Man in the Arena

It is not the critic who counts; not the one who points out how the strong man stumbled or how the doer of deeds might have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred with sweat and dust 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, if he wins, knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, 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 nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt


  1. silverine said,

    January 26, 2006 at 4:57 pm

    Wow !!!!

  2. James Bright said,

    January 26, 2006 at 5:17 pm

    Victory , in any field has a great prize tag attached to it!
    Wonderful post.

  3. Paresh said,

    January 26, 2006 at 8:52 pm

    The quote above aptly shows the substance you are made of. Great!!

  4. Amitabha Dasgupta said,

    January 27, 2006 at 10:27 pm

    One coudn’t but agree more to the thought u have posted.
    Reminds me of the poem ‘IF’ ….