In the Arena

Posted: January 25, 2019 in Uncategorized

Just watched the remarkable series The Roosevelts. If there is a quote from Teddy that says what needs to be said on most days:

“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.”


  1. David L. wallace says:

    These words from Theodore Roosevelt were framed in a time when women were much more restricted than they are now in their ability to speak out and lead. Right now, these words fit well for Nancy Pelosi, who is willing to go toe to toe in facing the bully with grace and persistence.

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