Newly-engaged Miley Cyrus decided to mark her hot body with a new tattoo of a quote from President Theodore Roosevelt’s 1910 speech called “Citizenship in a Republic” (aka “Man in the Arena”) in her left forearm (see picture above).
Miley’s new body art reads: “So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”
Wow. The 19 year-old actress/singer is certainly trying to make a statement. The quote is an excerpt of the speech that urged people to live their lives to the fullest and has inspired generations, as well as Richard Nixon and Nelson Mandela.
Teddy Roosevelt said during his speech at the Sorbonne in Paris in 1910:
“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 better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood . . . who, at the best, knows . . . the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”