Posted by Andrea Schmauss, IT Administrator, The Nations Law Firm
May 20, 2013 – “The Man in the Arena” is an excerpt from Theodore Roosevelt’s speech “Citizenship In A Republic,” delivered at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on 23 April, 1910. These powerful words were the inspiration behind the naming of the award, “The Man in the Arena,” which was presented to Howard Nations at the APITLA National Interstate Trucking Conference in St Louis last month. Mr. Dan Ramsdell, Founder and National Director of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America made the presentation. Congratulations, Howard Nations, for this most deserved award.
“The Man in the Arena” by Theodore Roosevelt
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.
Video of award presentation and Howard Nations’ acceptance speech: http://youtu.be/P2gQHT2En40