scripture friday.

Today, not a scripture, but a quote worth reading.

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.

-Theodore Roosevelt

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5 thoughts on “scripture friday.

  1. Thanks again, Kathleen. This quote can be very encouraging as we face obstacles and seemingly impassable ones at times. I think daily of Thomas Edison and his many efforts, never giving up.

  2. So true. I’ve always been a “doer” and so I’ve experiences many victories and defeats. But indeed, we only have the honour of experiencing the highs and lows when we get in there and DO. Cheers!

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