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02:17 Dec 7, 2010
Russian to English translations [PRO]
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Russian term or phrase: Balzac quote: Чтобы дойти до цели, нужно прежде всего идти
This is a quote from Honore de Balzac which I cannot find anywhere in English. If anyone even has the original French quotation that might be helpful because it would help me find an English translation.

Anyway, since I can't find a translation I was looking for input on how to word this. So far the phrases I've come up with are clunky like "In order to reach your goals, you must first get up." It's just not working!
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Summary of answers provided
4in order to reach your destination,first of all you should start to walk
cyhul
3Start to walk to reach your goalOleg Friedman
3to reach the goal we must first gojulia-julia1
3You must first take a step to reach your goal/destination
Maruti Shinde
3to reach the goal first just go for it
Serge Vazhnenko


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8 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
in order to reach your destination,first of all you should start to walk


Explanation:
might be this works

cyhul
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4 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
to reach the goal first just go for it


Explanation:
I could not find the official English translation, so I suggest you my own.

Serge Vazhnenko
Ukraine
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4 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
You must first take a step to reach your goal/destination


Explanation:
You must first take a step to reach your goal/destination

The Journey Of A Thousand Miles Begins With A Single Step - (Lao Tzu)

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Note added at 10 hrs (2010-12-07 12:47:42 GMT)
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It's a kind of 'Getting Started' Quote. Therefore, 'taking a step' is important there.

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Note added at 1 day1 hr (2010-12-08 03:57:31 GMT)
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OR
In order to reach your goal/destination, you must first take a step.

Maruti Shinde
India
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1 day 8 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
to reach the goal we must first go


Explanation:
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julia-julia1
Ukraine
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6 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
Start to walk to reach your goal


Explanation:
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Note added at 6 days (2010-12-13 14:17:38 GMT)
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or

you must go/walk to reach you goal

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Note added at 6 days (2010-12-13 16:07:47 GMT)
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must continue go to reach your goal

Oleg Friedman
Israel
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