What it Means to Dare Greatly …

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 -*-

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