Proverbs: Theodore Roosevelt

(Photo taken by Travis Levius)

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorius triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

–Theodore Roosevelt

…this should be written in every textbook, every religious text, in our sermons, in our classrooms, posted on bulletins in the workplace, framed in our home, seen across computers, television screens, and phone devices.  Wishful thinking it may be, but I often wonder how dynamic this world could be if hundreds of millions more would start living in the triumphant path Roosevelt described above.  While I can’t talk to the millions (yet), I would like to encourage you, reader and friend, to reflect on your life and your life goals, and determine if you’re trying to live your best life or the safe life.  The safe life, 10 times out of 10, does no one any good; the best life, 10 times out of 10, impacts generations.

Which course will you choose?

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Mark Petko says:

    “Playing small doesn’t serve the world.”
    The Art of Possibility, Rosamund and Benjamin Zander.

    (you tell’em Mr. Levius!)

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