“It is not the critic who counts. …

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly … who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Cecile says:

    I love this & shared it on Facebook!! ; o )


    1. Great, Cecile! Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it. TR was such an interesting character.


  2. Trying is better than not, tho I never much care for scores.
    I suspect Hemingway shared similar sentiments with TR. But I think they both really cared about the final score.

    Love the mug.

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    1. I think it’s hard not to care a little 🙂

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  3. I’ve always loved that particular quote. TR was a real character, but he understood human nature well.


    1. He had his flaws, but his energy astounds me — and the love he had for his children. I like that a lot.


      1. Did you ever see the movie “The Wind and the Lion”? Based — probably loosely — on real events during TR’s presidency — Brian Keith really becomes TR.


      2. No, but I just looked at a few clips on youtube. now I have to watch the movie!

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  4. Absolutely and amen! 🙂 <2


  5. candidkay says:

    One of my favorite quotes!


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