Quotation Explorer - 'Aim'

Believe me I do understand and I am disgusted by the idea that we should aim for any less for a child from a poor background than a rich one. - David Cameron
Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood...Make big plans, aim high in hope and work. - Daniel H. Burnham
Vice...Virtue...It's not good to be too moral. You cheat yourself out of too much life. Aim above morality.
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
Always aim for achievement, and forget about success. - Helen Hayes
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
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
...aim to look good naked...and more often than not, everything will fall in place - fitness, health, you name it! - The Fitness Doc
If a novel's salient aim is virtue, I want to throw it against the wall. - Cynthia Ozick
The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think--rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men.
Aim deliberately at goal and stay focus to fulfill it. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don't just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won't happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you'll love it up here. - Donald J. Trump
I would rather aim high and miss the mark than low and make it. - Auliq Ice
A significant factor often overlooked by those considering the failure of drug policy is the general aim of deflecting or assigning responsibility away from the policy-makers and the ‘moral-majority. - Daniel Waterman
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.
A fanatic is someone who redoubles his efforts when he has forgotten his aim.
My one aim was to do a thing well and to excel if possible. - Josephine demott Robinson
Humanity is kind to its respond, aim for distinction, can be measured by its deeds. - Kishore Bansal
The ultimate aim of reading or writing poetry is to enrich one's life experience. - Marty Rubin
In the long run, you hit only what you aim at: Therefore aim high. - Henry David Thoreau
The aim here is not to separate fact from fantasy but to show how each embodies a distinct class of knowledge and how one is deeply implicated in the other. - Constance Penley
The sky is the limit... for some people aim higher nothing is impossible. - Demi Lovato
When we aim for Holiness and a true fellowship of God in our own personal lives, then only we really understand what we actually stand for in our Christian life. - Santosh Thankachan
And right action is freedom from past and future also.For most of us, this is the aim never to be realized. Who are only undefeated because we have gone on trying. "The Dry Salvages - T.S. Eliot
Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. - Dr. David M. Burns
In the long run you only hit what you aim at. Therefore, though you should fail immediately, you had better aim at something high. - Henry David Thoreau
Don't aim at success - the more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue... as the unintended side-effect of one's personal dedication to a course greater than oneself. - Viktor Frankl
Every skill and every inquiry, and similarly every action and rational choice, is thought to aim at some good; and so the good had been aptly described as that at which everything aims. - Aristotle
There comes a moment in each of our lives when the control that keeps us sane slips through our fingers. Most of us aim to seize it back. The best way to fight chaos is with chaos. - Emily Thorne
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
Journalism is just a gun. It's only got one bullet in it, but if you aim right, that's all you need. Aim it right and you can blow a kneecap off the world. - Warren Ellis
Like a father with his daughter, the writist plays peek-a-boo with the world. His aim is to evoke that sweet smile, the one that says "i remember you. I am glad you are here again". - D.A. Botta
A man must...not be content to do things well, but must also aim to do them gracefully. - Giovanni della Casa
AIM BIG,THINK DEEP,WORK HARD,YOU WIN! - PRIYANSHU JOSHI
The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. - Michelangelo Buonarroti
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at. - Bruce Lee
Aim deliberately at goal. - Lailah Gifty Akita
If you aim to be the best then it's essential to evolve constantly, learn from past mistakes, look for new opportunities and have the flexibility to implement improved processes and solutions along the way. - Mark Gallagher
In all debates, let truth be thy aim, not victory, or an unjust interest. - William Penn
The foreign policy aim of ants can be summed up as follows: restless aggression, territorial conquest, and genocidal annihilation of neighboring colonies whenever possible. If ants had nuclear weapons, they would probably end the world in a week. - Bert Hölldobler, Edward Wilson
Make this poor self grow less and less, Be Thou my life and aim ; Oh, make me daily, through Thy grace, More worthy of Thy name. - Johann Kaspar Lavater
Praise can be your most valuable asset as long as you don't aim it at yourself. - O.A. Battista
Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something. - Henry David Thoreau
Aim high to achieve excellence. Be determined to succeed. Use self-discipline to achieve golden excellence. - Mark F. LaMoure
The aim of interpretation is not agreement but understanding - Donald Davidson
The most dangerous madmen are those created by religion, and ... people whose aim is to disrupt society always know how to make good use of them on occasion. - Denis Diderot
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
Aim at a high mark and you'll hit it. No, not the first time, nor the second time. Maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect. - Annie Oakley
A dog has one aim in life... to bestow his heart. - J.R. Ackerley
Life`s a gift, aim for the sky - Juma Iraki
My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way. - Ernest Hemingway
A short story is a writer's way of thinking through experience... Journalism aims at accuracy, but fiction's aim is truth. The writer distorts reality in the interest of a larger truth. - John L'Heureux
While one should always study the method of a great artist, one should never imitate his manner. The manner of an artist is essentially individual, the method of an artist is absolutely universal. The first is personality, which no one should copy; the second is perfection, which all should aim at. - Oscar Wilde
In Kyudo philosophy, you don't aim--you become one with the target. Then, in fact, there's nothing to aim at. I find it works well with women, too. Give it a try. - Martin Sage and Sybil Adelman
The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think - rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with the thoughts of other men. - James Beattie
No society can prosper if it aims at making things easier-instead it should aim at making people stronger!! - Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad
It is not enough to aim; you must hit. - Italian Proverb
Aim to be the blue ribbon best. Have high standards and work to be exceptional. Develop yourself from practice to be a winner at what you do. - Mark F. LaMoure
Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither. - C. S. Lewis
To me, science is an expression of the human spirit, which reaches every sphere of human culture. It gives an aim and meaning to existence as well as a knowledge, understanding, love, and admiration for the world. It gives a deeper meaning to morality and another dimension to esthetics. - Isidor Isaac Rabi
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
My God! The English language is a form of communication! Conversation isn't just crossfire where you shoot and get shot at! Where you've got to duck for your life and aim to kill! Words aren't only bombs and bullets —no, they're little gifts, containing meanings! - Philip Roth
Aim to be the blue ribbon best. Develop yourself from practice, to become exceptional. Raise your standards and be the best. - Mark F. LaMoure
To live without an aim is to wander in a wilderness. - Radhe Maa
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 civil involvement of the church is a spiritual tactic aim at defeating the forces of darkness. - Sunday Adelaja
The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware. - Henry Miller
Be self-responsible. Avoid dependency on other people. Aim at being the most successful person you can be. Read about great, successful people. Learn to think great thoughts and work to become an excellent person. - Mark F. LaMoure
When you aim for the stars even if you fail you’ll be a falling star, and that’s still wish-granting material. - Kevin Focke
Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood.... Make big plans... aim high in hope and work. - Daniel H. Burnham
AIM, n. The task we set our wishes to. "Cheer up! Have you no aim in life?" She tenderly inquired. "An aim? Well, no, I haven't, wife; The fact is -- I have fired." G.J. - Ambrose Bierce
World trends are changing at an increasing pace.Does that mean you need to move faster to achieve your goals? No...you don't have to match the speed of your prey. You just need to stop chasing and start anticipating. Don't aim for where your target is...focus on where it will be. - Sola Kosoko
It always feels good and comforting to relax whilst there is work to be done but, it feels fulfilling to work hard, overcome slothfulness and challenges with tenacity and achieve your aim when you should have relaxed - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
The size of action has no value but its aim. - Alireza Salehi Nejad
A prince should therefore have no other aim or thought, nor take up any other thing for his study but war and it organization and discipline, for that is the only art that is necessary to one who commands. - Niccolo Machiavelli
The aim of science is not to open the door to infinite wisdom, but to set a limit to infinite error. - Bertolt Brecht
When you aim for the stars even if you fail you’ll be a falling star, and that’s wish-fulfilling material. - Kevin Focke
