S/he Who Doesn’t Dare Never Wins

We have no more giants in politics. Greatness has fled the national stage. We are a country of excuses and naysayers who ask “why?” instead of “why not?”

“Who dares, wins” is not just an SAS motto, it’s a philosophy increasingly lost among the 50% of Americans who get government benefits and pay no taxes. Yeah, sometimes s/he who dares gets mangled. But s/he who doesn’t dare never wins.

This, from Theodore Roosevelt, rings true with me.

“It is not the critic who counts, not the one who points out how the strong man stumbled or how the doer of deeds might have done better.

“The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred with sweat and dust 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, if he wins, knows the triumph of high achievement;

“And who, 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 or defeat.”

And cut the old bullmoose a little slack. If he wrote this today, he’d no doubt acknowledge that today’s women can kick ass and take names.

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