It has always been the aim of royalty and aristocracy to lower the individual liberty and independence of the common people. A baron and a minute-man could not breathe the same air.
The aim, if reached or not, makes great the life: Try to be Shakespeare, leave the rest to fate!
Better have failed in the high aim, as I, Than vulgarly in the low aim succeed As, God be thanked! I do not.
Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.
For forty years, I have devoted myself to the cause of the people’s revolution with but one aim in view – the elevation of China to a position of freedom and equality among the nations.
The aim of a college education is to teach you to know a good man when you see one.
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.