Miley Cyrus, 19, just got her 15th tattoo. In her most visible tattoo yet, Miley inked herself with a quote from former President of the United States – Theodore Roosevelt.
Miley Cyrus’ newest tattoo reads… “So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”
President Roosevelt gave the quote as part of a famous 1910 speech “Citizenship in a Republic,” or “The Man in the Arena,” which Teddy gave at the Sorbonne in Paris, where it was very well received.
A longer excerpt from President Roosevelt’s speech 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 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 up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for 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 he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”
Miley often tweets quotations that she likes and she actually quoted this one from Roosevelt prior to getting the tattoo on July 3.
Some other quotes that Miley has tweeted in the last week include lyrics from the Flaming Lips and a quote from Albert Einstein, who said “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”