Thursday, 16 August 2012

Quote of the week

 
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

6 comments:

  1. He had some flaws by modern standards by he is still one of the best presidents America produced.

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  2. Courage is needed though and we are not all the same in this live, fighting, fleeing or being paralyzed when difficulties cross our path.
    Happy day!
    Jacoba

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  3. Wonderful quote. And I like the flowers!

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  4. I missed seeing who wrote this until the very end … and it made it all the more meaningful coming from someone who reached the top but not without struggle or error. Roosevelt seems to be speaking from the heart for all of us who try and fail, and try again. :)

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  5. A wonderful quote Marja, we can all but do our best to be the best we can be.. Just like the flowers... Sue

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  6. Bouganvillea, lots of them in Singapore. Sorry had not been visiting, went away for 5 weeks.

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