Fanaticism consists of redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.
To increase the power, develop the resources and promote the happiness of a Confederacy, it is requisite there should be so much of homogeneity that the welfare of every portion would be the aim of the whole.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
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.
Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
In thus pointing out certain respects in which philosophy resembles literature more than science, I do not mean, of course, to imply that it would be well for philosophy if it ceased to aim at scientific rigor.
The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something.
Every experiment, by multitudes or by individuals, that has a sensual and selfish aim, will fail.
The aim of God in history is the creation of an all-inclusive community of loving persons with God himself at the very heart of this community as its prime Sustainer and most glorious Inhabitant.