Saturday, November 7, 2009

Have Courage. Strive. Do Good...

“Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“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


  1. It hasn't been too long since I decided to not allow what others think about me, matter.

    I love me some Lemons...especially squeezed in a cold glass of Sweet Tea.

    "Keep your pace in the race, and commit some RAOK along the way"- Blasé

  2. Beautiful thoughts and sentiments. Thank you.