Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.

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Source: This quote is on page: 17 of “Presidential addresses and state papers, Volume 15″ by Theodore Roosevelt.

Primary source: This quote was said by Roosevelt in a speech at a Prize Day exercises at Graton School, Graton Mass on May 19, 1904.

Complete Sentence: Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars, but remember to keep your feet on the ground.

Disputed: Authority of this quote is disputed as this quote was said by Roosevelt in 1904, but the earliest source found for this quote is “Chironian: Volume 16″ (1899); page: 250.

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  1. rajesh kumar singh says:

    explain briefly the quote

  2. admin says:

    According to me author wanna say “Think high, live simple” or “High thinking simple living” anyone with other meanings please suggest….

  3. Cary Tennis says:

    Thanks much for the sources. Adding sources makes a quote page much, much, much more valuable!

    p.s. I think that’s “Groton School” in “Groton, Mass.”

    http://www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org/Learn-About-TR/Themes/Culture-and-Society/Groton-School.aspx

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