“It is not the critic who counts, not the person who points out how the
strong one stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them
better. The credit belongs to the one in the arena, whose face is
marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly…who knows
the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends self in a worthy
cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high
achievement, and who at the worst, if failing, at least fails while
daring greatly, so that their place shall never be with those cold and
timid souls who have never known neither victory nor defeat.” – Teddy
“Citizenship in a Republic,” Speech at the Sorbonne, Paris, April 23, 1910
Let us all dare greatly.
Thank you, Teddy. Despite the snow, Monday will be a good day.
Very inspiring quote, Deb. Thanks for sharing it!
Thanks Don. This one, coupled with where’s my cheese…..gets kind of powerful.