Aim Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old aim quotes, aim sayings, and aim proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding.     

Robert Louis Stevenson

We must always aim for the impossible; if we lower our goal, we also diminish our effort.     

Dorothy Day

Aim at being loved without being admired.     

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail.     

Thomas Jefferson

Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.     

C. S. Lewis

If you aim at nothing, you'll hit it every time.     

Zig Ziglar

Small aim is a crime; have great aim.     

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

The aim of every human being is to understand the meaning of total love.     

Paulo Coelho

Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.     

Carl von Clausewitz

When you aim for perfection, you discover it's a moving target.     

Geoffrey Fisher

Aim high. You may still miss the target, but at least you won't shoot your foot off.     

Lois McMaster Bujold

The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.     

Joseph Joubert

The chief aim of wisdom is to enable one to bear with the stupidity of the ignorant.     

Winston Churchill

There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.     

Logan Pearsall Smith

One should always aim at being interesting, rather than exact.     

Voltaire

The true aim of everyone who aspires to be a teacher should be, not to impart his own opinions, but to kindle minds.     

Frederick William Robertson

We aim above the mark to hit the mark.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is better to aim high and miss than to aim low and hit.     

Les Brown

One should aim not at being possible to understand, but at being impossible to misunderstand.     

Quintilian

If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.     

Thomas Aquinas

To aim and hit, you need one eye only, and one good finger.     

Moshe Dayan

The ultimate aim of the human mind, in all its efforts, is to become acquainted with truth.     

Eliza Farnham

Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.     

Mahatma Gandhi

To aim to convert a man by miracles is a profanation of the soul.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not let it be your aim to be something, but to be someone.     

Victor Hugo

Your aim will be knowledge and wisdom, not the reflected glamour of fame.     

Abbott L. Lowell

Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.     

Plutarch

Common aim is stronger than blood.     

G. I. Gurdjieff

Those who aim low usually hit their targets.     

James M. Barrie

Having an aim is the key to achieving your best.     

Henry J. Kaiser