"It is not the critic who counts.
Not the one who points out how the strong man stumbled
or how the doer of the deeds might have done better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena
whose face is marred with sweat, dust, and blood.
Who strives valiantly,
who lives and comes up 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 timed souls
who know neither victory nor defeat."