Tragedy of Life – Quote by Benjamin E. Mayes

“It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal
to reach. It isn’t a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream. It is not a disaster to be
unable to capture your ideal, but it is a disaster to have no ideal to capture. It is not a disgrace not to reach the stars,
but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach for. Not failure, but low aim is a sin.”

~ Benjamin E. Mayes ~


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2 responses to “Tragedy of Life – Quote by Benjamin E. Mayes

  1. I couldn’t agree more. February has been a rough month. I missed church a lot, but managed to get to my class on Monday evening three out of four times. I have always loved to write, but never did anything serious about it. After retiring with multiple chronic illnesses, I decided to take up my love of writing again. I published my first book, “Dana’s Dilemma”, in Sept, 2011. I’m not a fast writer, so my next book is finally ready for the 2nd edit. I hope to have it out in a few more months. Getting my first book out was goal #1; getting enough published to become a “world famous author” is my next goal. At the rate I write that might happen by the time I’m 92. Wasn’t it Grandma Moses who painted her first picture at 92?


  2. Reblogged this on allergictolifemybattle and commented:
    I found this quote true. I feel that no matter how sick I am, I still have dreams. Whether I achieve them or not is not the tragedy. Not dreaming and wanting to try and reach my goal is.