Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
The only aim of life is the eternal fight for life.
The aim of a joke is not to degrade the human being, but to remind him that he is already degraded.
Don't fear failure.—Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.