Best Quotes About Aim

We aim above the mark to hit the mark. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Something that has always puzzled me all my life is why, when I am in special need of help, the good deed is usually done by somebody on whom I have no claim. -William Feather

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. -H. L. Mencken

If any man claims the Negro should be content… let him say he would willingly change the color of his skin and go to live in the Negro section of a large city. Then and only then has he a right to such a claim. -Robert Kennedy

Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey 'people.' People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war… Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest. -C. S. Lewis

No matter how much Bill Gates may claim otherwise, he missed the Internet, like a barreling freight train that he didn't hear or see coming. -James H. Clark

Mickey Mouse… is always there-he's part of my life. That really is something not everyone can call their claim to fame. -Annette Funicello

The aim of education is the knowledge not of facts but of values. -William Inge

The insidiousness of science lies in its claim to be not a subject, but a method. -Katharine Elizabeth Fullerton Gerould

Properly practiced creativity must result in greater sales more economically achieved. Properly practiced creativity can lift your claims out of the swamp of sameness and make them accepted, believed, persuasive, urgent. -William Bernbach

Ideally, advertising aims at the goal of a programmed harmony among all human impulses and aspirations and endeavors. Using handicraft methods, it stretches out toward the ultimate electronic goal of a collective consciousness. -Marshall McLuhan

There is no such thing as a Mass Mind. The Mass Audience is made up of individuals, and good advertising is written always from one person to another. When it is aimed at millions it rarely moves anyone. -Fairfax Cone

No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad. -Thomas Carlyle

The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true. -James Branch Cabell

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. -Aristotle

If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

One may miss the mark by aiming too high as too low. -Thomas Fuller

Ohio claims they are due a president as they haven't had one since Taft. Look at the United States, they have not had one since Lincoln. -Will Rogers

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

Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe. -Frank Zappa

Slight not what's near through aiming at what's far. -Euripides

Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally. -David Frost

It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit. -Robert Louis Stevenson

We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more. -Carl Jung

The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. -Michelangelo

May the days be aimless. Do not advance action according to a plan. -Don DeLillo

The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware. -Henry Miller

Transport of the mails, transport of the human voice, transport of flickering pictures-in this century as in others our highest accomplishments still have the single aim of bringing men together. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The great aim of education is not knowledge but action. -Herbert Spencer

Fanaticism consists of redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim. -George Santayana

Fashion is so close in revealing a person's inner feelings and everybody seems to hate to lay claim to vanity so people tend to push it away. It's really too close to the quick of the soul. -Stella Blum

Universities should be safe havens where ruthless examination of realities will not be distorted by the aim to please or inhibited by the risk of displeasure. -Kingman Brewster, Jr.

However, when the privilege depends solely on the broad, undifferentiated claim of public interest in the confidentiality of such conversations, a confrontation with other values arises. -Warren E. Burger

The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms. -Albert Einstein

In most communities it is illegal to cry 'fire' in a crowded assembly. Should it not be considered serious international misconduct to manufacture a general war scare in an effort to achieve local political aims? -Dwight D. Eisenhower

When I write, I aim in my mind not toward New York but toward a vague spot a little to the east of Kansas. -John Updike

When it aims to express a love of the world it refuses to conceal the many reasons why the world is hard to love, though we must love it because we have no other, and to fail to love it is not to exist at all. -Mark Van Doren

The aim of flattery is to soothe and encourage us by assuring us of the truth of an opinion we have already formed about ourselves. -Edith Sitwell

Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air. -Henry Grunwald

Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed. -Joseph Stalin

A scientist's aim in a discussion with his colleagues is not to persuade, but to clarify. -Leo Szilard

My aim in painting has always been the most exact transcription possible of my most intimate impression of nature. -Edward Hopper

A university anywhere can aim no higher than to be as British as possible for the sake of the undergraduates, as German as possible for the sake of the public at large-and as confused as possible for the preservation of the whole uneasy balance. -Clark Kerr

Show me a man who claims he is objective and I'll show you a man with illusions. -Henry R. Luce

His claim to his home is deep, but there are too many ghosts. He must absorb without being absorbed. -Willie Morris

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink. -George Orwell

A coalition of groups is waging a massive propaganda campaign against the president of the United States. an all-out attack. Their aim is total victory for themselves and total defeat for him. -Gerald R. Ford

She claimed she loved the camera, its warmth, its familiarity. She responded to its naked glare, its slavish attention to every expression of her face and body, with the kind of immediacy a trusted lover could expect. -Anne Edwards

