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The Critic

Posted by David Keelan on Thursday, November 9, 2006

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 errs, and comes short again and again (but)… who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at 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 know neither victory or defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt (1910)


4 Responses to “The Critic”

  1. Freemarket said

    Teddy Roosevelt is the man. If you have never ready The River of Doubt, you should check it out.

  2. He was an awesome individual. I posted that for Merdon.

  3. MBT said

    David – you may have posted it for Merdon, but we all appreciate it!

  4. Mary Beth,

    You are absolutely correct. All the candidates from Ken Ulman to Wayne Livesay deserve our respect for putting their necks out there.

    I am especially impressed with the list of GOP candidates. An impressive group of people that I hope remain active in the community if not in politics.


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