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

Tags: Forever, Keep  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

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

Tags: Pain, Wise  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

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

Tags: Appearance, Art  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction, and excessive solicitude about it often destroys its own aim.

Tags: Often, Times  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

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

Tags: Fail, Give  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

A boy carries out suggestions more wholeheartedly when he understands their aim.

Tags: Boy, Carries  ✍ Author: Robert Baden-Powell

A soul without a high aim is like a ship without a rudder.

Tags: High, Soul  ✍ Author: Eileen Caddy

If you aim at anything lower that is expecting your audience to be really alert and aware, then you're going to be caught out sooner or later as a composer.

Tags: Audience, Later  ✍ Author: Peter Maxwell Davies

You're dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids grown up, anyway.

Tags: Dead, Kids  ✍ Author: Walt Disney

The aim of the tests carried on with these syllable series was, by means of repeated audible perusal of the separate series, to so impress them that immediately afterward they could voluntarily be reproduced.

Tags: Means, Tests  ✍ Author: Hermann Ebbinghaus

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

Tags: Fail, Selfish  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

We aim above the mark to hit the mark.

Tags: Above, Hit  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

I aim to please. I'm nothing if not a vaudevillian.

Tags: Please  ✍ Author: Craig Ferguson

The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.

Tags: Character, Everyone  ✍ Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Tags: Law, System  ✍ Author: Learned Hand

My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.

Tags: Best, Put  ✍ Author: Ernest Hemingway

Do not let it be your aim to be something, but to be someone.

Tags: Someone  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something.

Tags: Ego, Motivational  ✍ Author: Muhammad Iqbal

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

Tags: Progress, Victory  ✍ Author: Joseph Joubert

Having an aim is the key to achieving your best.

Tags: Best, Key  ✍ Author: Henry J. Kaiser

Labor, in itself, is neither elevating or otherwise. It is the laborer's privilege to ennoble his work by the aim with which he undertakes it, and by the enthusiasm and faithfulness he puts into it.

Tags: Labor, Work  ✍ Author: Lucy Larcom

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

Tags: Goal, Often  ✍ Author: Bruce Lee
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If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it.

Tags: Above, Hit  ✍ Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Not failure, but low aim, is crime.

Tags: Crime, Failure  ✍ Author: James Russell Lowell

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

Tags: Life, Means  ✍ Author: Henry Miller

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

Tags: Ball, Company  ✍ Author: David Ogilvy

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.

Tags: Leave, Routine  ✍ Author: David Ogilvy

My aim is to make you look the best you can and if that means a little bit of internal pulling and hoisting up, then so be it.

Tags: Best, Means  ✍ Author: Bruce Oldfield

In seeking absolute truth we aim at the unattainable and must be content with broken portions.

Tags: Broken, Truth  ✍ Author: William Osler

Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.

Tags: Evil, Knowledge  ✍ Author: Sylvia Plath

Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.

Tags: Deeds, Great  ✍ Author: Sylvia Plath

I undertake the same project as Montaigne, but with an aim contrary to his own: for he wrote his Essays only for others, and I write my reveries only for myself.

Tags: Others, Write  ✍ Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

My aim in life isn't so much the pursuit of happiness as the happiness of pursuit.

Tags: Happiness, Life  ✍ Author: Charles Saatchi

Fanaticism consists of redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.

Tags: Effort, Forgotten  ✍ Author: George Santayana

Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.

Tags: Making, Wind  ✍ Author: Albert Schweitzer

An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding.

Tags: Life, Worth  ✍ Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

My goal, my aim is to be a superstar, but not in a cheesy way. I want to go to America and do what they do. But better!

Tags: America, Goal  ✍ Author: Tinie Tempah

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

Tags: Good, Simply  ✍ Author: Henry David Thoreau

When I write, I aim in my mind not toward New York but toward a vague spot a little to the east of Kansas.

Tags: Mind, Write  ✍ Author: John Updike

To an intellectual who is adrift in politics, a theory is an aim; to a true politician his theory is a boundary.

Tags: Politics, True  ✍ Author: Francis Parker Yockey

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.

Tags: Color, Means  ✍ Author: Josef Albers

Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.

Tags: Human, Mind  ✍ Author: B. R. Ambedkar

Of course the barbarians' aim of world domination has not escaped the attention of the Europeans, perhaps because unlike us they are closer to the walls.

Tags: Attention, Perhaps  ✍ Author: Barbara Amiel

When Americans shoot movies they aim at the entire planet. When the French make movies, they aim at Paris.

Tags: Movies, Paris  ✍ Author: Jean-Jacques Annaud

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

Tags: Ready, Try  ✍ Author: Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

In the past ABC has made half-hearted efforts or, worse, cosmetic efforts, to do something about news and I wasn't certain about what their real aim was - nor am I now.

Tags: Past, Real  ✍ Author: Roone Arledge

A terrorist is one who kills innocents for the pursuit of a political aim.

Tags: Political, Pursuit  ✍ Author: Richard Armitage

Bebo has an opportunity to prove its products and services. Bebo plays in a very competitive space; it has big market share in specific countries. An AIM profile vs. a Bebo profile are very different experiences.

Tags: Big, Space  ✍ Author: Neil Armstrong

Nature isn't positive in that way. It doesn't aim itself at you. It's not being unkind to you.

Tags: Nature, Positive  ✍ Author: David Attenborough

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

Tags: Confuse, Writers  ✍ Author: W. H. Auden

My aim and my passion is to own and breed race horses.

Tags: Passion, Race  ✍ Author: Kylie Bax

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.

Tags: Days, Took  ✍ Author: Ann Beattie

My aim is to create the perfect dress!

Tags: Create, Perfect  ✍ Author: Victoria Beckham

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.

