Like his fiancee Miley Cyrus did earlier this year, Liam Hemsworth settled on something surprisingly cerebral for his new ink.
Back in July, Cyrus, 19, paid homage to the original Rough Rider (and the U.S.’s 26th president) with a tattoo of a quote from Theodore Roosevelt’s legendary “Citizenship in a Republic” speech.
The former Disney star’s tat reads, “So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”
This week, Hemsworth, 22, shared a picture of a tattoo he recently got on Instagram. In script that matches Cyrus’, his stamp says, “If he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly” — the line immediately preceding the one Cyrus picked from that iconic oration, in which Roosevelt urged his listeners to live life to the fullest.
“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,” President Roosevelt told an audience at the Sorbonne in Paris, France in 1910. “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.”
Cyrus and Hemsworth, who met on the set of 2010’s The Last Song, got engaged in early June. At the VMAs in September, the “Can’t Be Tamed” singer admitted to Us Weekly she’s doesn’t feel any pressure to begin planning the couple’s nuptials right away.
“I’m really excited to obviously get married, but I kind of already feel married,” Cyrus explained. “I know we are forever. I don’t really need the paper right now.”
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