May 28, 2011

Just A Thought...

"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, 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 and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat." -- Teddy Roosevelt


...Listen to the never haves,
Then listen close to me:
Anything can happen, child,
Anything can be.
- Shel Silverstein

Cheers to all the "anything" that can happen.
Happy Wednesday WEEKEND.

4 comments:

aquafortis said...

Lovely thoughts, whether on a Wednesday or, erm, a Saturday... ;)

I love the bit about the person who "if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly." And of course I adore Shel Silverstein.

tanita davis said...

I just love the thought that it makes critics deeply unimportant. ;)

aquafortis said...

YES. That, too.

Yat-Yee said...

As you know, the bit about critics is especially relevant to me right now, as is the bit about "anything can happen." *wiping off dust, sweat and blood.*