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Quotes and Aphorisms on Aim by Daimonquotes.com

Quotes and Aphorisms on Aim by Daimonquotes.com

You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
Rabindranath Tagore

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

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
Pablo Picasso

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

We are not very pleased when we are forced to accept a mathematical truth by virtue of a complicated chain of formal conclusions and computations, which we traverse blindly, link by link, feeling our way by touch. We want first an overview of the aim and of the road; we want to understand the /idea/ of the proof, the deeper context.
Hermann Wey

Inside our universe matter continues to transform itself, without rest, without purpose, in a senseless hurry. This is its destiny. This is the fate of stupidity.
Carl William Brown

Without the concepts, methods and results found and developed by previous generations right down to Greek antiquity one cannot understand either the aims or achievements of mathematics in the last 50 years.
Hermann Weyl

The chief aim of all investigations of the external world should be to discover the rational order and harmony which has been imposed on it by God and which He revealed to us in the language of mathematics.
Johannes Kepler

The knowledge of which geometry aims is the knowledge of the eternal.
Plato

Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
B.R. Ambedkar

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

It is better to aim at perfection and miss it than to aim at imperfection and hit it.
Thomas Watson

Aim high. You may still miss the target, but at least you won’t shoot your foot off.
Lois McMaster Bujold

The aim of totalitarian education has never been to instill convictions but to destroy the capacity to form any.
Hannah Arendt

If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.
Zig Ziglar

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

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

Why should matter exist? And why should not? An end? And why should we have an end, if worst comes to worst we can only afford a purpose.
Carl William Brown

The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself.
Peter Drucker

The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.
Michelangelo

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

Having an aim is the key to achieving your best.
Henry J. Kaiser

It is true that Fourier had the opinion that the principal aim of mathematics was public utility and explanation of natural phenomena; but a philosopher like him should have known that the sole end of science is the honor of the human mind, and that under this title a question about numbers is worth as much as a question about the system of the world.
Carl Jacobi

Hygiene is the corruption of medicine by morality. It is impossible to find a hygienist who does not debase his theory of the healthful with a theory of the virtuous. The true aim of medicine is not to make men virtuous; it is to safeguard and rescue them from the consequences of their vices.
H. L. Mencken

You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word. It is victory. Victory at all costs. Victory in spite of all terrors. Victory, however long and hard the road may be, for without victory there is no survival.
Winston Churchill

Never forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity. If the leader is filled with high ambition and if he pursues his aims with audacity and strength of will, he will reach them in spite of all obstacles.
Karl von Clausewitz

If the leader is filled with high ambition and if he pursues his aims with audacity and strength of will, he will reach them in spite of all obstacles.
Karl von Clausewitz

Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.
Karl von Clausewitz

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

Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
W. Clement Stone

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

One may miss the mark by aiming too high as too low.
Thomas Fuller

We are not very pleased when we are forced to accept a mathematical truth by virtue of a complicated chain of formal conclusions and computations, which we traverse blindly, link by link, feeling our way by touch. We want first an overview of the aim and of the road; we want to understand the /idea/ of the proof, the deeper context.
Hermann Weyl

Without the concepts, methods and results found and developed by previous generations right down to Greek antiquity one cannot understand either the aims or achievements of mathematics in the last 50 years.
Hermann Weyl

The chief aim of all investigations of the external world should be to discover the rational order and harmony which has been imposed on it by God and which He revealed to us in the language of mathematics.
Johannes Kepler

The knowledge of which geometry aims is the knowledge of the eternal.
Plato

Happiness is the ultimate end and purpose of human existence. Happiness is not pleasure, nor is it virtue. It is the exercise of virtue. Happiness cannot be achieved until the end of one’s life. Hence it is a goal and not a temporary state.
Aristotle

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