“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:

The Moon is a loyal companion. It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments.

– Tahereh Mafi

The Moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to.

Carl Sandburg
Kahlil Gibran (Image)
Kahlil Gibran

We are all like the bright moon: we still have our darker side.

Kahlil Gibran

The Moon looks upon many night flowers; the night flowers see but one Moon.

Jean Ingelow

The Moon is a silver pin-head vast,
that holds the heaven’s tent-hangings fast.

William R. Alger

The Moon is a mirror that reflects the light of the sun, and in this reflection, we see ourselves.


The Moon, full-orbed, forsakes her sky,
And hides in veil of deepest dye.

Thomas Love Peacock

The Moon, like a flower
In heaven’s high bower,
With silent delight
Sits and smiles on the night.

William Blake

The Moon is a reminder that even in the darkest of times, there is always light to guide us.


The Moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas.

Alfred Noyes

The Moon was reigning o’er their world,
Waxing and waning o’er the beauteous earth.


The Moon is a symbol of mystery, beauty, and the eternal cycles of life.

Astronaut Pushing The Moon (Image)

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