Saturday, August 2, 2008

For Those Who Would Change the Wind

Benjamin E. Mays

1894-1984

Former President Morehouse College

"It must be borne in mind that the tragedy in life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. It isn't a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream. It is not a disaster to be unable to capture your ideal. But it is a disaster to have no ideal to capture. It is not a disgrace not to reach the stars, but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach for. Not failure but low aim is sin."



3 comments:

stock said...

well its nice to know that you have great hits here.

Gerald Britt said...

Not sure what that means, but thanks...the hits will keep coming!

Anonymous said...

What an awesome statement. I try to instill this kind of message in my high school students, who somehow feel as if there is nothing there for them to achieve, except drugs and poverty.