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Quote of the Day

Filed By Ed Team | September 23, 2006 1:52 PM | comments

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Tags: inspirational, politics, Teddy Roosevelt

"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 the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, 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." -- Teddy Roosevelt: "Citizenship in a Republic," Speech at the Sorbonne, Paris, April 23, 1910


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Melissa Williams | September 23, 2006 2:56 PM

Very profound. I think I will send this quote to my brother who is in Air Force Basic training, and who had to forgo graduation for two weeks because he was having a difficult time doing 50 situps in a minute. He finally passed!