Aim towards enemy." - instructions on U.S. rocket launcher - U.S. instruction manual
Aim at the ground, you'll never miss. - Kristine Thomas
The aim of language...is to communicate...to impart to others the results one has obtained...As I talk, I reveal the situation...I reveal it to myself and to others in order to change it. - Jean-Paul Sartre
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous. - Plato
EPICURE, n. An opponent of Epicurus, an abstemious philosopher who, holding that pleasure should be the chief aim of man, wasted no time in gratification from the senses. - Ambrose Bierce
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 ethics of psychiatric therapy is the very negation of the ethics of political liberty. The former embraces absolute power, provided it is used to protect and promote the patient's mental health. The latter rejects absolute power, regardless of its aim or use. - Thomas Szasz
Dear young aspiring leader, one day you will be in a position of power. That shouldn't let you enslave nor look down upon others, but aim to influence change for the benefit of future generations. - Gugu Mona
FOR BEING A SUCESSFUL PERSON, ONE NEEDS TO HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF DIVERSIFIED FEILDS. IT WILL IMPROVE YOUR THOUGHTS AND GIVES YOU CREATIVE IDEAS. YOUR VISION WILL BE BROADER AND AIM WILL BE HIGH. WHAT IT NEEDS TO HAVE CONFIDENCE IN YOU! - PRIYANSHU JOSHI
It's the easiest thing in the world to get to California-you just aim yourself west and start walking. - Rae Carson
Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well. - Mahatma Gandhi
There is no future in the past and there is no real hope in the future, only regrets, worries, plans and aim for the best. - Auliq Ice
It seems symbolic of this all-pervading unpredictability that those engaged in the perfection of the means of destruction have finally brought about a level of technical development where their aim, namely warfare, is on the point of disappearing altogether. - Hanna Arendt
Wit is so shining a quality that everybody admires it; most people aim at it, all people fear it, and few love it unless in themselves. - Lord Chesterfield
One should guard against preaching to young people success in the customary form as the main aim in life. The most important motive for work in school and in life is pleasure in work, pleasure in its result, and the knowledge of the value of the result to the community. - Albert Einstein
A circle's unity and never ending smoothness is how we can aim to feel inside. Smooth, gentle, accepted, no rough edges, only love for all parts of our selves. - Amy Leigh Mercree
Great goals make great people. People cannot hit what they do not aim for. - Roy Bennett
Everything has changed. . . except the way we think. The aim [of education] must be the training of independently acting and thinking individuals, who, however, see in the service of community their highest life problems - Albert Einstein
Don’t aim to break the glass ceiling; aim to shatter it. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Desperately struggling, kicking down other people.Stealing the stolen, while repeating your reasons over and over.And even so, you aim for the horizon over the hills.That's why humans are so interesting... - Yana Toboso
Aim high, aim at the highest, and all lower aims are thereby achieved. It is looking below on the stormy sea of differences that makes you sink. Look up, beyond these and see the One Glorious Real, and you are saved. - Ramana Maharshi
If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever. - Thomas Aquinas
An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding. - Robert Louis Stevenson
Be self-responsible. Be less dependent on other people. Aim at being the most responsible person you can be. Read about great, successful leaders. Learn to think great thoughts and work to be an excellent person. - Mark F. LaMoure
Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim Wisdom the source of virtue, and of fame, Obtained with labor, for mankind employed, And then, when most you share it, best enjoyed. - Alfred North Whitehead
Prayer is not a court hearing, so when you pray don't aim to prove before God how others wronged you; because He knows every heart already. - Gugu Mona
He says gods like to see an atheist around. Gives them something to aim at. - Terry Pratchett
Aim for what u want and the year will all make a sense. - Cecelia Ahern
Corruption ultimately guilts the corrupt, and it hardens the innocent who suffer as a result of it. It isn't the young who corrupt the old, rather it's the inverse.The aim of the old should be to ensure that the young grow up incorruptible. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
Aim for happiness because if you keep looking to reach perfection, you're never going to appreciate anything. - Karen A. Baquiran
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. - Aristotle
Sir, it is not God who will assemble us on the battlefield, nor position our troops, nor place the cannon, and it is not God who will aim the musket.
