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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on aim, ideas, men, purpose, and success

The giants of the race have been men of concentration, who have struck sledge-hammer blows in one place until they have accomplished their purpose. The successful men of today are men of one overmastering idea, one unwavering aim, men of single and intense purpose.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on aim, facts, imagination, labor, men, and reason

There are one-story intellects, two-story intellects, and three-story intellects with skylights. All fact collectors, who have no aim beyond their facts, are one-story men. Two-story men compare, reason, generalize, using the labors of fact collectors as well as their own. Three-story men idealize, imagine, predict; their best illumination comes from above, through the skylight.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Niccoló Machiavelli on aim, art, discipline, study, thought, and war

A prince should therefore have no other aim or thought, nor take up any other thing for his study, but war and its organization and discipline, for that is the only art that is necessary to one who commands.

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527)

Source: The prince, 1532

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A Quote by Napoleon Hill on aim, effort, and good

The jack-of-all-trades seldom is good at any. Concentrate all of your efforts on one definite chief aim.

Napoleon Hill

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A Quote by Margaret C. Anderson on aim, beginning, discovery, experience, and life

Life seems to be an experience in ascending and descending. You think you're beginning to live for a single aim -. . . for discovery of cosmic truths - when all you're really doing is to move from place to place as if devoted primarily to real estate.

Margaret C. Anderson (1886 - 1973)

Source: The Fiery Mountain, pt. 1, 1951.

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A Quote by Philip Dormer Stanhope, Lord Chesterfield on aim, laziness, and perfection

Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable. However, they who aim at it, and persevere, will come much nearer to it than those whose laziness and despondency make them give it up as unattainable.

Lord Chesterfield Stanhope (1694 - 1773)

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on achievement, aim, life, and mankind

There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and, after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

Source: Afterthoughts, 1931

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A Quote by Lita Bane on aim, hope, life, logic, magic, men, nobility, planning, and work

Make no little plans, they have no magic to stir men's blood and will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble and logical plan never dies, but long after we are gone will be a living thing.

Lita Bane

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A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on achievement, aim, art, conformity, correction, errors, history, hope, humanity, individuality, justice, laws, mathematics, mind, observation, problems, separation, solution, understanding, and yieldi

A modern branch of mathematics, having achieved the art of dealing with the infinitely small, can now yield solutions in other more complex problems of motion, which used to appear insoluble. This modern branch of mathematics, unknown to the ancients, when dealing with problems of motion, admits the conception of the infinitely small, and so conforms to the chief condition of motion (absolute continuity) and thereby corrects the inevitable error which the human mind cannot avoid when dealing with separate elements of motion instead of examining continuous motion. In seeking the laws of historical movement just the same thing happens. The movement of humanity, arising as it does from innumerable human wills, is continuous. To understand the laws of this continuous movement is the aim of history. Only by taking an infinitesimally small unit for observation (the differential of history, that is, the individual tendencies of man) and attaining to the art of integrating them (that is, finding the sum of these infinitesimals) can we hope to arrive at the laws of history.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

Source: War and Peace.

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on aim, existence, good, leadership, people, and work

A leader is best When people barely know he exists. Not so good When people obey and acclaim him. Worse when they despise him. But of a good leader Who talks little When his work is done, His aim fulfilled, They will say "We did it ourselves."

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

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