fortune cookies

‎”Nu conteaza cel care critica, si nici acela care ne atrage atentia ca si cei puternici mai gresesc sau ca un lucru putea fi facut mai bine. Important este acela care acum se afla in arena, cu fata murdara de praf, sudoare si sange, acela care se lupta cu curaj, care da gres, care ramane iar si iar in urma, pentru ca nu poti face fapte mari fara greseli si privatiuni. Acela care se straduieste sa faca ceva cu mult entuziasm si cu devotiune, acela care se consuma pentru o cauza nobila, acela care la final cunoaste in cel mai bun caz triumful unei realizari uriase sau in cel mai rau caz esecul, macar esueaza pentru ca a indraznit sa infaptuiasca ceva maret, asa ca locul lui nu va fi niciodata printre cei cu suflet rece si tematori, care nu stiu ce inseamna nici succesul, nici esecul.”

“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.”

[Theodore Roosevelt, Citizenship in a Republic, April 23, 1910]

“What are your medals for, Nanny McPhee?” “Courage, kindness, resolve, imagination, enthusiasm, basket work and leaps of faith.” [from Nanny McPhee Returns]

“Why people find it so hard 2 be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is and the future less resolved than it will be.” [2009-10-20]

“How can you have a beautiful ending without making beautiful mistakes?” [2009-10-20]

“It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.” [2009-10-20]

“Do not mistake temptation for opportunity.” [2010-01-10, from a Bo Dixon tw]

One Response to fortune cookies

  1. A.I. says:

    how true…i do a lot of mistakes but not many of them are beautiful 🙂 and yes, i do see the future less resolved than it will probably be. hugzzz

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