“Shoot for the Moon.
If you miss, you’ll still land among the stars”
We love that old saying, which is often attributed to Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993), who was an American minister and author known for his works on positive thinking and self-improvement, although the renowned motivational speaker Les Brown is often given credit for it … but, then again, so is the great American showman P.T. Barnum.
However, the exact origin of the saying is uncertain and it has been attributed to countless other individuals as well, going back a few centuries. The saying is generally used to encourage people to set high goals and not be discouraged by failure, as even if they do not achieve their intended goal, they may still achieve something significant.
Of course, we’re also big fans of :
“I love you to the Moon and back.”
That sweet saying is by far and away the most popular message requested by our customers for the gift cards included with our orders. It also forms the basis of Amelia Hepworth’s book of the same title (with illustrations by Tim Warnes), one of the most popular and beloved bedtime books of all time.
Here are a dozen sayings about the Moon that are similar in spirit:
🤔 What are the words you’ll use on your gift card when you name a crater on the Moon? Let’s find out now!