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志之所趋,无远弗届 | zhì zhī suǒ qū, wú yuǎn fú jiè

Xi Jinping used this phrase during his speech at the 23rd St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on June 7th 2019.

The phrase originates from a scholarly article《格言联璧·学问篇》written by Qing Dynasty scholar 金缨 Jīn yīng; it describes the limitless power of ambition and its ability to allow one to overcome difficulty in order to achieve their goal.

Meaning

With ambition, anything is achievable. 

Original  

“可持续发展是社会生产力发展和科技进步的必然产物,契合世界上绝大多数国家的共同诉求。中国人讲:“志之所趋,无远弗届。”

Source

http://www.xinhuanet.com/politics/leaders/2019-06/08/c_1124596100.htm

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