Man in the Arena from Theodore Roosevelt

Man in the Arena from Theodore Roosevelt

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 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 and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worth cause: who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least he failed while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew victory nor defeat’

Theodore Roosevelt

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