„‎Be careful not to keep your eyes glued to detail. Stand far enough away to get a perspective of the whole.“

Source: Daddy-Long-Legs

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„Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.“

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Variant: Look Toward the stars but keep your feet firmly on the ground.
Source: The Greatest American President: The Autobiography of Theodore Roosevelt

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