Quotes on Aim Of Life

The aim of life is to be fully born, though its tragedy is that most of us die before we are thus born. Erich Fromm

All art is immortal. For emotion for the sake of emotion is the aim of art, and emotion for the sake of action is the aim of life. Oscar Wilde

The true aim of our Christian life consists in the acquisition of the Holy Spirit of God. Seraphim of Sarov

Money is meant not for hoarding, but for using; the aim of life should be to use it in the right way - to spend as much as we can lawfully spend, both upon ourselves and others. And sometimes it is better to do this in our lifetime, when we can see that it is well spent, than to leave it to the chance spending of those that come after us. Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

Mephistopheles, the machine man, can provide us with all the means, and is thus likely to determine the aims of life as well. But of course the characteristic of Faust, which makes him eligible to be saved, is that he seeks aims that are not those of the machine. Joseph Campbell

The aim of education is growth: the aim of growth is more growth John Dewey

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

The aim of life is no more to control the mind, but to develop it harmoniously; not to achieve salvation here after, but to make the best use of it here below; and not to realise truth, beauty and good only in contemplation, but also in the actual experience of daily life; social progress depends not upon the ennoblement of the few but on the enrichment of democracy; universal brotherhood can be achieved only when there is an equality of opportunity - of opportunity in the social, political and individual life. Bhagat Singh

When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind. Seneca the Younger

The message would be that the purpose of life is not to eat and drink, watch television and so on. Consuming is not the aim of life. Earning as much money as one can is not the real purpose of life. There is a superior entity, a divinity, le divin as we say in French that is worth thinking about, as are our feelings of wholeness, respect and love, if we can. A society in which these feelings are widespread would be more reasonable than the society the West presently lives in. Bernard d'Espagnat

As a composer seeking to remain anonymous I am shy of confessing my musical activity. This is intelligible enough. For others it is their chief business, the occupation and aim of life. For me it is a relaxation, a pastime which distracts me from my principal business, my professorship. I love my profession and my science. I love the Academy and my pupils, male and female, because to direct the work of young people, one must be close to them. Alexander Borodin

The ultimate aim of education is to enable individuals to become the architects of their own education and through that process to continually reinvent themselves. Elliot W. Eisner

The chief aim of education is to show you, after you make a livelihood, how to enjoy living; and you can live longest and best and most rewardingly by attaining and preserving the happiness of learning. Gilbert Highet

I have to learn that the aim in life is God's, not mine. Oswald Chambers

To live as fully, as completely as possible, to be happy ... is the true aim and end to life. Llewellyn Powers

Happiness in the ordinary sense is not what one needs in life, though one is right to aim at it. The true satisfaction is to come through, and see those whom one lives come through. E M Forster

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

Ultimately there can be no freedom for self unless it is vouchsafed for others; there can be no security where there is fear, and a democratic society presupposes confidence and candor in the relations of men with one another and eager collaboration for the larger ends of life instead of the pursuit of petty, selfish or vainglorious aims. Felix Frankfurter

Because a work does not aim at reproducing natural appearances it is not, therefore, an escape from life - but may be a penetration into reality...as expression of the significance of life, a stimulation to greater effort in living. Henry Moore

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

So you see,' said Stepan Arkadyich, 'you're a very wholesome man. That is your virtue and your defect. You have a wholesome character, and you want all of life to be made up of wholesome phenomena, but that doesn't happen. So you despise the activity of public service because you want things always to correspond to their aim, and that doesn't happen. You also want the activity of the individual man always to have an aim, that love and family life always be one. And that doesn't happen. All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life are made up of light and shade. Leo Tolstoy

House of Leaves is certainly about the unsettling nature of fear - and it was my aim to address that - but its also about recovering from fear. Mark Z Danielewski

The true aim of our Christian life consists in the acquisition of the Holy Spirit of God. As for fasts, and vigils, and prayer, and almsgiving, and every good deed done for Christ's sake, they are only means of acquiring the Holy Spirit of God. Seraphim of Sarov

