Tag Archives: achievement

Thought for the Day – July 8th


Rogers, Fred. The World According to Mister Rogers. New York: Hyperion, 2003. p. 39
SEE: http://books.google.com/books?id=1UMjUpqOPf8C
WEB PRESENCE: http://www.fredrogerscenter.org/
WEB PRESENCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Rogers

Thought for the Day – April 27th


Roosevelt, Theodore “Teddy”. Speech. The Strenuous Life. Hamilton Club, Chicago, IL. Apr 1899.
SEE: http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Strenuous_Life
WEB PRESENCE: http://www.theodore-roosevelt.com/trpresident.html
WEB PRESENCE: http://www.theodoreroosevelt.org/
WEB PRESENCE: https://www.facebook.com/RooseveltAlmanac
WEB PRESENCE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Theodore-Roosevelt-Association/41852696878
Compare with the following text from the speech, “Citizenship in a Republic” (passage known as “The Man in the Arena”):
“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 them better. The credit belongs to the man 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 himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” (Roosevelt, T. Speech. Citizenship in a Republic. Sorbonne, Paris, France. Apr 1910).
SEE: http://www.theodore-roosevelt.com/trsorbonnespeech.html

Thought for the Day – January 30th


Keller, Helen. Out of the Dark: Essays, Letters, and Addresses on Physical and Social Vision. S.l: Nabu Press, 2010. pg 112
SEE: http://books.google.com/books?id=FkYDAAAAYAAJ&pg
FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/HelenKellerFans (I always question whether a “fan club” is an official site, but I’ll leave this one here