Hold blikket på stjernene og beina på jorda!
Tale ved Groton School, Massachusetts (24. mai 1904). Gjengitt i Presidential Addresses and State Papers Volume III (1910).
Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
The ideal that it is impossible for a man to strive after in practical life is not the type of ideal that you wish to hold up and follow. Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars, but remember to keep your feet on the ground. Be truthful; a lie implies fear, vanity or malevolence; and be frank; furtiveness and insincerity are faults incompatible with true manliness. Be honest, and remember that honesty counts for nothing unless back of it lie courage and efficiency.
Tittel: politiker, USAs 26. president
Levde: 1858 - 1919