The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
My aim then was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.
To desire and strive to be of some service to the world, to aim at doing something which shall really increase the happiness and welfare and virtue of mankind - this is a choice which is possible for all of us; and surely it is a good haven to sail for.
My parents saw their job of parenting as their most important role in life, and I aim to aspire to that.
Psychology helps to measure the probability that an aim is attainable.
Labor, in itself, is neither elevating or otherwise. It is the laborer's privilege to ennoble his work by the aim with which he undertakes it, and by the enthusiasm and faithfulness he puts into it.
The aim is to create here in Britain a really hostile environment for illegal migration.
If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it.
If you watch animals objectively for any length of time, you're driven to the conclusion that their main aim in life is to pass on their genes to the next generation.
Adulthood is the ever-shrinking period between childhood and old age. It is the apparent aim of modern industrial societies to reduce this period to a minimum.
Do not let it be your aim to be something, but to be someone.
Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction, and excessive solicitude about it often destroys its own aim.
If your aim is to attack the United States, it is hard to imagine a more difficult way of getting here than by posing as a refugee.
For me, my aim is to just be as good as possible. If people do look up to me, I have to set the best example I can.
The aim, if reached or not, makes great the life: Try to be Shakespeare, leave the rest to fate!
One aim of the Boy Scouts scheme is to revive amongst us, if possible, some of the rules of the knights of old.
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.
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.
Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.