Sunday, February 13, 2005

Theodore Roosevelt on critics

Postscript to 2004 election and the inaugural address: "It is not the critic who counts, not that man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doers of deeds could have done them 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 cause; 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 nor defeat."

1 Comments:

Blogger Garry Wilmore said...

This is one of my all-time favorite quotes, and I bet President Bush likes it as well.

7:36 AM  

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