Happiness is not the whole aim of education. A man must be independent in his powers and character; able to work and assert his mastery over all that depends on him. Maria Montessori

The aim of education should be to preserve and nurture the yearning for learning that a child is born with. W Edwards Deming

The yoga we practice is not for ourselves alone, but for the Divine; its aim is to work out the will of the Divine in the world, to effect a spiritual transformation and to bring down a divine nature and a divine life into the mental, vital and physical nature and life of humanity. Its object is not personal Mukti, although Mukti is a necessary condition of the yoga, but the liberation and transformation of the human being. It is not personal Ananda, but the bringing down of the divine Ananda - Christ's kingdom of heaven, our Satyayuga - upon the earth. Sri Aurobindo

It is a kind of law of nature. The goal one aims for can rarely be reached by a direct road. Konosuke Matsushita

My aim is a very modern Dior, but at the end of the day, I also look back, Raf Simons

Transient are conditioned things. Try to accomplish your aim with diligence. Gautama Buddha

Harmony of aim, not identity of conclusion, is the secret of sympathetic life. Ralph Waldo Emerson

When I was a teenager, I was trying to please people. I kept changing who I was to please the people I was with. And so once I just decided I wasn't going to do that anymore. I was going to live my life to please God. And so from that day to this, that's been my aim. Some people don't understand, but you can't please everybody anyway. Anne Graham Lotz

I guess I don't really know what I want to do, either. Sometimes I feel like a shook-up bottle of soda. Like, I have all this passion that wants to explode, but I don't know where to aim it yet. Matt De La Pena

A system must have an aim. Without the aim, there is no system. W Edwards Deming

Aim for service and success will follow! Albert Schweitzer

Our life must have an aim, but we must also ensure that the direction we take is a good one. Yehudi Menuhin

In the long run men hit only what they aim at. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I am an adherent of the ideal of democracy, although I well know the weaknesses of the democratic form of government. Social equality and economic protection of the individual appeared to me always as the important communal aims of the state. Although I am a typical loner in daily life, my consciousness of belonging to the invisible community of those who strive for truth, beauty, and justice has preserved me from feeling isolated. Albert Einstein

The part of life which we really live is short. Seneca the Younger

The aims of life are the best defense against death. Primo Levi

This strange disease of modern life, With its sick hurry, its divided aims. Matthew Arnold

An aim in life is the only fortune worth the finding; and it is not to be found in foreign lands, but in the heart itself. Robert Louis Stevenson

The aim of spiritual life is to awaken a joyful freedom, a benevolent and compassionate heart in spite of everything. Jack Kornfield

True, man cannot escape death. But for the present he is alive; and life, not death, takes hold of him... It is mans innate nature that he seeks to preserve and to strengthen his life, that he is discontented and aims at removing uneasiness, that he is in search of what may be called happiness. Ludwig Von Mises

... The most worthy calling in life is that in which man can serve best his fellow man. ... The noblest aim in life is to strive to live to make other lives better and happier. David O Mckay

Everyone has in him something divine, something his own, a chance of perfection and strength in however small a sphere which God offers him to take or refuse. The task is to find it, develop it & use it. The chief aim of education should be to help the growing soul to draw out that in itself which is best and make it perfect for a noble use. Sri Aurobindo

One of the most powerful forces in the world is the will of men and women who believe in themselves, who dare to hope and aim high, who go confidently after the things they want from life. Richard DeVos

Only when we are so old, only, are we aware of the beauty of life. Alice Herz-Sommer

The meaning of life can be revealed but never explained. Kenneth Rexroth

To follow, without halt, one aim: There's the secret of success. Anna Pavlova

The jack-of-all-trades seldom is good at any. Concentrate all of your efforts on one definite chief aim. Napoleon Hill

Of course, the aim of a constitutional democracy is to safeguard the rights of the minority and avoid the tyranny of the majority. (p. 102) Cornel West

Nothing important was ever accomplished without chutzpah. Columbus had chutzpah. The signers of the Declaration of Independence had chutzpah. Don't ever aim doubt at yourself. Laugh at yourself, but don't doubt yourself. Alan Alda

