It is not the critic who counts, not the man
who points out how the strong man stumbled
or 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 sweat and dust and blood; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great
enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in worthy causes;
who at the best, knows in the end the
triumph of high achievement, and who at worst if he fails,
least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory
...by Theodore Roosevelt
Did you know? That so much old growth timber had been cut by 1891 that the
Federal Timber Reserve Act was implemented to protect a portion of the remaining old growth.
And that President Teddy Roosevelt, a true conservationist, created what
was known as
"the midnight reserves" on his last days in office in 1907 to protect