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Journey of a thousand miles

Posted by ESC on April 09, 2003

In Reply to: Meaning of this phrase posted by Word Camel on April 09, 2003

: : What does this mean "the journey of a thousand leagues begins from beneath your feet?"

: : Vimala Raheja

: It means that a long journey can seem overwhelming until you start it. So, if a destination is a thousand miles/leagues away, it might be impossible to imagine ever arriving but by taking the first step is easy. Take enough single steps and you'll arrive.

: It also implies that any overwhelming project is more manageable if broken up into smaller tasks.

Another version: "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." Said by Confucius according to