Let’s start the day, and what better way to kick it off than by getting your dose of Music Quotes and Coffee. Today it’s Thursday, February 6, 2020.
On April 23, 1910, Teddy Roosevelt gave what became one of the most famous speeches ever. “The Man in the Arena” (If you want to read the full speech, you can find it here). The speech is very powerful and has been a guide on how to conduct my life. It’s very easy to criticize the one who is doing and trying. We see it all the time, instead of cheering someone, people tend to try to bring it down. But the glory is for those that actually get going and trying, even when the victory is not guaranteed. So today try to become the man in the arena.
“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, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows the 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 know neither victory nor defeat.“