Thursday, 6 February 2014

Thoughtful Thursday ~ Daring 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 ... 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
  Excerpt from the speech "Citizenship In A Republic"
                                          delivered at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on 23 April, 1910


Amel said...

The first time I heard this quote was in one of Brene Brown's video clips. :-) I LOVE her video where she was talking to (if I remember correctly) a school of arts or something and it was really a good speech. :-)

Michelle said...

Same here, Amel :-)