Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
Public Papers of Theodore Roosevelt, Governor, 1899[-1900] - Page 293
by New York (State). Governor (1899-1901 : Roosevelt), Theodore Roosevelt - 1899
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