Arena


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.

The Man in the Arena by Theodore Roosevelt, April 23, 1910

April 7, 2010, University of the Philippines-Baguio College of Fine Arts grounds

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  1. Hey. I used this as my status sa FB a while back. But then you wouldn’t remember coz you don’t really look at them. Haha πŸ˜›

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    • jian5

       /  April 10, 2010

      EMO. I saw it, gay one. I even put a comment there.

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      • Haha Hindi yan emo. It’s the truth. You don’t really look at them. Kung hindi pa kita pinuna, you still wouldn’t be looking at them. πŸ˜›

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