The Great Devotion

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“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 and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, 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 he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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  1. Fred Machuca 3

    Great speech/statement. Very very true. Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. There’s another quote by Roosevelt that I will post soon. Thanks for your comment.

    1. There are a lot of quotes by Roosevelt that I really enjoy. This is one of my favorites. It cheers me up too. Thanks for commenting.

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