Published On: Mon, Mar 7th, 2011

Theodore Roosevelt: How to respond to critics – Crocker Chronicle

Theodore Roosevelt on critics

How to respond to critics, from President Theodore Roosevelt:

“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.”

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Scott Crocker

I grew up near Detroit and graduated from Central Michigan University. I’m married to my beautiful wife, Lori, and am blessed with four great kids. I am currently the National Director of Field Programs for The Impact Movement, a ministry committed to producing Christian leaders of African descent. I enjoy exploring the role that faith plays in the issues of everyday life.

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