The man in the arena.

It is not the critic who counts ,not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy course; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.”
— Theodore Roosevelt

Probably one of my longest quotes in my collection, and it was not until recently I fully attributed it to T.R., he first stated it in a speech at the Sorbonne on Saturday the 23rd of April 1910.

To my regular readers, all eleven (11) of you, would you like it if I gave just a smattering of background on the quotes. If so please leave a comment. It might not be everyday, but at least once a week on one of the qoutes.

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