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Monday, May 21, 2012

                                          Excerpt from the speech "Citizenship In A Republic"
                                          delivered at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on 23 April, 1910
                                          download PDF of complete speech 

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. 

There is always treasure if you bother to look. 


Right here right now. This very moment pledge to reach
to feel more, live and love better. 
In everything you must move forward
with courage.  Experience and risk vulnerability to achieve.
In marriage, in parenting, and in friendship.  Seek.
Let go to experience depth. 
This is what I have been living for years. 

Now you can read a book....out on September 13, 2012.

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