A Quote by Henry Brooks Adams on aim, certainty, community, friendship, life, needs, and thought

One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.

Henry Adams (1838 - 1918)

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A Quote by Helen Hayes on achievement, aim, knowledge, motherhood, niceness, study, and success

My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others. That is nice but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.

Helen Hayes (1900 - ?)

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A Quote by Grace Speare on achievement, aim, desires, feeling, goals, life, needs, and satisfaction

Think and feel yourself there! To achieve any aim in life, you need to project the end result. Think of the elation, the satisfaction, thej oy! Carrying the ecstatic feeling will bring the desired goal into view.

Grace Speare

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A Quote by George Santayana on aim, effort, and fanaticism

Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.

George Santayana (1863 - 1952)

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A Quote by General George Smith Patton, Jr. on aim, decisions, good, leadership, and quality

Be willing to make decisions. That's the most important quality in a good leader. Don't fall victim to what I call the 'ready-aim-aim-aim-aim syndrome.' You must be willing to fire.

George Patton (1885 - 1945)

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A Quote by Ernest Holmes on aim, crime, and failure

Not failure, but low aim, is a crime.

Ernest Holmes

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A Quote by Ernest Hemingway on aim


My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.

Ernest Hemingway (1898 - 1961)

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A Quote by Epictetus on aim and mind


Appearances to the mind are of four kinds. Things either are what they appear to be; or they neither are, nor appear to be; or they are, and do not appear to be; or they are not, and yet appear to be. Rightly to aim in all these cases is the wise man's task.

Epictetus (c. 50 - 120)

Source: Discourses

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A Quote by Emma Goldman on aim


Methods and means cannot be separated from the ultimate aim.

Emma Goldman (1869 - 1940)

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A Quote by Edward Morgan "E. M." Forster on aim, happiness, life, needs, and satisfaction

Happiness in the ordinary sense is not what one needs in life, though one is right to aim at it. The true satisfaction is to come through, and see those whom one lives come through.

E.M. Forster (1879 - 1970)

Source: letter, 1922, in Selected Letters, Vol. II (1921-1970)

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