A Great Theodore Roosevelt Quote

“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.”

Theodore Roosevelt Excerpt from the speech “Citizenship In A Republic” delivered at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on April 23, 1910

Full script of the speech can be found here http://www.theodore-roosevelt.com/trsorbonnespeech.html

1961 Corvette

When my wife and I were young and lived in the San Fernando Valley, we lived in three apartments before moving to Orange County and buying our first house.

Our second apartment was a 2-story unit in downtown Van Nuys. One of our neighbors had a beautiful white ’61 Corvette just like the photo below.

I used to love hearing him slowly drive by our unit to reach the street. What a great sound it made.

Once he hit the street, it was pretty much what you hear in the video below, as he stomped it and accelerated down the street.