The Overcomer

‎”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.”
–President Theodore Roosevelt, April 23, 1910


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17 thoughts on “The Overcomer

  1. applepieandnapalm October 15, 2012 at 3:54 pm Reply

    What a beautiful quote!! Thanks for sharing it today.


  2. coloredbrush October 15, 2012 at 4:29 pm Reply

    One of my favourites ~ a reminder for all to take action….


  3. Melanie October 15, 2012 at 5:32 pm Reply

    talk about perfect timing. I needed this so very much today. Thank you for sharing.


    • Overwhelmed By Joy October 15, 2012 at 8:25 pm Reply

      I’m so glad to hear that!


      • Melanie October 15, 2012 at 8:56 pm

        I am going to make a poster of this quote and hang it on my front door so I am reminded everyday that these trenches are worth it.


      • Overwhelmed By Joy October 15, 2012 at 11:41 pm

        What a great idea! I need that reminder myself.


  4. Melissmor October 15, 2012 at 6:07 pm Reply

    My gosh, I love this quote so much that I’m going to incorporate it in my daily joy, after praising and loving God on a morning and evening, I’m going to quote this as a reminder.

    As usual – I absolutely LOVE this. Thank you 😉


    • Overwhelmed By Joy October 16, 2012 at 4:06 pm Reply

      I am so glad to hear that it is an encouragement to you.


  5. Clanmother October 15, 2012 at 6:11 pm Reply

    My most favourite of all quotes!!!


  6. jmd5717 October 15, 2012 at 8:12 pm Reply

    Great quote


    • Overwhelmed By Joy October 15, 2012 at 8:28 pm Reply

      Thank you


  7. fayeforever21 October 15, 2012 at 9:09 pm Reply

    Beautiful quote. Thank you for sharing that wisdom with your readers. It is a great reminder.



    • Overwhelmed By Joy October 15, 2012 at 11:41 pm Reply

      Thank you. . . and I appreciate you stopping by my blog!


      • fayeforever21 October 16, 2012 at 10:56 pm

        I too appreciate your stopping by my blog and liking some of my post.

        Blessings to you !


  8. managingemergencies October 16, 2012 at 12:00 pm Reply

    One of my favorite quotes.


  9. Doc October 16, 2012 at 1:08 pm Reply

    Great quote! No effort with error.


  10. cythereandreams April 22, 2013 at 2:32 pm Reply

    Reblogged this on Cytherean Dreams and commented:
    Love this quote, from 103 years ago.


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