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"The aim of living is life itself." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

"Self-preservation is the central aim of all life-activities." - Boris Sidis

"Harmony of aim, not identity of conclusion, is the secret of sympathetic life." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Harmony of aim, not identity of conclusion, is the secret of a sympathetic life." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"All art is immortal. For emotion for the sake of emotion is the aim of art, and emotion for the sake of action is the aim of life." - Oscar Wilde

"My aim in life isn't so much the pursuit of happiness as the happiness of pursuit." - Charles Saatchi

"The ascent is the aim of your life and to perfect it is your job." - Nirmala Srivastava

"The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means." - William Faulkner

"Happiness is man's greatest aim in life. Tranquility and rationality are the cornerstones of happiness." - Epicurus

"The tragedy of this life is not failure, but low aim." - Benjamin E Mays

"That's been my sort of aim in life, to never miss an opportunity." - Kiri Te Kanawa

"But to believe that getting stuff is the purpose and aim of life is madness." - Hubert Selby Jr

"All art is immoral.... For emotion for the sake of emotion is the aim of art, and emotion for the sake of action is the aim of life, and of that practical organization of life that we call society." - Oscar Wilde

"The true aim of our Christian life consists in the acquisition of the Holy Spirit of God." - Seraphim of Sarov

"It is important that an aim never be defined in terms of activity or methods. It must always relate directly to how life is better for everyone. . . . The aim of the system must be clear to everyone in the system. The aim must include plans for the future. The aim is a value judgment." - W Edwards Deming

"The aim of spiritual life is to awaken a joyful freedom, a benevolent and compassionate heart in spite of everything." - Jack Kornfield

"Marriage is the aim and end of all sensible girls, because it is the meaning of life." - Elinor Glyn

"Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence." - Aristotle

"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 of life was meat. Life itself was meat. Life lived on life. There were the eaters and the eaten." - Jack London

"The education of even a small child, therefore, does not aim at preparing him for school, but for life." - Maria Montessori

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

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

"It is important that an aim never be defined in terms of activity or methods. It must always relate directly to how life is better for everyone.... The aim of the system must be clear to everyone in the system." - W Edwards Deming

"It is a terrible thing to be happy! How pleased we are with it! How all-sufficient we think it! How, being in possession of the false aim of life, happiness, we forget the true aim, duty!" - Victor Hugo

"Cultivated leisure is the aim of man." - Oscar Wilde

"Individuality is the aim of political liberty" - James F Cooper

"Character development is the aim of education." - Anonymous

"If your aim is life is pursuing truth, one of the things you might want to study is why deception is so common in life." - Eugene Burger

"My aim in life is never to be skinny." - Adele

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

"My aim in life is not to judge." - Jeanne Moreau

"The aim of education is growth: the aim of growth is more growth" - John Dewey

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

"At the center of care for the heart is the love of God. This must be the joyful aim of our life." - Dallas Willard

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

"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

"An aimless life is always a troubled life. Every individual should have an aim. But do not forget that the quality of your aim will depend the quality of your life. Your aim should be high and wide, generous and disinterested; this will make your life precious to yourself and to others. Whatever your ideal, it cannot be perfectly realized unless you have realized perfection in yourself." - Sri Aurobindo

"The aim of life is to be fully born, though its tragedy is that most of us die before we are thus born." - Erich Fromm

"The aim (of education) must be the training of independently acting and thinking individuals who, however, see in the service to the community their highest life problem." - Albert Einstein

"Civic participants don't aim to make life better merely for members of the group. They want to improve even the lives of people who never participate..." - Clay Shirky

"In this world laws are written for the lofty aim of "the common good" and then acted out in life on the basis of the common greed." - Saul Alinsky

"Genuine inner freedom is the ultimate aim of life. It is the unspoken goal of every thought you have and every action you take." - David Simon

"The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly - that is what each of us is here for." - Oscar Wilde

"The true college will ever have but one goal - not to earn meat, but to know the end and aim of that life which meat nourishes." - W E B Du Bois

"The aim of art is almost divine: to bring to life again if it is writing history, to create if it is writing poetry." - Victor Hugo

"A man who could not see the end of his"provisional existence" was not able to aim at an ultimate goal in life." - Viktor E Frankl

"We find that the more a cultivated reason devotes itself to the aim of enjoying life and happiness, the further does man get away from true contentment." - Immanuel Kant

