Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Theodore Roosevelt Quote : The Fight Belongs to The Fighter

Here is quote from Theodore Roosevelt that I believe is very relevant for todays obsession with celebrity, and a culture that promises the easy life for those that live to buy lotto tickets and free stuff. Fight in the trenches is left to others that don't know better.

America was built in the shoulders of those that took a chance to advance themselves with hard work and without the fear of failure. Pride in a job well done is the brass ring for success.

“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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