The great aim of education is not knowledge but action. - Herbert Spencer
God created each of us with different traits and characteristics, but regardless of what they may be, know that He made you perfect and has equipped you with every tool to accomplish your purpose in life. Aim High and Dream Big! - Augusta DeJuan Hathaway
The plain fact is that education is itself a form of propaganda - a deliberate scheme to outfit the pupil, not with the capacity to weigh ideas, but with a simple appetite for gulping ideas ready-made. The aim is to make 'good' citizens, which is to say, docile and uninquisitive citizens. - H.L. Mencken
Could it be that different political views, different religions and even scientific theories had been looking at our reality from different angles? If so, we should not accept or prefer one over the other, but instead we must aim to draw the best out of each view. - Ardiana Bani Cohn
Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about. - W.H. Auden
Aim and hit the target of excellence, with constant practice. Make success happen, by working to be the best at what you do. - Mark F. LaMoure
The aim (of education) must be the training of independently acting and thinking individuals who, however, can see in the service to the community their highest life achievement. - Albert Einstein
Every writer should know their target. Aim for the heart ~ hit that and all which follows is sheer ecstasy. - Muse
The aim of science is to discover and illuminate truth. And that, I take it, is the aim of literature, whether biography or history... It seems to me, then, that there can be no separate literature of science. - Rachel Carson
As a writer: Aim toward becoming keen through a looking glass limn perspective on evoking pleasure of the senses with STRONG VERBS. - JT Sanz
Terrorism is the use of violence or intimidation in the pursuit of a political aim. The highest political aim is the creation and enforcement of law. Cops use violence and intimidation to enforce law. Therefore, all cops are, by definition, terrorists. - Dane Whalen
I can think of no more worthwhile aim than pursuing mastery in this craft while transcending one’s own limitations. - Chris Matakas
One shouldn't forget his goal ever, whether he has to lose his personality on way to get it. Because to recognize aim and to achieve it, is the real life. - M.H. Rakib
Pulling together is the aim of despotism and tyranny. Free men pull in all kinds of directions. - Terry Pratchett
You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word. It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival. - Winston S. Churchill
It occurs to me it is not so much the aim of the devil to lure me with evil as it is to preoccupy me with the meaningless. - Donald Miller
Looking into the spirit of others is sometimes like looking into a pond. Though we aim to see what's deep in the bottom, we are often distracted by our own reflection. - Katina Ferguson
Always strive to aim for the highest peak of the goals in life you have set, this way if you manage to reach even half way toward a goal, landing in the middle is not such a bad place to end up. - Victoria Addino
Aim at the sun, and you may not reach it; but your arrow will fly far higher than if aimed at an object on a level with yourself. - Joel Hawes
Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim. - George Santayana
An aim of an argument should be progress, but progress ultimately means little without victory.
We're all playing melody against each other. our aim is to get so far away from the original line that your playing something that's never been heard before.
Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into a even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill- designed for the purpose.
