A Quote by Edward Young on aim, death, effort, honesty, life, nature, peace, and path

The man who consecrates his hours by vigorous effort, and an honest aim, at once he draws the sting of life and Death; he walks with nature; and her paths are peace.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

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A Quote by Dr. David M. Burns on ability, aim, learning, life, perfection, and success

Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life.

Dr. David M. Burns

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A Quote by Douglas Jerrold on aim, heart, and women

The surest way to hit a woman's heart is to take aim kneeling.

Douglas Jerrold (1803 - 1857)

Source: Douglas Jerrold's Wit.

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A Quote by David Frost on aim, belief, justice, love, and success

Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.

David Frost

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A Quote by Daniel Hudson Burnham on aim, death, hope, logic, magic, men, nobility, planning, and work

Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood - and probably will themselves not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die.

Daniel Hudson Burnham (1846 - 1912)

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A Quote by Count Maurice Maeterlinck on aim, existence, humility, life, and reality

Each man has to seek out his own special aptitude for a higher life in the midst of the humble and inevitable reality of daily existence. Than this, there can be no nobler aim in life.

Count Maurice Maeterlinck (1862 - 1949)

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A Quote by Christian Nestell Bovée on aim, criticism, direction, excellence, imperfection, popularity, and present

The legitimate aim of criticism is to direct attention to the excellent. The bad will dig its own grave, and the imperfect may safely be left to that final neglect from which no amount of present undeserved popularity can rescue it.

Christian Bovee (1820 - 1904)

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A Quote by Charles Francis Adams II on aim, corruption, crime, failure, life, success, virtue, and wealth

Failure seems to be regarded as the one unpardonable crime, success as the all-redeeming virtue, the acquisition of wealth as the single worthy aim of life. The hair-raising revelations of skullduggery and grand-scale thievery merely incite others to surpass by yet bolder outrages and more corrupt combinations.

Charles Francis Adams II (1835 - 1915)

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A Quote by Charles Evans Hughes on aim, assumptions, duty, independence, life, opportunity, preparation, progress, reputation, satisfaction, and service

Every young man should aim at independence and should prepare himself for a vocation; above all, he should so manage his life that the steps of his progress are taken without improper aids; that he calls no one master, that he does not win or deserve the reputation of being a tool of others, and that if called to public service he may assume its duties with the satisfaction of knowing that he is free to rise to the height of his opportunity.

Charles Evans Hughes (1862 - 1948)

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A Quote by Carl Jacobi on aim, honor, mathematics, mind, philosophy, questions, science, world, and worth

It is true that Fourier had the opinion that the principal aim of mathematics was public utility and explanation of natural phenomena; but a philosopher like him should have known that the sole end of science is the honor of the human mind, and that under this title a question about numbers is worth as much as a question about the system of the world.

Carl Jacobi

Source: N. Rose Mathematical Maxims and Minims, Raleigh NC:Rome Press Inc., 1988.

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