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help with posting in lost poetry
Posted by: Tandy (
Date: December 08, 2003 03:15PM

Would someone who can post in the Lost Poetry section please post this in answer to jrg's topic "In the Arena":

You may be thinking of a speech made at the Sorbonne, Paris, France, on April 23, 1910, by Theodore Roosevelt, entitled "The Man in the Arena." The part you may be thinking of is: "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."

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Re: help with posting in lost poetry
Posted by: Tandy (
Date: December 08, 2003 04:01PM

Ignore this now, folks--Stephen did it. (Thanks, Stephen.)

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