The United Nations organization has proclaimed 1979 as the Year of the Child. Are the children to receive the arms race from us as a necessary inheritance? -Pope John Paul II

A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself; his aim is so exalted that riches, office, fortune and favour cannot satisfy him. -Samuel Johnson

There is a silence, the child of love, which expresses everything, and proclaims more loudly than the tongue is able to do. -William Drummond

I'm aiming by the time I'm fifty to stop being an adolescent. -Charles Caleb Colton

Remove advertising, disable a person or firm from proclaiming its wares and their merits, and the whole of society and of the economy is transformed. The enemies of advertising are the enemies of freedom. -David Ogilvy

Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones. -Edmund Burke

All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible. -Orison Swett Marden

Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do it well; whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself completely; in great aims and in small I have always thoroughly been in earnest. -Charles Dickens

Laugh at yourself, but don't ever aim your doubt at yourself. Be bold. When you embark for strange places, don't leave any of yourself safely on shore. Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory. -Alan Alda

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. -Lao Tzu

It is the habit of every aggressor nation to claim that it is acting on the defensive. -Jawaharlal Nehru

Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable. However, they who aim at it, and persevere, will come much nearer to it than those whose laziness and despondency make them give it up as unattainable. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

An ignorance of means may minister to greatness, but an ignorance of aims make it impossible to be great at all. -Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Would that the simple maxim, that honesty is the best policy, might be laid to heart; that a sense of the true aim of life might elevate the tone of politics and trade till public and private honor become identical. -Margaret Fuller

The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul. -Johann Sebastian Bach

Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects; because men are equally free, they claim to be absolutely equal. -Aristotle

Government loses its claim to legitimacy when it fails to fulfill its obligations. -Martin L. Gross

I may have aimed too high sometimes, asked too much of myself and demanded too little from those around me. -Agnetha Faltskog

I've only slept with men I've been married to. How many women can make that claim? -Elizabeth Taylor

All sorts of computer errors are now turning up. You'd be surprised to know the number of doctors who claim they are treating pregnant men. -Isaac Asimov

Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it. -Samuel Butler

The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing. -Eugene Delacroix

Hire people who are better than you are, then leave them to get on with it. Look for people who will aim for the remarkable, who will not settle for the routine. -David Ogilvy

You're dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids grown up, anyway. -Walt Disney

Despotism increases in severity with the number of despots; the responsibility is more divided, and the claims are more numerous. -William Wells Brown

My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way. -Ernest Hemingway

The surest way to hit a woman's heart is to take aim kneeling. -Douglas William Jerrold

I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. -Claude Levi-Strauss

The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. That's what poetry does. -Allen Ginsberg

Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it. -James Allen

Not failure, but low aim, is crime. -James Russell Lowell

To desire and strive to be of some service to the world, to aim at doing something which shall really increase the happiness and welfare and virtue of mankind – this is a choice which is possible for all of us; and surely it is a good haven to sail for. -Henry Van Dyke

My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right? -Charles M. Schulz

In my view you cannot claim to have seen something until you have photographed it. -Emile Zola

Ultimately, we have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it towards others. And the more peace there is in us, the more peace there will be in our troubled world. -Etty Hillesum

Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about. -W. H. Auden

Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness. -Aristotle

The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy. -Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps. -Mahatma Gandhi

Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself. -Robert Green Ingersoll

Men who are engaged in public life must necessarily aim at reducing opposition to a minimum, and one of the most obvious means to that end is by misrepresenting, discrediting or ruining their opponents. -Frederick Scott Oliver

It is almost universally felt that when we call a country democratic we are praising it; consequently, the defenders of every kind of regime claim that it is a democracy, and fear that they might have to stop using the word if it were tied down to any one meaning. -George Orwell

High aims form high characters, and great objects bring out great minds. -Tryon Edwards

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

While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart. -Francis of Assisi

The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. -Ayn Rand

The very aim and end of our institutions is just this: that we may think what we like and say what we think. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

In baseball, my theory is to strive for consistency, not to worry about the numbers. If you dwell on statistics you get shortsighted, if you aim for consistency, the numbers will be there at the end. -Tom Seaver

I have made mistakes but I have never made the mistake of claiming that I have never made one. -James Gordon Bennett

Creationist critics often charge that evolution cannot be tested, and therefore cannot be viewed as a properly scientific subject at all. This claim is rhetorical nonsense. -Stephen Jay Gould

