Dare to Fail

I can’t address the Paris attacks yet, probably won’t here.

But last night my son and I watched the TV show Blue Bloods, and as part of the plot, Teddy Roosevelt’s famous quote* about “fails while daring greatly” was used.

And I read the BBC article here.

And JFK said, “Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.”

There’s a huge amount of quotes all over the ‘net, some great ones, here.

Me, I been working on writing my own, but I’m not quite there yet …

*“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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