April 23, 2010 at 2:46 pm #98583
“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, and 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 the 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 know neither victory nor defeat.” TR
Roosevelt’s call to action is as inspiring today as it was a century ago. And, with the understanding that the term “man” refers to women as
well, we write on this anniversary to suggest that his spirit of robust
citizenship should be continually renewed….
A great piece. Highly recommended.
April 23, 2010 at 10:37 pm #98585
Darrel W. ColeParticipant
Great post Patrick. I am a huge fan of Theodore Roosevelt having read many books about him. Just finished most recent on “Wildernss Warrior”. Excellent read. His idea on leadership is not mere words like so many give, but actions to the extreme. He lived his words and often took action before he talked. So glad you shared this.
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