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    One of my favorite quotes

    Not knowing where to go with this (History or even sports) I settled here.

    “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 said this in a speech in Paris, France 1910.
    It always struck me as the perfect answer to whiners, moaners and critics. When ever children would brag to me what they were GONNA do my reply finally became "Do it then talk about it" Maybe because I knew had a PhD in procrastination.
    so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
    that is just bad ass right there.

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    #true
    If you are watching CNN you are getting dumber.

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    Great Quote. Thanks

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    I have heard this quote before in many context and basically it says the naysayers are not the people who move us forward or have that creative breakthrough that changes society in a positive way. And most important they will be forgotten in history while achievers are remembered.
    Your Trump Derangement Syndrome is NOT my problem!

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    Someone beat him to this:

    6 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
    Rev 3:16 KJV
    Devotion to the truth is the hallmark of morality; there is no greater, nobler, more heroic form of devotion than the act of a man who assumes the responsibility of thinking.
    Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

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