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"Be gentle, kind and beautiful, yet firm and strong, both mentally and physically." ~Sensei Keiko Fukuda

Inspiration from Teddy Roosevelt

on June 25, 2013

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”

“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in that grey twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”

“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 the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, 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 or defeat.”

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3 responses to “Inspiration from Teddy Roosevelt

  1. New Girl says:

    Love it 🙂

  2. Katie says:

    We actually have the “man in the area” quote posted by the door of our mat room 🙂

  3. Glyn says:

    Love this quote. “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” This line alone motivates me so much.

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