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Better have failed in the high aim, as I, Than vulgarly in the low aim succeed As, God be thanked! I do not.
To desire and strive to be of some service to the world, to aim at doing something which shall really increase the happiness and welfare and virtue of mankind - this is a choice which is possible for all of us; and surely it is a good haven to sail for.
Henry Van Dyke
What is your aim in philosophy? To show the fly the way out of the fly-bottle.
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
We aim in the domain of politics at republicanism; in the domain of economics at socialism; in the domain of what is today called religion, at atheism.
My aim is just to make good music every single time.
My ultimate aim is to make euthanasia a positive experience.
The aim of law is the maximum gratification of the nervous system of man.
I think you should aim for the stars - and hopefully avoid ending up in the clouds!
Nothing can express the aim and meaning of our work better than the profound words of St. Augustine - 'Beauty is the splendor of Truth.'
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
John Kennedy really did extend the reach of the American people and said, like Lincoln said in a way, that our reach is farther than our grasp - and we should aim high.
A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself; his aim is so exalted that riches, office, fortune and favour cannot satisfy him.
I want to be motivational and inspirational for everybody: my big aim is more women on bicycles.
In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
Henry David Thoreau
The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.
Don't bunt. Aim out of the ball park. Aim for the company of immortals.
Do not let it be your aim to be something, but to be someone.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Passive righteousness tells us that God does not need our good works. Active righteousness tells us that our neighbor does. The aim and direction of good works are horizontal, not vertical.
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
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
Stride forward with a firm, steady step knowing with a deep, certain inner knowing that you will reach every goal you set yourselves, that you will achieve every aim .
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.
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
I believe in originality, primarily. However, it's important to know what there has been before to aim in that direction. Art history informs us. It informs our mind. I like to look at books, exhibitions, paintings, as a computer, subconsciously taking on information.
I have an aim - I have a clear aim in my mind, and the aim is that I do not like what I see in Indian politics; it is something that is inside my heart.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.
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