Quote for March 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 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. "

Theodore Roosevelt

I recently heard this quoted by Rachel Elnaugh
(entrepreneur, founder of Red Letter Days and judge on
BBC TV's "Dragon's Den" ) in a speech at the
Shropshire Chamber of Commerce "Business Solutions Day".


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