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Quiet the Critics

Theodore Roosevelt was one real guy and I find myself turning to one of his quotes when I need a firm kick in the backside.  People forget that TR was the father of the American conservation movement.

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, 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 short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows achievement and who at the worst if he fails at least fails while daring greatly so his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

TR

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