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Archive for September 19, 2012

The Person Who Is Actually In The Arena

‘It is not the critic, not the man who points out how the strong individual stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the person 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, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spend themselves in a worthy cause, who at best knows the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst if they fail, at least fails while daring greatly so that their place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.’

Theodore Roosevelt
26th President of the United States

The Fool

‘The affairs of the world are no more than so much trickery and a man who toils for money or honor or whatever else in deference to the wishes of others rather than because his own desire or needs lead him to do so will always be a fool.’

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
German Writer, Artist, and Politician