Public policy is designed by spin doctors who aim to keep our heads below the water. The public good is not a consideration, and their self-serving agendas prevail over common sense.
A coalition of groups is waging a massive propaganda campaign against the president of the United States. an all-out attack. Their aim is total victory for themselves and total defeat for him.
It's far from clear that restoring Christian social authority is an appropriate aim of politics in the first place.
Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about.
Whoever sees no other aim in the game than that of giving checkmate to one's opponent will never become a good Chess player.
I engage my subjects in conversation, patterned after psychiatric questioning, with the aim of discovering something about the reasoning underlying their right but especially their wrong answers.
My aim is just to remain as humble and as godly as I can be.
I want to be motivational and inspirational for everybody: my big aim is more women on bicycles.
No, this customary aim of research by excavators is completely foreign to the historical work with which I am occupied... my sole and only aim is to be able to establish a historical fact, on which I disagree with some eminent historians and geographers.
A boy carries out suggestions more wholeheartedly when he understands their aim.
Thus it is ever in life. The aims we once pursued no longer satisfy us; we aim, we strive, we aspire, until sight fails, and mind and body find rest in the grave.
Stripping away artifice - it's the constant standard I aim for in acting, to approximate life. People talk about being bigger than life - but there's nothing bigger than life.
Your aim as a photographer is to get a picture of that person that means something. Portraits aren't fantasies; they need to tell a truth.
The reader of these Memoirs will discover that I never had any fixed aim before my eyes, and that my system, if it can be called a system, has been to glide away unconcernedly on the stream of life, trusting to the wind wherever it led.
The true aim of everyone who aspires to be a teacher should be, not to impart his own opinions, but to kindle minds.
All who have taken it upon themselves to rule over others have incurred hatred and unpopularity for a time; but if one has a great aim to pursue, this burden of envy must be accepted, and it is wise to accept it.
My aim is to create a happy society with genuine friendship. Friendship between Tibetan and Chinese peoples is very essential.
A scientist's aim in a discussion with his colleagues is not to persuade, but to clarify.
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.
You always want to aim high.