Theodore Roosevelt

People who have reviewed portions of my blog, may realize it is not a usual "blog" per se, as others have on their site. In reality, however, my blog contains inspirational quotes that I see on billboards at the courthouse, things that interest me from the daily routine of doing the job of a criminal defense attorney, etc. I do not post these to try and "boost" my SEO rankings - only because I am passionate about my work, and all posts in my "blog" section, if someone else said it, I always will try to be the first one to make attribution to the source.  The following is a quote that I saw an Assistant District Attorney had up at his desk in Dallas County. I liked it, so I took a picture of it, to be reminded of what it means. I think the first sentence says it best..."It is not the critic who counts..."

"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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