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Victory is paid for in sweat, courage, and preparation.

Author: Unknown, Source: Nike advertising banner, January 2010Saved by ImaWriterIII in preparation courage perseverance victory sweat nike EDS 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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 by 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, the 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.

Author: Theodore Roosevelt, Source: "Citizenship in a Republic," Speech at the Sorbonne, Paris, April 23, 1910Saved by ImaWriterIII in fight valiant loyalty blood victory defeat cause cold credit devotion critic triumph sweat timid deeds arena dust marred fallshort theodoreroosevelt 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Exactly twenty years ago last fall I stood on the famous white cliffs of Dover overlooking the English Channel, the very channel which twenty years before that ran as the only barrier between Hitler and England's fall. In 1962 my mission was concluding, and I was concerned. My future seemed very dim and difficult. My parents were then serving a mission also, which meant I was going home to live I-did-not-quite-know-where and to pay my way I-did-not-quite-know-how. I had completed only one year of college, and I had no idea what to major in or where to seek my career. I knew I needed three more years for a baccalaureate degree and had the vague awareness that graduate school of some kind inevitably loomed up behind that.

I knew tuitions were high and jobs were scarce. And I knew there was an alarmingly wider war spreading in Southeast Asia, which could require my military service. I hoped to marry but wondered when--or if--that could be, at least under all these circumstances. My educational hopes seemed like a never-ending path into the unknown, and I had hardly begun.

So before heading home I stood one last time on the cliffs of the country I had come to love so much,

This royal throne of kings, this scepter'd isle . . .

This fortress built by Nature for herself

Against infection and the hand of war. [Richard II, act 2, scene 1, lines 40, 4344]

And there I read again,

We have before us many, many long months of struggle and suffering. What is our aim? . . . Victory--victory at all costs; victory in spite of all terror; victory, however long and hard the road may be. . . .

Conquer we must; as conquer we shall. . . . We shall never surrender.

Blood? Toil? Tears? Sweat? Well, I figured I had as much of those as anyone, so I headed home to try. I was, in the parlance of the day, going to give it "my best shot," however feeble that might prove to be. Now at the same time in your life, I ask you to do the same.
Author: Jeffrey R. Holland, Source: However Long & Hard The Road (Devotional) http://speeches.byu....Saved by mlsscaress in try future struggle england toil sweat tears dover bestshot unknown feeble 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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