Those who say it cannot be done shouldn’t interrupt the people doing it

Michael Arrington at TechCrunch had a new posting about Don Dodge’s forced departure from Microsoft, and in that post, he had a great quote.

What a great quote it is! In the same post, he had a link to his previous blog post about Yossi Vardi and another quote from Theodore Roosevelt. What a great quote! This is a kind of thing that drives entrepreneurs.

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.

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