The Man In The Arena by Theodore Roosevelt – leather men’s office decor


Inspirational Office Decor & Graduation Gift Idea

The profound wisdom of Theodore Roosevelt’s “The Man In The Arena” is beautifully engraved on leather for a unique piece of art. Serving as a refined addition to any sophisticated workspace or a thoughtful graduation gift, radiating confidence as it pays homage to achievements and aspirations.

Crafted on leather, Theodore Roosevelt’s ‘The Man In The Arena’ becomes a sophisticated work of art, perfect for enhancing any workspace or as a thoughtful graduation gift.

The perfect gift for a law school graduate, accomplished lawyer gift or just because you love the quote!

Dive into the timeless wisdom of Theodore Roosevelt with the engraving:

“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.”

— Theodore Roosevelt


  • The Theodore Roosevelt quote, professionally typeset with his authentic signature
  • Available in two sizes: 8×10 or 11×14 inches
  • Framed or unframed options.
    • Glass-free intentionally for leather longevity.
    • If framing independently, avoid using glass.
  • Environmentally conscious and sustainably sourced, our leather originates from the USA.

For a personalized touch tailored for women, check out our exclusive version for her.


We prioritize sustainable practices by sourcing full hides from the USA, a by-product of the food industry.

Leather’s organic nature means each piece is unique, showcasing natural variations and imperfections that contribute to its beauty and authenticity. While we aim to minimize major visible characteristics, you may still notice variations such as bug bites, scratches, scars, specs, divots, processing marks, stretches, and more. We embrace these natural characteristics, believing they add to the leather’s charm as a beautiful, natural, and unique gift.

Learn more about the leather on our FAQ page.

Browse our other office decor ideas and find inspiration on our Instagram @jwdesignstudiogifts and Pinterest @jessicawilkeson

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Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 8 × 1 in
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