Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, then to rank with those poor spirits who niether suffer much nor enjoy much because they live in the grey twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat. [sic]
The creation of the original teddy bear which is regarded as the perennial toy of the twentieth century complies with this philosophy.
Firstly, though, what denotes a toy? The most
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economy in which they are sold.
Obviously, a Steiff bear for the average child's birthday is not the most price-convenient toy. However, the history and quality of the bear adds undying admiration and unimpeachable worth marking a special impression and
connection on the tenderness of child's heart. Margarete Steiff firmly believed in such value and with every teddy bear produced, she upheld her strong, personal philosophy: "For our children, only the best is good enough."