This is still one of my favorite quotes. I don’t know the exact date of the quote but it sure is timeless. We even have it posted on our bulletin board at work for all to see.
“The galleries are full of critics. They play no ball. They fight no fight. They make no mistakes because they attempt nothing. Down in the arena are the doers. They make mistakes because they try many things. The man who makes no mistakes lacks boldness and the spirit of adventure. He is the one who never tries anything. He is the brake on the wheel of progress. And yet it cannot be truly said he makes no mistakes, because his biggest mistake is the very fact that he tries nothing, does nothing, except criticize those who do things.”
David M. Shoup
United States Marine Corps