Love is when unknowingly I am moving to a world of no return, Where my desire and your fragrance together burnall your thoughts in canvas of my mind and soulturns in to a masterpiece as my life's aim and goal looks I am taken over and over away by you showering in me as a rain of you and only you - Seema Gupta
Oh! to shoot for the stars if feels right. Aim for my heart if it feels right. - Maroon 5
Lying, the telling of beautiful untrue things, is the proper aim of Art. - Oscar Wilde
The aim of the liar is simply to charm, to delight, to give pleasure. - Oscar Wilde
You can't attack the giants in your life, if you are not aiming to strike and hit the target. You can't run a race in vain, if you have no plans to win or finish it. Start, strive and aim high...never give up. Your best is yet to come! - Kemi Sogunle
We aim above the mark to hit the mark. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Despair is the price one pays for setting oneself an impossible aim. - Graham Greene
The aim of totalitarian education has never been to instill convictions but to destroy the capacity to form any. - Hannah Arendt
Don’t stoop, don’t stop & don’t be tired in front of any circumstances; with continuous efforts & self introspection aim so high that shall take you to the top of the world - Vitthal Mane
My aim is to argue that the universe can come into existence without intervention, and that there is no need to invoke the idea of a Supreme Being in one of its numerous manifestations. - Peter Atkins
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
The voice of jealousy strikes from those who aim to hurt you, not those who love you! - Dee Waldeck
The aim of science is to make difficult things understandable in a simpler way; the aim of poetry is to state simple things in an incomprehensible way. The two are incompatible. - Paul A.M. Dirac
the ultimate aim of government is not to rule, or restrain by fear, nor to exact obedience, but to free every man from fear that he may live in all possible security... In fact the true aim of government is liberty. - Baruch Spinoza
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
Providence has nothing good or high in store for one who does not resolutely aim at something high or good. A purpose is the eternal condition of success.
Far from failing in its intended task, our educational system is in fact succeeding magnificently because its aim is to keep the American people thoughtless enough to go on supporting the system. - Richard Mitchell
my whole authorship pertains to Christianity, to the issue: becoming a Christian, with direct and indirect polemical aim at that enormous illusion, Christendom-- Soren Kierkegaard "The Point of View for My Work as an Author, (The Single Individual) - Soren kierkagaard
Bring your dreams into reality. Believe in yourself. You know you have what it takes to make your dreams come true. Start now and work with ambition for total success. Aim high and make it happen. - Mark F. LaMoure
It is not that we love to be alone, but that we love to soar, and when we do soar, the company grows thinner and thinner until there is none at all. …We are not the less to aim at the summits though the multitude does not ascend them. - Henry David Thoreau
The full length of a frog doesn't have to be seen when it's dead. It has to be seen when it jumps. Aim for greater heights always. - Constance Chuks Friday
(the modern writer’s aim is) general revelation by suggestion (and) making a very tiny part do for a whole. - Seán Ó Faoláin
The final aim of any temptation is to bring a person back into the kingdom of darkness. - Sunday Adelaja
In seeking absolute truth we aim at the unattainable and must be content with broken portions. - William Osler
Success needs you to give yourself goals to aim for. - Auliq Ice
I shall know but one country. The ends I aim at shall be my country, my God & Truth. I was born an American; I live an American; I shall die an American. - Daniel Webster
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. - Aristotle
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
I myself not dwells, the only people are dwells in underlying aim of my each work. - Tanmaya Guru
If you have fallen down, you cannot go further down, so pick yourself up and aim high, you've got nothing to lose. - Unarine Ramaru
To accomplish the best you can, first aim for the best you can't. - Moffat Machingura
The real spiritual leader is focused on the service he and she can render to God and other people, not on the residuals and perks of high office or holy title. We must aim to put more into life than we take out. - J. Oswald Sanders
Common aim is stronger than blood. - G.I. Gurdjieff
Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably will themselves not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die.
Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something. - Henry David Thoreau
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
Toward the accomplishment of an aim, which in wantonness of atrocity would seem to partake of the insane, he will direct a cool judgement, sagacious and sound. These men are madmen, and of the most dangerous sort. - Herman Melville
The future of mankind is going to be decided within the next two generations, and there are two absolute requisites: We must aim at a stable-state society [with limited population growth] and the destruction of nuclear stockpiles. Otherwise I don't see how we can survive much later than 2050. - Jacques Monod
The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul. - Johann Sebastian Bach
Since we aim for a healthy life for all, we should teach young girls that their worth can't be validated by dating older rich men, because that is risky for their health. Until we change certain perceptions in society, we will keep fighting the same battles. - Gugu Mona
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