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The aim and final end of all music should be none other then the Glory of God and the refreshment of the soul
– J. S. Bach
The aim of a joke is not to degrade the human being but to remind him that he is already degraded.
– George Orwell
The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.
– Joseph Joubert
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
– Aristotle
The aim of art, the aim of a life can only be to increase the sum of freedom and responsibility to be found in every man and in the world. It cannot, under any circumstances, be to reduce or suppress that freedom, even temporarily. No great work has ever been based on hatred and contempt. On the contrary, there is not a single true work of art that has not in the end added to the inner freedom of each person who has known and loved it.
– Albert Camus
The aim of education is the knowledge not of fact, but of values.
– William Ralph Inge
The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think--rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men.
– Bill Beattie
The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.
– William Faulkner
The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly - that is what each of us is here for.
– Oscar Wilde
The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.
– Henry Miller
The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.
– Henry Miller
The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed a standard citizenry, to put down dissent and originality.
– Henry Louis Mencken
The aim of sadism is to transform a man into a thng, something animate into something inanimate, since by complete and absolute control the living loses one essential quality of life-freedom.
– Erich Fromm
The aim of science is not to open the door to infinite wisdom, but to set a limit to infinite error.
– Bertolt Brecht, The life of Galileo
The aim of the college, for the individual student, is to eliminate the need in his life for the college the task is to help him become a self-educating man.
– C. Wright Mills
The aims of life are the best defense against death.
– Primo Levi
The air is full of souls those who are nearest to earth descending to be tied to mortal bodies return to other bodies, desiring to live in them.
– Philo Judaeus
The air is precious to the red man, for all things share the same breath-the beast, the tree, the man, they all share the same breath. The white man does not seem to notice the air he breathes. Like a man dying for many days, he is numb to the stench.
– Chief Seattle
The alchemists in their search for gold discovered many other things of greater value.
– Arthur Schopenhauer
The ambitious will always be first in the crowd; he presseth forward, he looketh not behind him. More anguish is it to his mind to see one before him, than joy to leave thousands at a distance.
– Akhenaten
The ambivalence of writing is such that it can be considered both an act and an interpretive process that follows after an act with which it cannot coincide. As such, it both affirms and denies its own nature.
– Paul de Man
The American city should be a collection of communities where every member has a right to belong. It should be a place where every man feels safe on his streets and in the house of his friends. It should be a place where each individual's dignity and self-respect is strengthened by the respect and affection of his neighbors. It should be a place where each of us can find the satisfaciton and warmth which comes from being a member of the community of man. This is what man sought at the dawn of civilzation. It is what we seek today.
– Lyndon B. Johnson
The American Constitution is, so far as I can see, the most wonderful work ever struck off at a given time by the brain and purpose of man.
– William Gladstone
The American Constitution, one of the few modern political documents drawn up by men who were forced by the sternest circumstances to think out what they really had to face, instead of chopping logic in a university classroom.
– George Bernard Shaw
The American doctrinaire is the converse of the American demagogue, and, in this way, is scarcely less injurious to the public. The first deals in poetry, the last in cant. He is as much a visionary on one side, as the extreme theoretical democrat is a visionary on the other.
– James Fenimore Cooper

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