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

Related topics: Motivational Values

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

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 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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The aim of our studies is to prove that color is the
most relative means of artistic expression,
that we never really perceive what color is physically.
- Josef Albers

Adulthood is the ever-shrinking period between childhood and old age.
It is the apparent aim of modern industrial societies
to reduce this period to a minimum.
- Thomas Szasz

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 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

The aim and the idea of the Four Year Plan were and
remain entirely correct and necessary!
- Hjalmar Schacht

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

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

To follow, without halt, one aim: that's the secret of success.
- Anna Pavlova

The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware,
joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.
- Henry Miller

My aim was to safeguard justice, without doing harm to our war effort.
- Hans Frank

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

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

When I was teaching at Harvard in the 1970s,
I went to Project Incorporated in Cambridge and took photography classes.
I didn't even know how to aim the camera in those days.
- Ann Beattie

If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The aim of law is the maximum gratification of the nervous system of man.
- Learned Hand

The aim of my life is the overthrow of monarchy.
- Karl Liebknecht

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

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

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

Money is not our primary aim.
Changing the behavior and the practice of the gun industry is.
- Marc Morial

I still believe that if your aim is to change the world,
journalism is a more immediate short-term weapon.
- Tom Stoppard

The true aim of everyone who aspires to be a teacher should be,
not to impart his own opinions, but to kindle minds.
- Frederick William Robertson

Not failure, but low aim, is crime.
- James Russell Lowell

Life is very nice, but it lacks form.
It's the aim of art to give it some.
- Jean Anouilh

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

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

Moreover, war has become a thing potentially so terrible
and destructive that it should have been the common
aim of statesmen to put an end to it forever.
- Arthur Henderson

I aim for a lifetime full of movies.
- Salma Hayek

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

Don't bunt.
Aim out of the ball park.
Aim for the company of immortals.
- David Ogilvy

A scientist's aim in a discussion with his colleagues is not to persuade,
but to clarify.
- Leo Szilard

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

Next in importance to having a good aim is to recognize
when to pull the trigger.
- David Letterman

A boy carries out suggestions more wholeheartedly when
he understands their aim.
- Robert Baden-Powell

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

My aim is to play as many games as possible and to
go out and be one of the 11 players again.
- Dennis Bergkamp

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

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

All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim,
have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high,
one which sometimes seemed impossible.
- Orison Swett Marden

Aim for the moon.
If you miss, you may hit a star.
- W. Clement Stone

Whether the aim is in heaven or on earth,
wisdom or wealth, the essential condition of its pursuit
and attainment is always security and order.
- Johan Huizinga

My life has no purpose, no direction,
no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy.
I can't figure it out.
What am I doing right?
- Charles M. Schulz

The aim of flattery is to soothe and encourage us by
assuring us of the truth of an opinion we have already formed about ourselves.
- Edith Sitwell

Many have said of Alchemy, that it is for the making of gold and silver.
For me such is not the aim, but to consider only what
virtue and power may lie in medicines.
- Paracelsus

Money is a strange business.
People who haven't got it aim it strongly.
People who have are full of troubles.
- Ayrton Senna

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

You don't have to be a wreck.
You don't have to be sick.
One's aim in life should be to die in good health.
Just like a candle that burns out.
- Jeanne Moreau

Your aim will be knowledge and wisdom,
not the reflected glamour of fame.
- Abbott L. Lowell

The Palestinian Rifle is ready and we will aim it if
they try to prevent us from praying in Jerusalem.
- Yasser Arafat

Aim for the sky and you'll reach the ceiling.
Aim for the ceiling and you'll stay on the floor.
- Bill Shankly


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