Are You Strong Enough to Handle Critics?

by: Theodore Roosevelt, Source Unknown

It is not the critic who counts; it’s 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, on the court, on the field; whose face is marred by dust, sweat and blood; who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcomings. He knows the great devotion, which spends him in a worthy cause, who at his best knows in the end the high achievement of triumph and who at worst, if he fails while daring greatly, knows his place shall never be with those timid and cold souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

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