Friday, November 27, 2009

"Its not the Critic who Counts," by Teddy Roosevelt in Paris

I love this quote and have for years. Its about those people who stand back and criticize. But are too chicken to actually try things themselves. I call them"arm chair quarterbacks." This is dedicated to our football team tonight, Whether they win or lose, at least they dared and tried. At least they put their selves in harms way and gave it their all. Im so proud of everyone of you boys! You inspire me with your determination, your grit and your ability to keep going even when you are exhausted, injured and the chips are down. I love each and every one of you!
Hugs from Miss Dixie
"“It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, 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; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause;
Who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst,
at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”

President Theodore Roosevelt
Speech at the Sorbonne
April 23, 1910
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1 comment:

Scarlett Lillian said...

Awesome quote! Did you get my text message yesterday on your phone? I forget if you do texts or not. :-)