The Man In The Arena

Today we celebrate our great countries independence and I thought it was appropriate to post my favorite quote, The Man in the Arena, from one of my favorite leaders, President Teddy Roosevelt.  Teddy encompassed the great qualities of will, perseverance, honor and conviction that this country was built on.  We are lucky to have leaders like Teddy and others that have brought the United States to what it is today, the freest country in the world.  Happy Fourth of July!

“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 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, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”