Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Fight Club

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, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows 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 neither know victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt

3 comments:

KL said...

As the saying goes: No pain, no gain.

Nice post. Thanks for sharing with us.

Susanna said...

Hi-hi...you post me one, I post you back :) Hehe. It's a great quote. Only I fear I may end up with one of those cold & timid souls...

But hey, "while we live, there is yet hope". So yeah... let us all, each of us, keep striving for all we believe in. All that we know is ours alone to claim.

Be strong.

Fikri said...

To KL: You're welcome. I have plenty more where that came from :> I got it from the foreword of the biography of Kurt Angle. He is the 1996 Olympic wrestling champion, before embarking on an equally successful career as a professional wrestler. Something of a hero to me :>

To Su: Tit for that :> Thanks. Hope you're doing fine, Su.