A few months after Miley Cyrus first showed her tattoo featuring a quotation of a line by U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, her fiance Liam Hemsworth has shown a similar tattoo, bearing an earlier part of the same Roosevelt quote.
Cyrus’ tattoo reads, as noted by the Sun, “So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” Cyrus first showed her tattoo back in July.
Hemsworth, who appears to have just recently gotten his tattoo, had the quote continued with the phrase, "If he fails, at least fails while daring greatly."
The full quote comes from a 1910 speech by Roosevelt entitled “Citizenship in a Republic.” He delivered the 35-page speech in Paris after the end of his presidency.
The couple’s tattoos come from the most famous passage in the speech, with those particular lines set in boldface below:
“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 them 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, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in 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 fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
While Hemsworth's recent Instagram tattoo announcement seems romantic, the couple has gotten into some trouble because of social media in the past.
On Sept. 13, Cyrus posted a series of cryptic tweets that many believed were aimed at her fiance. After the tweets expressed desire for “something more” in life, Hemsworth reportedly urged her to take a break from Twitter.
Miley’s cryptic tweets included "ever feel like you want just ... something more. not sure what exactly ... passion perhaps?"; "sometimes i feel like i love everyone more than they love me. hatttte that feeling"; and "Thought of the day: maybe it's not that they love you less, they just love you the most they are capable of long."
However, shortly after those tweets, Cyrus attempted to dispel rumors that she was writing about Hemsworth, tweeting, "having some quality fiance time. just what I needed ❤"
Eric Brown is an IBTimes political reporter who eats far too much pizza. He is a graduate of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, and currently resides in Brooklyn.