Renaissance Man Quote of the Week: Theodore Roosevelt

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“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”  – Theodore Roosevelt

Teddy Roosevelt (feature third from the left in the Mount Rushmore Monument above) was the 26th president of the United States.  Is viewed as possibly the most rugged and manly president the country has ever known.  But he wasn’t just manly, he was a Renaissance Man!  But we’ll save more of that for a later date.

In the above quote, Roosevelt is talking directly about the history of the United States and its controversies as well as great successes.  But beyond the life of a country, I believe that this quote can apply to the life of a Renaissance man.  Without the willingness to fail, as we have discussed before, you can never achieve the great success.  Success comes at the risk of failure.

So happy monday and enjoy this little thought to chew on!

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