Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Citizenship in a Republic

“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 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 and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for 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 he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”

President Theodore Roosevelt.

Sorbonne, Paris, April 23, 1910

3 comments:

boh said...

Din..I ve been working for 40+yrs n so deserves the break.
Hey Manchester is 1 of my favorite places when I was with sia.
Can i visit u guys when i vacation in England 1 of these days. I luv Malay food and the best would be those cooked by u guys instd of eating in restaurants. Will pay for the food lah.

boh said...

Din Can we exchange links? I will put ur link on my blog ok?

DIN said...

boh,

sure do bro, you are always welcome and join us for makan when you are in town. btw, at home it is me who's doing all the cooking... hehehe.

missus get back from work later than me lah.

sure do about the linking :)