a man's reach should exceed his grasp

Words from a poem by Robert Browning, suggesting that, to achieve anything worthwhile, a person should attempt even those things that may turn out to be impossible.


Nearby words

  1. a little knowledge,
  2. a little learning is a dangerous thing,
  3. a lot,
  4. a man is known by the company he keeps,
  5. a man's home is his castle,
  6. a mensa et thoro,
  7. a midsummer night's dream,
  8. a miss is as good as a mile,
  9. a must,
  10. a new broom sweeps clean

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