Who knew she was political? Miley Cyrus sports new tattoo with Teddy Roosevelt quote

Miley Cyrus debuted a new tattoo yesterday, with eagle-eyed fans spotting that the phrase is a quote from former President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt.

The tattoo, which features on 19-year-old Miley’s left forearm, reads: ‘So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.’

The quote is taken from Roosevelt’s speech which he made at the the Sorbonne, Paris, on April 23rd 1910.


The full 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.’

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