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Aiming Quotes

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One may miss the mark by aiming too high as too low.
- Thomas Fuller

Related topics: Motivational

Politicians also have no leisure, because they are
always aiming at something beyond political life itself,
power and glory, or happiness.
- Aristotle

Slight not what's near through aiming at what's far.
- Euripides

Pride is still aiming at the best houses:
Men would be angels,
angels would be gods.
Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell;
aspiring to be angels men rebel.
- Alexander Pope

 

I've always believed the greater danger is not aiming too high,
but too low, settling for a bogey rather than shooting for an eagle.
- Peter Scott

I'm aiming by the time I'm fifty to stop being an adolescent.
- Charles Caleb Colton

I'm aiming to become the white Oprah.
- Janice Dickinson

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There are only two things worth aiming for,
good music and a clean conscience.
- Paul Hindemith

I knew from an early age exactly what I wanted to do.
I wanted to be a musician and that was it.
It made life a lot easier knowing what I was aiming for.
- Dan Hawkins

Of all the things I've done, the most vital is coordinating
those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal.
- Walt Disney

The fear of hell, or aiming to be blest,
savors too much of private interest.
- Edmund Waller

I'm not aiming for the Nobel Peace Prize!
- Omar Bongo

For about ten years now, the struggle for democracy
and the respect of human rights has been in the focus point -
if not a commodity -
of political groups aiming to rise to power.
- Omar Bongo

I was aiming for the cooks that I've talked to by teaching
an online course and by traveling,
listening to people who are really busy and harried but want to be cooking.
- Sally Schneider

Nothing could be recorded in those days except by aiming
a movie camera at the television screen.
It was at least another 10 years before they had any
kind of recording medium.
- Nigel Kneale

It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first.
The very first condition of lasting happiness is that
a life should be full of purpose,
aiming at something outside self.
- Hugo Black

The only hope of socialism resides in those who have
already brought about in themselves,
as far as is possible in the society of today,
that union between manual and intellectual labor which
characterizes the society we are aiming at.
- Simone Weil

Toby not being there doesn't bother me,
I mean I can work with anybody as long as we get along
and as long as they've got an understanding of what
I want and what I'm aiming for.
To start with, when he left, it was difficult.
- Jay Kay

I think that when NASA works on a moon shot,
they know too well that all of the people working on
it must do their job at 110 percent.
Sometimes they probably put in 18 hour days,
but they're aiming for the moon, and that's what counts.
- Marvin Hamlisch

If you're doing something new you've got to have a vision.
You've got to have a perspective.
You've got to have some north star you're aiming for,
and you just believe somehow you'll get there,
which kind of gets to the passion point.
- Steve Case

We must have a theme, a goal, a purpose in our lives.
If you don't know where you're aiming,
you don't have a goal.
My goal is to live my life in such a way that when I die,
someone can say, she cared.
- Mary Kay Ash

Mainly as sort of blueprints for dealing with most
of the adults in their lives,
to some extent with their fellows.
It is this notion of aiming high and there's always hope,
aim low and you might as well stop now.
- Diana Wynne Jones

To pursue a so-called Third Way is foolish.
We had our experience with this in the 1960s when we
looked for a socialism with a human face.
It did not work, and we must be explicit that we are
not aiming for a more efficient version of a system that has failed.
- Vaclav Klaus

It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important
principle of life that the most likely way to reach
a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but
at some more ambitious goal beyond it.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim,
wisdom is the source of virtue and of fame;
obtained with labour,
for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it,
best enjoyed.
- Alfred North Whitehead

On the other hand, always aim to be the best in what you do and give 100%.
- Benjamin Cohen

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

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

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

Aim for the highest.
- Andrew Carnegie

My aim then was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride,
to follow them to their inmost recesses,
and make them fear and dread us.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

Perfection is a trifle dull.
It is not the least of life's ironies that this,
which we all aim at, is better not quite achieved.
- W. Somerset Maugham

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

The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.
- Herbert Spencer

Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at,
with originality, which they should never bother about.
- W. H. Auden

Look, I think if you talk down to a kid or aim specifically at a kid,
most kids aren't gonna like it, really,
because most kids can feel when you are being patronizing.
- Brad Bird

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

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

As a system of philosophy it is not like the Tower of Babel,
so daring its high aim as to seek a shelter against God's anger;
but it is like a pyramid poised on its apex.
- Adam Sedgwick

The aim of every artist is to arrest motion,
which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed
so that a hundred years later,
when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.
- William Faulkner

When Americans shoot movies they aim at the entire planet.
When the French make movies, they aim at Paris.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship,
he would keep it in port forever.
- Thomas Aquinas

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

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

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

Heterosexuality is dangerous.
It tempts you to aim at a perfect duality of desire.
- Marguerite Duras

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

My major aim in writing is to set out flags and issue wake-up calls.
- James Broughton

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

To aim at the best and to remain essentially ourselves
is one and the same thing.
- Janet Erskine Stuart

The aim of argument, or of discussion,
should not be victory, but progress.
- Joseph Joubert

Hire people who are better than you are,
then leave them to get on with it.
Look for people who will aim for the remarkable,
who will not settle for the routine.
- David Ogilvy


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