Thursday, November 6, 2008

Some words from our "Great Uncle Teddy"


“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."



~Teddy Roosevelt

3 comments:

michael said...

Sigh. To bad we will never see another President like Teddy or RR in our life time. Politics are so full of burecratic fools and legislators who have no idea of what the plight of the common man is all about. After my time is done serving militarily, I may have to see what I can do to fix the situation.

Fafnir's Hangnail

Anonymous said...

Sigh. To bad we will never see another President like Teddy or RR in our life time. Politics are so full of burecratic fools and legislators who have no idea of what the plight of the common man is all about. After my time is done serving militarily, I may have to see what I can do to fix the situation.

Fafnir's Hangnail

Mjolnir said...

Agreed. And I for one would be happy to support you in any capacity if you run for office my good friend. I think what this country needs is for more vets to stand up. We've seen an increasing vet presence all over the country and they face a stiff opposition. Murtha got reelected in PA but LTC Russell put up a hell of a campaign. we need more guys like Russell to counter the trend towards a socialist/communist country.
Thanks for dropping by again...it's been a long time Fafnir ;)