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The trouble of the many and various aims of mortal men bring them much care, and herein they go forward by different paths but strive to reach one end, which is happiness. And that good is that, to which if any man attain, he can desire nothing further... Happiness is a state which is made perfect by the union of all good things. This end all men seek to reach, as I said, though by different paths. For there is implanted by nature in the minds of men a desire for the true good; but error leads them astray towards false goods by wrong paths. - Boethius, fully Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
Hypocrisy is folly. It is much easier, safer, and pleasanter to be the thing which a man aims to appear, than to keep up the appearance of what he is not. - Richard Cecil
High aims form high characters, and great objects bring out great minds. - Tyron Edwards
Well-being and happiness never appeared to me as an absolute aim. I am even inclined to compare such moral aims to the ambitions of a pig. - Albert Einstein
The lazy man aims at nothing, and generally hits it. -
The man who aims at his own agrandisement underrates everything else. -
Peace is not the elimination of the causes of war. Rather it is a mastery of great human forces and the creation of an environment in which human aims may be pursued constructively. - James Herbert Case, Jr.
Ethics is the vital principle of Judaism. Its religion aims to be, and is, moral doctrine. Love of God is knowledge of God, and that is knowledge of the ultimate moral purpose of mankind. - Hermann Cohen
Civilization aims at making all good things... accessible even to cowards. - Friedrich Nietzsche, fully Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Nature I believe in. True art aims to represent men and women, not as my little self would have them, but as they appear. My heroes and heroines I want not extreme types, all good or all bad; but human, mortal—partly good, partly bad. Realism I need. Pure mental abstractions have no significance for me. - Ouida, pseudonym of Maria Louise Ramé, preferred to be called Marie Louise de la Ramée
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