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Mon Nov 21, 2016, 06:36 PM

The (Wo)man in the Arena

Adapted from from an excerpt of Theodore Roosevelt's "Citizenship in a Republic" delivered at the Sorbonne, Paris, April 23, 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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Mon Nov 21, 2016, 06:49 PM

2. Thank you!

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Mon Nov 21, 2016, 06:52 PM

3. Beautiful, and

a perfect response to those who have been criticizing Hillary since the election.

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