasm and joy that Eddie put in to giving his all for the sport was spectacularly uplifting.

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  3. czarowniczy says:

    “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon!” Saul Alinsky

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  4. Lucille says:

    A man of passion, Roosevelt most assuredly lived life to the full, though not without considerable sorrow and disappointment. His quote certainly applied to him.

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  5. John Denney says:

    I wish I could write like that.

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