Wednesday, March 07, 2007

I read the following quote last night and just had to sit and stare at it for a few minutes. It really made me smile. I shall commit this one to memory.
It explains a lot of the differences in todays leaders and political parties and folks in general.

"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.- Theodore Roosevelt (R) (1858-1912)

14 comments:

Gette said...

Ooooh. Good'un!

Bossy said...

I LOVE THAT!

Rachel said...

You are right Cliff! This is a good one.

Mike ( ex scientia, veritas ) said...

It's funny that you posted this quote, Cliff. I've been thinking a lot lately how unfortunate it was that so many are so ignorant of history and it's lessons. Just today I heard someone quote MacArthur, "In war, there is no substitute for victory." Those are very profound words. As are TR's thoughts.

Britmum said...

I really like that one Cliff. Maybe I should commit it to my memory too.

Take care xx

Jim said...

That is a nice quote, Cliff. Maybe you shouldn't fill up your mind bank with that, leave some room for other things!
The longer our leaders and politicians are out of office the greater they get, at least most of them. Including T.R.
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Lee said...

A wonderful quote, Cliff. I wish I could come up with something equally as profound!

Cliff Morrow said...

Jim: Funny you should zero in on the man, I was talking about the quote. But thanks for making my point of posting this. I thought it to be good philosphy regardless of his party affilitation.
I deal with those in the gray twilight who know neither victory or defeat on a daily basis. But I vow to make progress in spite of them. They have no power to build. Tearing down is their specialty.

Miki said...

Cliff,
My favorite President! Well, he was when I was a kid. I learned that he was a Long Islander in the third or fourth grade, and I was hooked! I have been to his residence many times, and love to walk through it, the sense of history is so cool. I love that quote, we all need to "dare mighty things," it makes us stronger, and we will feel better at the end of the race! Who said ignorance is bliss, that guy wasn't a challanger, and was afraid to fail. I like what my daughter's teacher tells the kids, "We make mistakes, mistakes are OK!" I have always told my kids that without mistakes a person will never learn, anything! Thanks for the provocative thinking lesson today, my friend!

Rhodent said...

Always admired the man's foresight in founding the National Parks system. Great quote!

LZ Blogger said...

Cliff ~ Have you ever noticed that our GREATEST quotes come from some of our GREATEST leaders? ~ jb///

Cliff Morrow said...

Yes I have Jerry.

Raggedy said...

I have posted the entire quote on my blog at least three times! The latest was on the post "support our troops". It is a good one.

http://its-a-raggedy-life.blogspot.com/2007/02/support-our-troops-re-post-request.html

Have a wonderful day!
*^_^
(=':'=) hugs
(")_ (")Š from
the Cool Raggedy one

Jamie Dawn said...

GREAT quote!
I recall some scripture where it talks about lukewarm people being spewed out of the mouth.
Your quote reminds me of all the lukewarm politicians we have in office who are too wimpy to take strong stands on issues.
I respect people who step OUT THERE and say and do what their convictions tell them, NOT what they think will cater to certain voting groups.