Thursday, March 18, 2004

Thought for the day 

TigerHawk is very busy at work, and otherwise totally focused on tonight's first round match-up between the Princeton Tigers and the Texas Longhorns, 7:20 EST. I need something good to happen here to overcome my distress at the Hawkeyes' one point loss yesterday in the first round of the NIT.

In any case, I probably won't have much to write about today, unless I am particularly inspired and have a bit of free time in which to dispatch the inspiration, which is unlikely. I offer only a familiar, but timeless, thought for the day (from Theodore Roosevelt):

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled 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 short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and 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 know neither victory nor defeat.

If this sentiment appeals to you, you probably do not "hate" George W. Bush, even if you object most strenuously to his policies. Whatever his failings, and they are legion, he has not been a cold and timid soul who knows neither victory, nor defeat. He knows both better than most of us.


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