The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.
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.
Keep a cool head and maintain a low profile. Never take the lead – but aim to do something big.
President Abbas, you’ve dedicated your life to advancing the Palestinian cause. Must this conflict continue for generations, or will we enable our children and our grandchildren to speak in years ahead of how we found a way to end it? That’s what we should aim for, and that’s what I believe we can achieve.
The leader must aim high, see big, judge widely, thus setting himself apart form the ordinary people who debate in narrow confines.
We go along, without a fixed itinerary, yet at the same time with an end (what end?) in mind, and with the aim of reaching the end. A search for the end, a dread of the end: the obverse and the reverse of the same act.
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.
Greatly begin. Though thou have time, but for a line, be that sublime. Not failure, but low aim is crime.
Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and choice, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim.
What is your aim in philosophy? To show the fly the way out of the fly-bottle.