R is for Roosevelt: Another quote Teddy-style


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Theodore Roosevelt, our 26th President of the United States, had a personal understanding that a life well-lived could not escape without its share of failure and sorrow.  In this famous Roosevelt quote, he shares his view of  “The Man in the Arena.”

Let us all have the courage to dare greatly.

“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, in his speech “Citizenship in a Republic” delivered at the Sorbonne in Paris, France on April 23, 1910

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