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Anyone familiar with this blog knows that I am a fan of quotes. There is plenty to learn from those who came before us.
In saying that, perhaps one of my favorite quotes is cited in the Renzo Gracie video below. I typically include a quote at the bottom of each blog entry, but this quote deserves its own post.
Roosevelt’s words are still as powerful as ever.
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 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 up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for 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 he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat. – Theodore Roosevelt8 comments