Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Trying is What Matters

"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 and comes short again and again;

because there is not effort without error and shortcomings;

but who does actually strive to do the deed;

who knows the great enthusiasm,

the great devotion,

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 he fails while daring greatly.

So that his place shall never be

with those cold and timid souls

who know neither victory nor defeat."

-Theodore Roosevelt


Holly said...

a truly splendid offering today Barb - thank you...i AM ALL senses of the word!

candi said...

Beautiful and inspiring post, Barb.

Marcia said...

Welcome home, Barb.

Sandra said...

Love this post Barb, very inspiring, and a beautiful picture!

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