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Theodore Roosevelt Gives "Man in the Arena" Speech

In a speech at the University of Sorbonne in Paris, France, Roosevelt famously says, "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."

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