Theodore Roosevelt quote

Discussion in 'Coffee Table' started by TerriP, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. TerriP

    TerriP Active Member

    I heard this yesterday and been rolling it around a bit and you know what, I really like it. I don't know a whole lot about President Roosevelt, and I'm not sure exactly how this quote below applies to us Believers but, I don't know, I think it does. Kind of like Winston Churchill's "never ever ever ever give up" speech:

    “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, "Citizenship in a Republic" Speech at the Sorbonne, Paris, April 23, 1910
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