"It is important that an aim never be defined in terms of a specific activity or method. It must always relate to a better life for everyone." - W Edwards Deming

"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

"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

"The person who fears God seeks to live all of life to the glory of God... All the activities of life should be pursued with the aim of glorifying God." - Jerry Bridges

"The test of the life of a saint is not success, but faithfulness in human life as it actually is. We will set up success in Christian work as the aim; the aim is to manifest the glory of God in human life, to live the life hid with Christ in God in human conditions. Our human relationships are the actual conditions in which the ideal life of God is to be exhibited." - Oswald Chambers

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

"Aim above morality. If you apply that to life, then youre bound to live life fully." - Ruth Gordon

"The aim of marketing is to make selling superfluous." - Peter Drucker

"The aim of justice is to give everyone his due." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"The aim of art is to create space." - Frank Stella

"To be normal is the ultimate aim of the unsuccessful." - Carl Jung

"The chief aim of Interpretation is not instruction, but provocation." - Freeman Tilden

"The aim of fiction is absolute and honest truth." - Anton Chekhov

"The sole aim of journalism should be service." - Mahatma Gandhi

"I'm a ready-shoot-aim kind of gal." - Mariska Hargitay

"The aim of all spiritual practice is love." - Sathya Sai Baba

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

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

"Because a work does not aim at reproducing natural appearances it is not, therefore, an escape from life - but may be a penetration into reality...as expression of the significance of life, a stimulation to greater effort in living." - Henry Moore

"Each man has to seek out his own special aptitude for a higher life in the midst of the humble and inevitable reality of daily existence. Than this, there can be no nobler aim in life." - Maurice Maeterlinck

"Other animals do not need a purpose in life. A contradiction to itself, the human animal cannot do without one. Can we not think of the aim of life as being simply to see?" - John N. Gray

"Our ultimate aim in life is not to be healthy, wealthy, prosperous, or problem free. Our ultimate aim in life is to bring glory to God." - Anne Graham Lotz

"Life is a mission. Every other definition of life is false, and leads all who accept it astray. Religion, science, philosophy, though still at variance upon many points, all agree in this, that every existence is an aim." - Giuseppe Mazzini

"The aim of Positive Psychology is to catalyze a change in psychology from a preoccupation only with repairing the worst things in life to also building the best qualities in life." - Martin Seligman

"If you allow one little sin to creep into your life, and think it doesn't matter, it will grow and grow until it affects your whole spiritual life, deflecting you from your primary aim of serving God." - Angus Buchan

"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

"The aim is to postpone frailty, postpone degenerative disease, debilitation and so on and thereby shorten the period at the end of life, which is passed in a decrepit or disabled state, while extending life as a whole." - Aubrey De Grey

"Do not aim low, you will miss the mark. Aim high and you will be on a threshold of bliss." - B.K.S. Iyengar

"Prayer, fasting, vigils, and all other Christian practices, however good they may be in themselves, certainly do not constitute the aim of our Christian life: they are but the indispensable means of attaining that aim. For the true aim of the Christian life is the acquisition of the Holy Spirit of God. As for fasts, vigils, prayer and almsgiving, and other good works done in the name of Christ, they are only the means of acquiring the Holy Spirit of God. Note well that it is only good works done in the name of Christ that bring us the fruits of the Spirit." - Seraphim of Sarov

"A state is an association of similar persons whose aim is the best life possible. What is best is happiness, and to be happy is an active exercise of virtue and a complete employment of it." - Aristotle

"Would that the simple maxim, that honesty is the best policy, might be laid to heart; that a sense of the true aim of life might elevate the tone of politics and trade till public and private honor became identical." - Margaret Fuller

"The most intimate motions within the depths of our souls are not completely our own. For they belong also to our friends, to humankind, to the universe, and the Ground of all being, the aim of our life." - Paul Tillich

"Life only avails, not the having lived. Power ceases in the instant of repose; it resides in the moment of transition from a past to a new state, in the shooting of the gulf, in the darting to an aim" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly - that is what each of us is here for. People people have forgotten the highest of all duties, the duty that one owes to oneself." - Oscar Wilde

"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

"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." - Henry Adams

"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

"Would that the simple maxim, that honesty is the best policy, might be laid to heart; that a sense of the true aim of life might elevate the tone of politics and trade till public and private honor become identical." - Margaret Fuller

