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

14 Quotes To Make You Think

  1. “Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes but, when we look back everything is different.” – C.S. Lewis
  2. “What terrifies religious extremists like the Taliban are not American tanks or bombs or bullets, it’s a girl with a book.” – Malala Yousafzai
  3. “Of all sad words of mouth or pen, the saddest are these: it might have been.” – John Greenleaf Whittier
  4. “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” – Albert Einstein
  5. “Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75.” – Benjamin Franklin
  6. “A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.” – Admiral Grace Hopper
  7. “Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.” – Arthur C. Clarke
  8. “If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  9. “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  10. “Yesterday I was clever and tried to change the world. Today I am wise and try to change myself.” – Rumi
  11. “Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  12. “I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.” – Virginia Woolf
  13. “Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.” – Marie Curie
  14. “Give a man a mask, and he will show you his true face.” – Oscar Wilde