a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step

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Etymology[edit]

From the quote 千里之行,始於足下 (zh), by the Chinese philosopher Laozi (c 604 bc - c 531 bc) in the Tao Te Ching, chapter 64. Sometimes this quote is erroneously attributed to Laozi's contemporary, Confucius (c 551 bc - c 479 bc), founder of Confucianism.

Proverb[edit]

a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step

  1. even the longest and most difficult ventures have a starting point

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