Citizenship In A Republic

Tyler Crawford

Theodore Roosevelt: Citizenship In A Republic.

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.

This is talking about the people who are not credited for most of their work. Other people are always taking the credit from what is stolen from others. This happens alot within the countries, thus is why Roosevelt had given this speech. At the time of this speech, Europe was having alot of this gong on with their country. This was also big on inequality. With those being hated upon because of their race, for those who are rich or poor, having your own property stolen from you. President Roosevelt wanted to set things straight among the nations so that almost everyone was treated equally and had their protection against others.