Miley Cyrus fans will be happy to know that some super-Miley fans have traced the origins of the quote after the teen stepped out yesterday, debuting her new inking.
The 19-year-old’s tattoo is on the inside of her left arm, and is actually a quote from the former US president Theodore Roosevelt.
Miley’s new inking reads: “So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”
What is she on about we wonder? Well, the full quote is actually taken from a speech that Roosevelt made in 1910 in Paris.
It reportedly 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 was pictured leaving her regular Pilates class, where the tattoo was first spotted. Earlier this week, the 19-year-old revealed that she was planning a “super healthy” week.
“putting that positive Monday energy out there… LET’S BE SUPER HEALTHY THIS WEEK. that’s my focus,” she wrote, before adding: “everyone should pick up some super healthy snacks this week, maybe give up a vice, only give your energy to positive people in your life!”