'The true Soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because He loves what is behind him.' -G. K. Chesterton

25 July 2010

100 Mile Bike Race

I wanted to make this post as it truly fits the effort on the Six's behalf. Now, I'm not a Teddy Roosevelt fan but he did make some brilliant speeches, it's to bad he was a Progressive. I do believe the relevance of the following truly fits this situation.


"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the Strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred buy dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails, while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."

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The DO said...

Bravo, Gramps, Bravo!

Six said...

Thanks Pop. I admit I'm feeling a bit depressed by my failure but that helps a lot.