Climbers or Critics?

Rock Climbing on Turnagain Arm

It’s 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; who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in worthy causes; who at best knows in the end triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.

–Theodore Roosvelt

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Going out on a limb

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The cautious faith,
that never saws off a limb
on which it is sitting,
never learns that
unattached limbs
may find strange,
unaccountable ways
of not falling.

―Dallas Willard

 

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