An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown




Aim for the highest.

Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919, American industrialist, philanthropist)

Aim at the sun, and you may not reach it; but your arrow will fly far higher than if aimed at an object on a level with yourself.

Joel Hawes

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

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.

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.

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

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


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