Always fall in with what you're asked to accept. Take what is given, and make it over your way. My aim in life has always been to hold my own with whatever's going. Not against: with.
Contributed by: Zaady
Some rhyme a neebor's name to lash; Some rhyme (vain thought) for needfu' cash; Some rhyme to court the country clash, An' raise a din; For me, an aim I never fash; I rhyme for fun.
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)
Source: Epistle to James Smith
Better have failed in the high aim, as I, Than vulgarly in the low aim succeed, - As, God be thanked! I do not.
Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)
Source: The Inn Album. iv.
Aim for the stars and maybe you'll reach the sky.
Reinhold Niebuhr (1892 - 1971)
Source: The Serenity Prayer (1934)
Men achieve a certain greatness unawares, when working to another aim.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)
Life is too short to waste . . . 'Twill soon be dark; Up! mind thine own aim, and God speed the mark!
We aim above the mark to hit the mark.
Harmony of aim, not identity of conclusion, is the secret of a sympathetic life.
Success lies, not in achieving what you aim at, but in aiming at what you ought to achieve, and pressing forward, sure of achievement here, or if not here, hereafter.
R. F. Horton
Source: Albert W. Daw Collection
Concentrate . . . for the greatest achievements are reserved for the man of single aim, in whom no rival powers divide the empire of the soul.
Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)
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