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Devildog
05-11-2003, 07:45 PM
This was part of a speech given by President Rosevelt at the Sorbonne in Paris, 1910. I read it often for inspiration. I think it applies to all aspects in life, including building the best body you can.

"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 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 up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who at best, knows in the end, the triumph of high achievment, 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 knew neither victory nor defeat."

WillBrink
05-11-2003, 11:50 PM
Originally posted by Devildog
This was part of a speech given by President Rosevelt at the Sorbonne in Paris, 1910. I read it often for inspiration. I think it applies to all aspects in life, including building the best body you can.

"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 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 up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who at best, knows in the end, the triumph of high achievment, 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 knew neither victory nor defeat."

I have always used this part of that quote:

"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious
triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take
rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor
suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that
knows not victory nor defeat."
~Theodore Roosevelt

WillBrink
05-22-2003, 01:48 PM
Originally posted by Devildog
This was part of a speech given by President Rosevelt at the Sorbonne in Paris, 1910. I read it often for inspiration. I think it applies to all aspects in life, including building the best body you can.

"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 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 up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who at best, knows in the end, the triumph of high achievment, 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 knew neither victory nor defeat."


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