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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1533
AUTHOR: John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917–63)
QUOTATION: According to the ancient Chinese proverb, “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”
ATTRIBUTION: President JOHN F. KENNEDY, radio and television address to the American people on the nuclear test ban treaty, July 26, 1963.—Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: John F. Kennedy, 1963, p. 606.
SUBJECTS: Progress