Aphorism: If you shoot at sun you may hit a star

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Fri Nov 23 02:47:57 UTC 2012

The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs has an entry for the adage:
If you shoot (aim) for the stars, maybe at least you will hit the moon
(get over the trees, etc.).

The Quote Investigator website now has a post under the title “If I
Shoot at the Sun, I May Hit a Star” that examines a group of sayings
that appear to overlap the sayings examined in the DMP, and may be of
interest to some list members. Constructive feedback appreciated.

Thanks, Garson

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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