"Most people fail in life not because they aim too high and miss, but because they aim too low and hit." - Les Brown

"Your body, the only one you will ever have, is the foundation of your life. And it's either an anchor limiting your freedom and potential or a source of radiant energy, vitality and joy, elevating your life and the lives of those around you. It's your choice... will yours be a source of strength, from which you will impact the world, or an obstacle, preventing you from your dreams and desires? ... As my friend, NFL Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway is fond of saying,'If you're going to bother setting a goal, aim high!'... My advice to you, aim high; aim for strength." - Shawn Phillips

"Your body, the only one you will ever have, is the foundation of your life. And it's either an anchor limiting your freedom and potential or a source of radiant energy, vitality and joy, elevating your life and the lives of those around you. It's your choice... will yours be a source of strength, from which you will impact the world, or an obstacle, preventing you from your dreams and desires? ... As my friend, NFL Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway is fond of saying,'If you're going to bother setting a goal, aim high!'... My advice to you, aim high; aim for strength." - Shawn Phillips

"Your deliberate Chief Aim in life should be selected with deliberate care" - Napoleon Hill

"I have to learn that the aim in life is God's, not mine." - Oswald Chambers

"Have an aim in life - then don't forget to pull the trigger." - Anonymous

"A dog has one aim in life... to bestow his heart." - J. R. Ackerley

"That aim in life is highest which requires the highest and finest discipline." - Henry David Thoreau

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

"Life has no smooth road for any of us; and in the bracing atmosphere of a high aim the very roughness stimulates the climber to steadier steps, till the legend, over steep ways to the stars, fulfills itself." - William Croswell Doane

"Worst, when this sensualism intrudes into the education of young women, and withers the hope and affection of human nature, by teaching that marriage signifies nothing but a housewife's thrift, and that woman's life has no other aim." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"To have a vision of the cosmic plan, in which every form of life depends on directed movements which have effects beyond their conscious aim, is to understand the child's work and be able to guide it better." - Maria Montessori

"But at power or wealth, for the sake of which wars, and all kinds of strife, arise among mankind, we do not aim; we desire only our liberty, which no honorable man relinquishes but with his life." - Sallust

"One of the most powerful forces in the world is the will of men and women who believe in themselves, who dare to hope and aim high, who go confidently after the things they want from life." - Richard DeVos

"Cult: simply an extension of the idea that everyone's supreme aim in life is self- fulfillment and happiness and that one is entitled to wreck marriage, children and certainly one's health and sanity in pursuit of this." - Stephen Spender

"Love is the purification of the heart from self; it strengthens and ennobles the character, gives higher motives and a nobler aim to every action of life, and makes both man and woman strong, noble, and courageous." - Maria Jane Jewsbury

"The aim of life is no more to control the mind, but to develop it harmoniously; not to achieve salvation here after, but to make the best use of it here below" - Bhagat Singh

"The aim of the popularization of economic studies is not to make every man an economist. The idea is to equip the citizen for his civic functions in community life." - Ludwig Von Mises

"The Scriptures should be read with the aim of finding Christ in them. Whoever turns aside from this object, even though he wears himself out all his life in learning, he will never reach the knowledge of the truth." - John Calvin

"The man who pursues happiness wisely will aim at the possession of a number of subsidiary interests in addition to those central ones upon which his life is built." - Bertrand Russell

"It was not my aim to paint about the Negro in America in terms of propaganda. It is to depict the life of my people as I know it, passionately and dispassionately as Brueghel." - Romare Bearden

"How can those who possess all knowledge, which must include knowledge of life that is worth living, be interested in using knowledge only for the insignificant aim of making money?" - Rebecca Goldstein

"A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life." - Samuel Butler

"A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning the main aim of his life." - Samuel Butler

"The value of culture is its effect on character. It avails nothing unless it ennobles and strengthens that. Its use is for life. Its aim is not beauty but goodness." - W Somerset Maugham

"Romeo, of dead, should be cut up into little stars to make the heavens fine. Life, with this pair, has no other aim, asks no more,than Juliet,-than Romeo." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"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

"A being without an aim in life, or not possessing the requisite concentration of purpose to assist him in resisting temptation, is like a cork floating upon the water, driven hither and thither by every wind that blows." - Karl G Maeser

"No one knows where we are going, the aim of life has been forgotten, the end has been left behind. Man has set out at tremendous speed- to go nowhere." - Jacques Ellul

