There is always a tendency among very young men and among boys who are not quite youngmen as yet to think that to be wicked is rather smart; to think it shows that they are men. Oh,how often you see some young fellow who boasts that he is going to “see life,” meaning bythat that he is going to see that part of life which it is a thousandfold better should remainunseen! I ask that every man here constitute himself his brother’s keeper by setting anexample to that younger brother which will prevent him from getting such a false estimate of life.
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 in marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again