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The Man in the Arena

It has been a while since I posted on my blog. What can I say, life has been happening :-))

I want to share another favorite of mine. This is Theodore Roosevelt's speech "Citizenship in a Republic" or "The Man in the Arena"

Here it goes:

"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 up 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..."

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