Tags: Kids, Talk  ✍ Author: Brad Bird

We now need to look beyond our immediate future and aim higher and farther.

Tags: Beyond, Future  ✍ Author: Paul Biya

We aim to express the passion of our members in something actionable that we can all in fact do.

Tags: Fact, Passion  ✍ Author: Nina Blackwood

I aim to be pretty - I gave up dressing to be sexy in the eighties.

Tags: Pretty, Sexy  ✍ Author: Sara Blakely

Universities should be safe havens where ruthless examination of realities will not be distorted by the aim to please or inhibited by the risk of displeasure.

Tags: Please, Risk  ✍ Author: Kingman Brewster, Jr.

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

Tags: Issue, Writing  ✍ Author: James Broughton

Aim for the highest.

Tags: Highest  ✍ Author: Andrew Carnegie

Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.

Tags: Force, Great  ✍ Author: Carl von Clausewitz

I don't aim to offend.

Tags: Offend  ✍ Author: Billy Connolly

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.

Tags: Business, Real  ✍ Author: Doug Coupland

To aim and hit, you need one eye only, and one good finger.

Tags: Eye, Good  ✍ Author: Moshe Dayan

Scientific advancement should aim to affirm and to improve human life.

Tags: Human, Life  ✍ Author: Nathan Deal

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

Tags: Tell, Truth  ✍ Author: Anita Desai

Of course, you always think about how it will be read. I always aim for a reading in one sitting.

Tags: Read, Reading  ✍ Author: Joan Didion

Aim for brevity while avoiding jargon.

Tags: Avoiding, While  ✍ Author: Edsger Dijkstra

Aim for the chopping block. If you aim for the wood, you will have nothing. Aim past the wood, aim through the wood; aim for the chopping block.

Tags: Past, Wood  ✍ Author: Annie Dillard

You cannot predict literary success; the only way you can possibly aim for it is to do your thing and do it well.

Tags: Cannot, Success  ✍ Author: Emma Donoghue

I aim to be translucent, so you don't notice the words, just their meaning. I haven't much insight into people's motivations.

Tags: Meaning, Words  ✍ Author: Ken Follett

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

Tags: Love, Success  ✍ Author: David Frost

I aim for a lifetime full of movies.

Tags: Full, Movies  ✍ Author: Salma Hayek

Unlike Hezbollah, Israel's more modest aim is to survive, and that it has done.

Tags: Done, Survive  ✍ Author: Mark Helprin

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.

Tags: Three, Winning  ✍ Author: Damon Hill

You can only have one aim per debate.

Tags: Debate, Per  ✍ Author: Christopher Hitchens

Discussion is just a tool. You have to aim; the final goal must be a decision.

Tags: Decision, Goal  ✍ Author: Harri Holkeri

The very aim and end of our institutions is just this: that we may think what we like and say what we think.

Tags: End, May  ✍ Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

Tags: Best, Genius  ✍ Author: Anthony Hope

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

Tags: Best, Genius  ✍ Author: Anthony Hope

Culture must have its ultimate aim in the metaphysical or it will cease to be culture.

Tags: Culture, Ultimate  ✍ Author: Johan Huizinga

I didn't aim at anything except good music.

Tags: Good, Music  ✍ Author: Waylon Jennings

The surest way to hit a woman's heart is to take aim kneeling.

Tags: Heart, Woman  ✍ Author: Douglas William Jerrold

My ultimate aim is to make euthanasia a positive experience.

Tags: Experience, Positive  ✍ Author: Jack Kevorkian

My aim is for ripeness of form. I want to make my forms so full, so juicy that one could add nothing more to them.

Tags: Full, Juicy  ✍ Author: Henri Laurens

I believe in the saying, 'If you aim at nothing, you're going to hit nothing.' So if you don't set goals, then you have nowhere to go.

Tags: Goals, Saying  ✍ Author: Taylor Lautner

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

Tags: Good, Next  ✍ Author: David Letterman

The aim of my life is the overthrow of monarchy.

Tags: Life, Monarchy  ✍ Author: Karl Liebknecht

Your aim will be knowledge and wisdom, not the reflected glamour of fame.

Tags: Knowledge, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Rob Lowe

If people can finally recognize you on radio without being told who it is, that's what you aim for.

Tags: Finally, Radio  ✍ Author: Johnny Marr

The aim is to create here in Britain a really hostile environment for illegal migration.

Tags: Create, Here  ✍ Author: Theresa May

There are others who aim at popularity under the disguise of patriotism.

Tags: Others, Patriotism  ✍ Author: Jonathan Mayhew

The aim of medicine is to prevent disease and prolong life, the ideal of medicine is to eliminate the need of a physician.

Tags: Ideal, Life  ✍ Author: William J. Mayo

Not failure, but low aim is sin.

Tags: Failure, Sin  ✍ Author: Benjamin E. Mays

My aim in life is not to judge.

Tags: Judge, Life  ✍ Author: Jeanne Moreau

My aim was never to seek a force and take power.

Tags: Force, Power  ✍ Author: Hosni Mubarak

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

Tags: Secret, Success  ✍ Author: Anna Pavlova

It is my aim, my destination in life to make the cello as beloved an instrument as the violin and piano.

Tags: Life, Piano  ✍ Author: Mstislav Rostropovich

Down through the centuries, this trick has been tried by various establishments throughout the world. They force people to get involved in the kind of examination that has only one aim and that is to stamp out dissent.

Tags: Force, Tried  ✍ Author: Pete Seeger

Man becomes weak or ill by accident as a consequence of the lack of resources. Even the most severally ill patients must be treated with the aim of restoring their health.

Tags: Health, Weak  ✍ Author: Michael Servetus

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