24 July 2008

Quotable


“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 not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, 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 he 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


Good man. A few weeks ago, for the 4th of July, Tim and I went out to spend a weekend on Long Island. We got to visit Sagamore Hill too, which was a treat. Sagamore Hill, otherwise known as Teddy's "Summer White House," was the home of Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the US. This was truly a patriotic experience! The quote I posted above especially speaks to me at this time in my life. What an incredible guy Teddy was!

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