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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on aim, laws, patience, progress, science, thought, and world

The progress of Science consists in observing interconnections and in showing with a patient ingenuity that the events of this ever-shifting world are but examples of a few general relations, called laws. To see what is general in what is particular, and what is permanent in what is transitory, is the aim of scientific thought.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

Source: An Introduction to Mathematics.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on aim, contentment, death, eternity, good, happiness, and pleasure

O happiness! our being's end and aim! Good, pleasure, ease, content! whate'er thy name: That something still which prompts the eternal sigh, For which we bear to live, or dare to die.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle iv. Line 1.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on aim, contentment, death, eternity, good, happiness, and pleasure

O happiness! our being's end and aim! Good, pleasure, ease, content! whate'er thy name: That something still which prompts the eternal sigh, For which we bear to live, or dare to die.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on aim, facts, logic, and science

The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on aim, community, knowledge, life, motives, people, pleasure, schools, success, value, and work

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 (1879 - 1955)

Source: On Education

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A Quote by Alan Alda on aim, doubt, and laughter

Laugh at yourself, but don't ever aim your doubt at yourself.

Alan Alda (1936 -)

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A Quote by 'Abd al-Kader on aim, concern, existence, and sage

Everything which is other than Allah is "hidden" in non-being, even if it appears to spiritually veiled beings to be endowed with existence. But the sage does not concern himself with what is non-being and does not make it the aim of his acts.

'Abd al-Kader (1807 - 1883)

Source: The Spiritual Writings of 'Abd al-Kader, 1995, Kitab al-Mawaqif, 4, p. 38

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