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Henri Laurens Quotes and Sayings

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My aim is for ripeness of form.
I want to make my forms so full, so juicy that one
could add nothing more to them.
- Henri Laurens

Only aim to do your duty,
and mankind will give you credit where you fail.
- Thomas Jefferson

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

Every experiment, by multitudes or by individuals,
that has a sensual and selfish aim, will fail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

Do not be too moral.
You may cheat yourself out of much life.
So aim above morality.
Be not simply good;
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

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Always aim at complete harmony
of thought and word and deed.
Always aim at purifying your thoughts
and everything will be well.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Aim above morality.
Be not simply good,
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply
about what you believe in.
When you stumble, keep faith.
When you're knocked down, get right back up.
And never listen to anyone who says
you can't or shouldn't go on.
- Hilary Clinton

A leader is best when people barely know he exists,
not so good when people obey and acclaim him,
worst when they despise him.
But of a good leader, who talks little,
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say, "We did this ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Whatever your work and whatever its worth,
No matter how strong or clever,
Some one will sneer if you pause to hear,
And scoff at your best endeavor.
For the target art has a broad expanse,
And wherever you chance to hit it,
Though close be your aim to the bull's-eye fame,
There are those who will never admit it.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in.
Aim at earth and you get neither.
- C. S. Lewis

The grand aim of all science is to cover
the greatest number of empirical facts
by logical deduction from
the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
- Albert Einstein

Make big plans; aim high in hope and work,
remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die.
- Daniel Burnham

We aim above the mark to hit the mark.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things,
but their inward significance.
- Aristotle

The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something,
but to be something.
- Muhammed Iqbal

Don't aim for success if you want it;
just do what you love and believe in,
and it will come naturally.
- David Frost

Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life,
no matter what may be one's aim.
- John D. Rockefeller

The aim, if reached or not, makes great the life:
Try to be Shakespeare,
leave the rest to fate!
- Robert Browning

The theoretical understanding of the world,
which is the aim of philosophy, is not a matter of
great practical importance to animals,
or to savages, or even to most civilised men.
- Bertrand Russell

For 6 days a week I aim to get in between 18-23 miles.
- Jonathan Brown

Universities should be safe havens where ruthless examination
of realities will not be distorted by the aim to please
or inhibited by the risk of displeasure.
- Kingman Brewster, Jr.

Scientific advancement should aim to affirm and to improve human life.
- Nathan Deal

It has been my aim throughout present operations to
afford the greatest amount of protection to life and property interests,
and troops have been stationed accordingly.
- George Crook

I never expected that.
I didn't aim for that.
All I wanted was to get some nice pictures of trains at night.
- O. Winston Link

Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
- Plato

The aim of education is the knowledge,
not of facts, but of values.
- William S. Burroughs

The aim of medicine is to prevent disease and prolong life,
the ideal of medicine is to eliminate the need of a physician.
- William J. Mayo

In the past ABC has made half-hearted efforts or,
worse, cosmetic efforts, to do something about news
and I wasn't certain about what their real aim was -
nor am I now.
- Roone Arledge

What leads to unhappiness, is making pleasure the chief aim.
- William Shenstone

Whoever sees no other aim in the game than that of
giving checkmate to one's opponent will never become a good Chess player.
- Max Euwe

The aim of a joke is not to degrade the human being,
but to remind him that he is already degraded.
- George Orwell

My aim in painting is to create pulsating,
luminous, and open surfaces that emanate a mystic light,
in accordance with my deepest insight into the experience of life and nature.
- Hans Hofmann

Unless you are a genius, it is best to aim at being intelligible.
- Anthony Hope

Realistically, we could aim for the top three in the
constructors championship.
Realistically, we could look at winning more races.
Three race wins would be very satisfying.
- Damon Hill

The aim of life is appreciation; there is no sense
in not appreciating things;
and there is no sense in having more of them if you
have less appreciation of them.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure,
but to avoid pain.
- Aristotle

Having an aim is the key to achieving your best.
- Henry J. Kaiser

The leader must aim high, see big, judge widely,
thus setting himself apart form the ordinary people
who debate in narrow confines.
- Charles de Gaulle

Man becomes weak or ill by accident as a consequence
of the lack of resources.
Even the most severally ill patients must be treated
with the aim of restoring their health.
- Michael Servetus

I aim my arrangements at what will fit and colorfully
frame the song in the best way possible.
- Les Baxter

The aim and final end of all music should be none other
than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.
- Johannes Sebastian Bach

It is my aim, and every effort bent,
that the sum and history of my life,
which in the same sentence is my obit and epitaph too,
shall be them both: He made the books and he died.
- William Faulkner

One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many;
three are hardly possible.
Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life,
a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.
- Brooks Adams

I aim to tell the truth about any subject,
not a romance or fantasy, not avoid the truth.
- Anita Desai

The aim of the poet, or other artist,
is first to make something; and it's impossible to
make something out of words and not communicate.
- James Schuyler

Keep a cool head and maintain a low profile.
Never take the lead - but aim to do something big.
- Deng Xiaoping

Usefulness!
It is not a fascinating word, and the quality is not
one of which the aspiring spirit can dream o' nights,
yet on the stage it is the first thing to aim at.
- Ellen Terry

A goal is not always meant to be reached,
it often serves simply as something to aim at.
- Bruce Lee

Better have failed in the high aim, as I,
Than vulgarly in the low aim succeed As,
God be thanked!
I do not.
- Robert Browning Hamilton

The aim of a college education is to teach you to know
a good man when you see one.
- William James

Of course the barbarians' aim of world domination has
not escaped the attention of the Europeans,
perhaps because unlike us they are closer to the walls.
- Barbara Amiel

The very aim and end of our institutions is just this:
that we may think what we like and say what we think.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed
(and hence clamorous to be led to safety)
by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins,
all of them imaginary.
- H. L. Mencken

Greatly begin.
Though thou have time, but for a line,
be that sublime.
Not failure, but low aim is crime.
- James Russell Lowell

The aim of marketing is to know and understand the
customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself.
- Peter Drucker

In seeking absolute truth we aim at the unattainable
and must be content with broken portions.
- William Osler

The real killers in the business world aren't the ones who aim for the top,
it's the ones who aim for two notches below the top.
- Doug Coupland

Unless one is a genius, it is best to aim at being intelligible.
- Anthony Hope

Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.
- Plutarch

What is your aim in philosophy? To show the fly the
way out of the fly-bottle.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

We take people to the threshold of religion.
Our aim is to induce immediate experience that is beyond the odd,
beyond the strange, and beyond the weird.
It verges on the wholly other.
- Larry Harvey

We aim to express the passion of our members in something
actionable that we can all in fact do.
- Joan Blades

It will take very sophisticated marketing to achieve
our aim of bringing more black people into the theater.
- Alvin Ailey

The ultimate aim of the human mind, in all its efforts,
is to become acquainted with Truth.
- Eliza Farnham

Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.
- Karl Von Clausewitz

An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

One must always say things that aim to interest,
because in the world one must after all pay for one's keep.
- Mary MacLane


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