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A Quote by Kingman Brewster, Jr. on aim and risk

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Universities should be safe havens where ruthless examination of realities will not be distorted by the aim to please or inhibited by the risk of displeasure.

Kingman Brewster (1919 -)

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A Quote by Karl G. Maeser on aim, life, purpose, temptation, and water

A being without an aim in life, or not possessing the requisite concentration of purpose to assist him in resisting temptation, is like a cork floating upon the water, driven hither and thither by every wind that blows.

Karl G. Maeser (1828 - 1901)

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A Quote by Joseph Joubert on aim, argument, progress, and victory

The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.

Joseph Joubert (1754 - 1824)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on aim, moderation, and zeal

Whether zeal or moderation be the point we aim at, let us keep the fire out of the one, and the frost out of the other.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by John M. Mason on aim, education, emptiness, life, and mind

The aim of education should be to convert the mind into a living fountain, and not a reservoir. That which is filled by merely pumping in, will be emptied by pumping out.

John M. Mason

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A Quote by Johannes Kepler on aim, god, harmony, language, mathematics, order, and world

The chief aim of all investigations of the external world should be to discover the rational order and harmony which has been imposed on it by God and which He revealed to us in the language of mathematics.

Johannes Kepler (1571 - 1630)

Source: Astronomis Nova de Motibus . . .

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on aim, fear, reason, seasons, and work

Know'st thou yesterday, its aim and reason? Work'st thou will today for worthier things? Then calmly wait the morrow's hidden season, And fear thou not, what hap soe'er it brings

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Source: Zahme Xenien, Book IV

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on aim, books, influence, style, and time

However often we turn to it [the Koran] at first disgusting us each time afresh, it soon attracts, astounds, and in the end enforces our reverence. . . . Its style, in accordance with its contents and aim is stern, grand, terrible - ever and anon truly sublime - Thus this book will go on exercising through all ages a most potent influence.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Source: quoted in T.P. Hughes' DICTIONARY OF ISLAM, p. 526.

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A Quote by Jean Anouilh on aim, art, life, and niceness

Life is very nice, but it lacks form. It's the aim of art to give it some.

Jean Anouilh (1910 - 1987)

Source: The Rehearsal, 1950.

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A Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre on aim, destiny, earth, and understanding

Man can will nothing unless he has first understood that he must count on no one but himself; that he is alone, abandoned on earth in the midst of his infinite responsibilities, without help, with no other aim than the one he sets himself, with no other destiny than the one he forges for himself on this earth.

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980)

Source: L'Etre et le Néant (Being and Nothingness), 1943

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