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Fri Feb 21, 2020, 11:02 PM

To the Women in the Arena: Thank You for Your Service

Adapted from an excerpt of the speech "Citizenship in a Republic", given by Theodore Roosevelt at the Sorbonne in Paris, France, 23 April 1910.


It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong woman stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.

The credit belongs to the woman 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 herself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if she fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that her place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.



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Reply To the Women in the Arena: Thank You for Your Service (Original post)
lapucelle Feb 2020 OP
sheshe2 Feb 2020 #1
lapucelle Feb 2020 #3
George II Feb 2020 #2
lapucelle Feb 2020 #4
Kath2 Feb 2020 #5
lapucelle Feb 2020 #12
Kath2 Feb 2020 #13
StevieM Feb 2020 #14
lapucelle Feb 2020 #19
Me. Feb 2020 #6
lapucelle Feb 2020 #8
Cha Feb 2020 #7
lapucelle Feb 2020 #9
Cha Feb 2020 #10
lapucelle Feb 2020 #11
StevieM Feb 2020 #15
lapucelle Feb 2020 #20
sheshe2 Feb 2020 #16
TexasTowelie Feb 2020 #17
lapucelle Feb 2020 #21
brer cat Feb 2020 #18
lapucelle Feb 2020 #22

Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 11:17 PM

1. Thank you for this.

The credit belongs to the woman 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;


Most recently? That would be Hill. Nancy. Elizabeth. Amy and Kamala. So many more.

Lapucelle, please post a link. I would like to read more.

Beautiful and inspiring.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 11:20 PM

3. Here's some background on that short excerpt from a long speech.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 11:19 PM

2. +10,000!!!!


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Response to George II (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 11:21 PM

4. I'm glad I didn't miss it. I wanted something unifying for 10,000.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 11:50 PM

5. Right on!

I think that would apply well to Hillary Clinton. One of the most qualified and intelligent candidates ever and also a popular vote winner by over 3 million votes. Very inspiring. Thank you!

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Response to Kath2 (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 12:26 AM

12. This puts all the sneering naysayers in perspective for me.

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 12:28 AM

13. Same here.

And congratulations on # 10,000!

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Response to Kath2 (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 12:56 AM

14. She would have won the electoral college--handily--had it not been for James Comey. (eom)

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Response to StevieM (Reply #14)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 09:27 AM

19. I've posted this before on HRC's birthday.

Now seeing how EWarren, Kamala, and Amy were all at some point targeted by the toxic twitter swarm and the doofus in the WH, I think it's important to stand with our sisters and our allies.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 12:15 AM

6. Congrats On 10,000

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Response to Me. (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 12:17 AM

8. ...

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 12:16 AM

7. Mahalo for this, lapucelle!

We used to say this about President Obama, too.

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Response to Cha (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 12:18 AM

9. Mahalo, my friend.

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 12:21 AM

10. Congratulations on your

10,000 posts milestone!

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Response to Cha (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 12:25 AM

11. I hope you're looking over your shoulder, Cha!

I'm catching up!

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 12:57 AM

15. Let me also congratulate you on 10,000 posts. (eom)

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Response to StevieM (Reply #15)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 09:28 AM

20. Thank you, StevieM!

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 12:59 AM

16. 10K



Love ya sweetie.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 06:32 AM

17. K&R!

Congratulations on your 10,000th post.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #17)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 09:28 AM

21. And thank you for those debate threads!

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 06:53 AM

18. Thank you, lapucelle.

K&R

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Response to brer cat (Reply #18)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 09:30 AM

22. That sig line photo...



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