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Theodore Roosevelt's words on Lincoln
02-09-2013, 10:34 AM
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RE: Theodore Roosevelt's words on Lincoln
Theodore Roosevelt gave a speech in 1910 called "The Man in the Arena." I read it every so often for inspiration. I've often wondered if he had Lincoln in mind when he wrote it. Here is a portion of it:

"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; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at 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 nor defeat."

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RE: Theodore Roosevelt's words on Lincoln - LincolnMan - 02-09-2013 10:34 AM

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