The Man in the Arena

And, since I have posted an image about a stadium, I figured a quote from Teddy Roosevelt would perhaps be appropriate.  This is oft quoted, and I found the quote at

Teddy Roosevelt – To the Man in the Arena

It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points how the strong man stumbled 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 knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at best, knows 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.
Theodore Roosevelt, 1910

Great biographies by Edmund Morris: The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt and Theodore Rex


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