To follow without halt, one aim; there is the secret of success. And success? What is it? I do not find it in the applause of the theater; it lies rather in the satisfaction of accomplishment. Anna Pavlova

Well-being and happiness never appeared to me as an absolute aim. I am even inclined to compare such moral aims to the ambitions of a pig. Albert Einstein

Oregano is the spice of life. Henry Tillman

By doubting we come at truth. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Everything in life is most fundamentally a gift. And you receive it best and you live it best by holding it with very open hands. Leo J. O'Donovan

The purpose of life is to live it. Clarence Darrow

The significance of life is living. Jiddu Krishnamurti

The meaning of life is to create meaning for your life. Tucker Max

We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life. Viktor E Frankl

The meaning of life is to see. Huineng

The meaning of life is happiness. Dalai Lama

Gain control of your time, and you will gain control of your life. John Landis Mason

The happiest time of my life is now. Marilyn Monroe

The aim of life is no more to control the mind, but to develop it harmoniously; not to achieve salvation here after, but to make the best use of it here below Bhagat Singh

But to believe that getting stuff is the purpose and aim of life is madness. Hubert Selby Jr

The first question here, then, is not "What is best for my soul?" nor is it even "What is most useful to humanity?" But-transcending both these limited aims-what function must this life fulfill in the great and secret economy of God? Evelyn Underhill

To grant all a man's wishes is to take away his dreams and ambitions. Life is only worth living if you have something to strive for. To aim at. P.B. Kerr

My aim in life is to make pictures and drawings, as many and as well as I can; then, at the end of my life... looking back with love and tender regret, and thinking, 'Oh, the pictures I might have made!' Vincent Van Gogh

It will be an ill day when our brethren take to bragging and boasting and call it 'testimony to the victorious Christian life.' We trust that holiness will be more than ever the aim of believers, but not the boastful holiness which has deluded some of the excellent of the earth into vain glory, and under which their firmest friends shudder for them. Charles Spurgeon

Life seems to be an experience in ascending and descending. You think you're beginning to live for a single aim -. . . for discovery of cosmic truths - when all you're really doing is to move from place to place as if devoted primarily to real estate. Margaret Caroline Anderson

Life is teleology par excellence; it is the intrinsic striving towards a goal, and the living organism is a system of directed aims which seek to fulfill themselves. Carl Jung

I like to question the minutia, to get to the essence of things. The minutia of life is all about design. It's about the design of how you talk to another human being; it's the design of speech; it's the design of everything we do. We need to be better at listening, and we need to aim more directly at understanding and being understood. Richard Saul Wurman

The philosophy of Atheism has its root in the earth, in this life; its aim is the emancipation of the human race from all God-heads, be they Judaic, Christian, Mohammedan, Buddhistic, Brahmanistic, or what not. Mankind has been punished long and heavily for having created its gods, nothing but pain and persecution, have been man's lot since gods began. There is but one way out of this blunder. Man must break his fetters which have chained him to the gates of heaven and hell, so that he can begin to fashion out of his reawakened and illumined consciousness a new world upon the earth. Emma Goldman

Genuine inner freedom is the ultimate aim of life. It is the unspoken goal of every thought you have and every action you take. David Simon

What were we made for? To know God. What aim should we have in life? To know God. What is the eternal life that Jesus gives? To know God. What is the best thing in life? To know God. What in humans gives God most pleasure? Knowledge of himself. J I Packer

Life is too short to waste . . . 'Twill soon be dark; Up! mind thine own aim, and God speed the mark! Ralph Waldo Emerson

A prudent man... must behave like those archers who, if they are skillful, when the target seems too distant, know the capabilities of their bow and aim a good deal higher than their objective, not in order to shoot so high but so that by aiming high they can reach the target. Niccolo Machiavelli

The aim of education is to make the pupil like and dislike what he ought....The little human animal will not at first have the right responses. It must be trained to feel pleasure, liking, disgust, and hatred at those things which really are pleasant, likable, disgusting, and hateful. Aristotle

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