Careful Words

goal (n.)

  Do not turn back when you are just at the goal.

Publius Syrus (42 b c): Maxim 580.

  When men are arrived at the goal, they should not turn back.

Plutarch (46(?)-120(?) a d): Of the Training of Children.

Oh yet we trust that somehow good

Will be the final goal of ill.

Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892): In Memoriam. liv. Stanza 1.

Life is real! life is earnest!

And the grave is not its goal;

Dust thou art, to dust returnest,

Was not spoken of the soul.

Henry W Longfellow (1807-1882): A Psalm of Life.

A sacred burden is this life ye bear:

Look on it, lift it, bear it solemnly,

Stand up and walk beneath it steadfastly.

Fail not for sorrow, falter not for sin,

But onward, upward, till the goal ye win.

Wendell Phillips (1811-1884): Lines addressed to the Young Gentlemen leaving the Lenox Academy, Mass.