As The Orphan battles with The Mighty Boeing and The Raging Raytheon,
The Orphan ponders the advice of Teddy Roosevelt
(Passed to The Orphan by The Giant of Industry)
“...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, and 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 the 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 know neither victory nor defeat...”
At the Sorbonne, Paris, France, April 23, 1910
The Orphan prefers the “…triumphs of high achievement…”
The “…if he fails…” is an old fashioned Buckley way of training
and is not the way of The Orphan or the future.
The Orphan’s preferences, however, are not always met.