Saturday, February 06, 2010

The player on the field - retake

I wrote a blog about the player on the field a few days back - about how it is the man in the center of the action who must rise to the occasion - whatever the critics shout from the sidelines.

But I cannot put this more eloquently than Roosevelt, in his speech The Man in the Arena - and I quote:

"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 the 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."

2 comments:

  1. I love that quote from Roosevelt. :)

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  2. If you are staring on the front door which is closed...you will not find it there...perhaps just look back...cause behind you is an open door...a road to begin the work of a greatman..
    God bless you

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