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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
The American experience stirred mankind from discovery to exploration, from the cautious quest for what they knew (or what they thought they knew) was out there, to an enthusiastic reaching to the unknown.
– Daniel J. Boorstin
The American experience stirred mankind from discovery to exploration. From the cautious quest for what they knew (or thought they knew) was out there, into an enthusiastic reaching to the unknown. These are two substantially different kinds of human enterprise.
– Daniel J. Boorstin
The American ideal is youth -- handsome, empty youth.
– Henry Miller
The American lives even more for his goals, for the future, than the European. Life for him is always becoming, never being.
– Albert Einstein
The American male at the peak of his physical powers and appetites, driving 160 big white horses across the scenes of an increasingly open society, with weekend money in his pocket and with little prior exposure to trouble and tragedy, personifies an accident going to happen.
– John Sloan Dickey
The American mind, unlike the English, is not formed by books, but, as Carl Sandburg once said to me, by newspapers and the Bible.
– Van Wyck Brooks
The American mood, perhaps even the American character, has changed. There are few manifestations any longer of the old American self-assurance which so irritated Dickens. Instead, there is a sense of frustration so perceptible that even our politicians have attempted to exploit it.
– Archibald MacLeish
The American people would not want to know of any misquotes that Dan Quayle may or may not make.
– Dan Quayle
The American people, intrenched in freedom at home, take their love for it with them wherever they go...
– William McKinley
The American sign of civic progress is to tear down the familiar and erect the monstrous.
– Shane Leslie

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