"There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second." - Logan Pearsall Smith

"Think and feel yourself there! To achieve any aim in life, you need to project the end-result. Think of the elation, the satisfaction, the joy! Carrying the ecstatic feeling will bring the desired goal into view." - Grace Speare

"The man who consecrates his hours By vig'rous effort and an honest aim, At once he draws the sting of life and death; He walks with nature and her paths are peace." - Edward Young

"The aim of the college, for the individual student, is to eliminate the need in his life for the college; the task is to help him become a self-educating man." - George Horace Lorimer

"The aim of the college, for the individual student, is to eliminate the need in his life for the college; the task is to help him become a self-educating man." - C Wright Mills

"There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and, after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second." - Logan Pearsall Smith

"As first a man cannot lay down the right of resisting them, that assault him by force, to take away his life; because he cannot be understood to aim thereby, at any Good to himself." - Thomas Hobbes

"The man who consecrates his hours by vigorous effort, and an honest aim, at once he draws the sting of life and Death; he walks with nature; and her paths are peace." - Edward Young

"Men who are engaged in public life must necessarily aim at reducing opposition to a minimum, and one of the most obvious means to that end is by misrepresenting, discrediting or ruining their opponents." - Frederick Scott Oliver

"If you watch animals objectively for any length of time, you're driven to the conclusion that their main aim in life is to pass on their genes to the next generation." - David Attenborough

"There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second." - Logan Pearsall Smith

"I work more now because at this time of my life I am not disturbed from my aim by outside pressures such as family, passionate relationships, dealing with 'who am I?' - those complications when one is searching for one's self." - Jeanne Moreau

"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

"The modern world is reversing the old virtues of authority. They aimed deliberately to make men unworldly. They did not aim to found society on a full use of the earth's resources; they did not aim to use the whole nature of man; they did not intend him to think out the full expression of his desires. Democracy is a turning point upon those ideals in a pursuit, at first unconsciously, of the richest life that men can devise for themselves." - Walter Lippmann

"The aim of life was meat. Life itself was meat. Life lived on life. There were the eaters and the eaten. The law was: EAT OR BE EATEN. He did not formulate the law in clear, set terms and moralize about it. He did not even think the law; he merely lived the law without thinking about it at all." - Jack London

"A system is a network of interdependent components that work together to try to accomplish the aim of the system. A system must have an aim. Without the aim, there is no system." - W Edwards Deming

"The aim of good prose words is to mean what they say. The aim of good poetical words is to mean what they do not say." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Two qualities are at the root of all meditation development: right effort and right aim-arousing effort to aim the mind toward the object." - Jack Kornfield

"Two qualities are at the root of all meditation development: right effort and right aim-arousing effort to aim the mind toward the object." - Jack Kornfield

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

"Perception of ideas, rather than the storing of them, should be the aim of education." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"The aim of education is the knowledge not of facts but of values." - William Ralph Inge

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

"The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values." - William Ralph Inge

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

"So you see,' said Stepan Arkadyich, 'you're a very wholesome man. That is your virtue and your defect. You have a wholesome character, and you want all of life to be made up of wholesome phenomena, but that doesn't happen. So you despise the activity of public service because you want things always to correspond to their aim, and that doesn't happen. You also want the activity of the individual man always to have an aim, that love and family life always be one. And that doesn't happen. All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life are made up of light and shade." - Leo Tolstoy

"Art is the way to the absolute and to the essence of human life. The aim of art is not the one-sided promotion of spirit, soul and senses, but the opening of all human capacities - thought, feeling, will - to the life rhythm of the world of nature. So will the voiceless voice be heard and the self be brought into harmony with it." - Bruce Lee

"What were we made for? To know God. What aim should we have in life? To know God. What is the eternal life that Jesus gives? To know God. What is the best thing in life? To know God. What in humans gives God most pleasure? Knowledge of himself." - J I Packer

"Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones." - Charles Caleb Colton

"The underlying aim of practice . .is to create certainty through the development of high-quality listening." - Howard Snell

"Lying, the telling of beautiful untrue things, is the proper aim of Art." - Oscar Wilde

"The aim of yoga is to calm the chaos of conflicting impulses" - B.K.S. Iyengar

"The condition of perfection is idleness: the aim of perfection is youth." - Oscar Wilde

"The one aim of these financiers is world control by the creation of inextinguishable debts." - Henry Ford



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