Not Failure, But LOW AIM is Sin

by ShaunKing on February 17, 2012

Most of my favorite Morehouse brothers have this quote memorized.  It has guided my life and it guided me through these final few days of our KickStarter campaign.  It’s from Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays, President of Morehouse during some its best years.  I learned it the first day I arrived on campus back in August of 1997.

“It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of 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.”

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