Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Words I Want to Shout from the Rooftops

"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.

(The credit belongs to the man) 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, fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."

President Theodore Roosevelt, 1910

2 comments:

RitterB's said...

What a wonderful quote. This is what I have been trying to teach my dear daughter as she is pulled in them many different directions of "friends". This is my exact point... Be who you are and work hard at it... A fair weather friend has no merit in who or what you are to be! Thank you for the share...

Nancy J said...

Hey Natalie. I'm so glad you found my blog. I've added you to my friends list. I can't believe it has been 11 years. Now we can keep in touch. Hope all is going well for you and your family.