Teddy Roosevelt Man in the Arena T-Shirt
On 23 April 1910, Theodore Roosevelt delivered his "Citizenship in a Republic" speech in Paris. A section of the speech, now commonly known as "The Man in the Arena" is potentially one of the most impactful and inspiring quotes in all of history. It reads:
"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."
On the back is a vertical all white American flag.
This shirt from Battle Archives is printed on high end tri-blend shirts from Bella + Canvas. Each shirt is 50% poly, 25% Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton, 25% rayon. They look and fit great as well as being super soft.