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The aim (of education) must be the training of independently acting and thinking individuals who, however, can see in the service to the community their highest life achievement.

Albert Einstein

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 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 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 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 American lives even more for his goals, for the future, than the European. Life for him is always becoming, never being.

Albert Einstein

The analytic psychotherapist thus has a threefold battle to wage -- in his own mind against the forces which seek to drag him down from the analytic level; outside the analysis, against opponents who dispute the importance he attaches to the sexual instinctual forces and hinder him from making use of them in his scientific technique; and inside the analysis, against his patients, who at first behave like opponents but later on reveal the overvaluation of sexual life which dominates them, and who try to make him captive to their socially untamed passion.

Sigmund Freud

The animals of the planet are in desperate peril... Without free animal life I believe we will lose the spiritual equivalent of oxygen.

Alice Walker

The art of life is to show your hand. There is no diplomacy like candor. You may lose by it now and then, but it will be a loss well gained if you do. Nothing is so boring as having to keep up a deception.

Edward Verall Lucas

The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.

Okakura Kakuzo

The art of mastering life is the prerequisite for all further forms of expression, whether they are paintings, sculptures, tragedies, or musical compositions.

Paul Klee

The artist has one function--to affirm and glorify life.

W. Edward Brown

The artist, depicting man disdainful of the storm and stress of life, is no less reconciling and healing than the poet who, while endowing Nature and Humanity, rejoices in its measureless superiority to human passions and human sorrows.

Berenson

The average man does not know what to do with his life, yet wants another one which will last forever.

Anatole France

The average man, who does not know what to do with his life, wants another one which will last forever.

Anatole France

The average person living to age 70 has 613,000 hours of life. This is too long a period not to have fun.

Author Unknown

The average trade book has a shelf life of between milk and yogurt, except for books by any member of the Irving Wallace family - they have preservatives.

Calvin Trillin

The battle of life is, in most cases, fought uphill; and to win it without a struggle were perhaps to win it without honor. If there were no difficulties there would be no success; if there were nothing to struggle for, there would be nothing to be achieved.

Samuel Smiles

The belief that there are other life forms in the universe is a matter of faith. There is not a single shred of evidence for any other life forms, and in forty years of searching, none has been discovered. There is absolutely no evidentiary reason to maintain this belief.

Michael Crichton, Caltech Michelin Lecture, January 17, 2003

The benefit of good thoughts in life is that even if they are forgotten they don't perish.

Vikrant Parsai

The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.

Euripides

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