31 May 2006
Whereas this author is mired in a dearth of original thoughts, be it hereby enacted that we honor and commemorate one of the greatest mustaches of all time by here repeating words of wisdom that proceeded forth from 'neath its bully bushiness.
“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 sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotion, spends himself in a worthy cause; who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who have never tasted victory or defeat.”
- Theodore Roosevelt
And just for the heck of it, and also to spark heated discussion, Ol' Teddy also said:
"We live in a great and free country only because our forefathers were willing to wage war rather than accept the peace that spells destruction."