Dare to fail quotes

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 he 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

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4 thoughts on “Dare to fail quotes

  1. I love your posts…they are so very inspiring and uplifting; and serve as reminders that perseverance is a roller coaster ride worth the price of admission. As for this particular post/quote, it is the source for one of my latest posts– (Jan 22/17) “This Looks Different, But Is More Of The Same”–where I make reference to author/speaker Brene Brown–who titled one of her books, “Daring Greatly”. Having read an excerpt (as a way of steadying my frayed nerves when I realized that not everyone you would expect to is going to celebrate your successes), I dared to write about it. Any way, I’m off to read some more of your posts….thanks for showing up in such an optimistic and encouraging way…you are making a real difference :)

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