The Man in the Arena 旁观者与战斗者

Sun, 13 Apr 2014 13:51:30 GMT

美国前总统罗斯福的一段著名的关于旁观者和战斗者的讲演:

“站在一旁指手画脚的人毫不重要*。荣誉属于竞技场上的人。他满脸汗水血污,一次又一次挫折和错误不能阻止他顽强奋斗。 *这样的人即使最后失败,其地位和那些没有感受过胜利和失败的人相比也有云泥之别。

“The Man in the Arena”:

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.