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Wise Quotes about Aim

May you find great value in these Aim quotes and sayings.

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

Related topics: Values Government Political

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Make big plans; aim high in hope and work,
remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die.
- Daniel Burnham

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

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

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

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

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

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 and the idea of the Four Year Plan were and
remain entirely correct and necessary!
- Hjalmar Schacht

The truth is that the religious and the scientific processes,
though involving different methods, are identical in their final aim.
Both aim at reaching the most real.
- Muhammed Iqbal

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

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

The aim of the poet, or other artist,
is first to make something; and it's impossible to
make something out of words and not communicate.
- James Schuyler

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

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

Your aim will be knowledge and wisdom,
not the reflected glamour of fame.
- Abbott L. Lowell

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

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

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

Keep a cool head and maintain a low profile.
Never take the lead - but aim to do something big.
- Deng Xiaoping

From a personal point of view I want some medals because
that is what you aim for when you start out playing.
- Jamie Redknapp

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

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

Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.
- Plutarch

Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
- Plato

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

The leader must aim high, see big, judge widely,
thus setting himself apart form the ordinary people
who debate in narrow confines.
- Charles de Gaulle

Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life,
no matter what may be one's aim.
- John D. Rockefeller

One must always say things that aim to interest,
because in the world one must after all pay for one's keep.
- Mary MacLane

When we rehearse, we're always trying to aim for something else.
But we never quite succeed in getting there.
- Colin Greenwood

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

Money is not our primary aim.
Changing the behavior and the practice of the gun industry is.
- Marc Morial

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

Aim high, and you won't shoot your foot off.
- Phyllis Diller

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

Aim for the highest.
- Andrew Carnegie

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

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

The theoretical understanding of the world,
which is the aim of philosophy, is not a matter of
great practical importance to animals,
or to savages, or even to most civilised men.
- Bertrand Russell

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

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

You don't have to be a wreck.
You don't have to be sick.
One's aim in life should be to die in good health.
Just like a candle that burns out.
- Jeanne Moreau

Normal science does not aim at novelties of fact or theory and,
when successful, finds none.
- Thomas Kuhn

A boy carries out suggestions more wholeheartedly when
he understands their aim.
- Robert Baden-Powell

Money is a strange business.
People who haven't got it aim it strongly.
People who have are full of troubles.
- Ayrton Senna

To sum up the whole, we should say that the aim of
the Platonic philosophy was to exalt man into a god.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

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

Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose,
and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
- James Allen

Whether the aim is in heaven or on earth,
wisdom or wealth, the essential condition of its pursuit
and attainment is always security and order.
- Johan Huizinga

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

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

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

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

It is a governing principle of nature,
that the agency which can produce most good,
when perverted from its proper aim, is most productive of evil.
- James F. Cooper

Aim for the sky and you'll reach the ceiling.
Aim for the ceiling and you'll stay on the floor.
- Bill Shankly

Applause is the spur of noble minds,
the end and aim of weak ones.
- Edmund Burke

The aim of a joke is not to degrade the human being,
but to remind him that he is already degraded.
- George Orwell

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

Many have said of Alchemy, that it is for the making of gold and silver.
For me such is not the aim, but to consider only what
virtue and power may lie in medicines.
- Paracelsus


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