Unless you are a genius, it is best to aim at being intelligible. -Anthony Hope

My aim, then, was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom. -William Tecumseh Sherman

To me our bombing policy appears to be suicidal. Not because it does not do vast damage to our enemy, it does; but because, simultaneously, it does vast damage to our peace aim, unless that aim is mutual economic and social annihilation. -J. F. C. Fuller

The leader must aim high, see big, judge widely, thus setting himself apart form the ordinary people who debate in narrow confines. -Charles de Gaulle

As soon as one nation claims the right to take preventive action, other countries will naturally do the same. If we go down that road, where are we going? -Jacques Chirac

Your message is stupid. Iraq is not afraid of you or anyone else when it has a right to claim. What you warned about is not on Iraq's agenda. Iraq is vital and powerful. It is not an opportunistic country. Your administration has not learned from the past. -Mohammed Aldouri

Tom Cruise's attorney said he is going to sue anyone who claims he is gay. In a related story, Ricky Martin's attorney has been hospitalized for exhaustion. -Conan O'Brien

Maimed but still magnificent… Europe's mightiest medieval cathedral. -R. W. Apple, Jr.

The only hope of socialism resides in those who have already brought about in themselves, as far as is possible in the society of today, that union between manual and intellectual labor which characterizes the society we are aiming at. -Simone Weil

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

Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one's aim. -John D. Rockefeller

France may claim the happiest marriages in the world, but the happiest divorces in the world are 'made in America.' -Helen Rowland

The purpose of education is to keep a culture from being drowned in senseless repetitions, each of which claims to offer a new insight. -Harold Rosenberg

One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim. -Henry Adams

The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain. -Aristotle

It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed. -Albert Einstein

Waste is worse than loss. The time is coming when every person who lays claim to ability will keep the question of waste before him constantly. The scope of thrift is limitless. -Thomas A. Edison

Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim earned in the blood of his followers and the sacrifices of his friends. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

For pleasures past I do not grieve, nor perils gathering near; My greatest grief is that I leave nothing that claims a tear. -Lord Byron

The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

What we ought to see in the agonies of puberty is the result of the conditioning that maims the female personality in creating the feminine. -Germaine Greer

America's greatness has been the greatness of a free people who shared certain moral commitments. Freedom without moral commitment is aimless and promptly self-destructive. -John W. Gardner

When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second time. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Greatly begin. Though thou have time, but for a line, be that sublime. Not failure, but low aim is crime. -James Russell Lowell

When widows exclaim loudly against second marriages, I would always lay a wager than the man, If not the wedding day, is absolutely fixed on. -Henry Fielding

Always fall in with what you're asked to accept. Take what is given, and make it over your way. My aim in life has always been to hold my own with whatever's going. Not against: with. -Robert Frost

America is a Nation with a mission – and that mission comes from our most basic beliefs. We have no desire to dominate, no ambitions of empire. Our aim is a democratic peace – a peace founded upon the dignity and rights of every man and woman. -George W. Bush

When I write down my thoughts, they do not escape me. This action makes me remember my strength which I forget at all times. I educate myself proportionately to my captured thought. I aim only to distinguish the contradiction between my mind and nothingness. -Comte de Lautreamont

Man lives consciously for himself, but is an unconscious instrument in the attainment of the historic, universal, aims of humanity. -Leo Tolstoy

To attempt the destruction of our passions is the height of folly. What a noble aim is that of the zealot who tortures himself like a madman in order to desire nothing, love nothing, feel nothing, and who, if he succeeded, would end up a complete monster! -Denis Diderot

The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself. -Peter Drucker

It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it. -Arnold J. Toynbee

A place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest, remembers it most obsessively, wrenches it from itself, shapes it, renders it, loves it so radically that he remakes it in his own image. -Joan Didion

Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Adulthood is the ever-shrinking period between childhood and old age. It is the apparent aim of modern industrial societies to reduce this period to a minimum. -Thomas Szasz

Doubt is to certainty as neurosis is to psychosis. The neurotic is in doubt and has fears about persons and things; the psychotic has convictions and makes claims about them. In short, the neurotic has problems, the psychotic has solutions. -Thomas Szasz

Neither praise or blame is the object of true criticism. Justly to discriminate, firmly to establish, wisely to prescribe, and honestly to award. These are the true aims and duties of criticism. -William Gilmore Simms

I have found it advisable not to give too much heed to what people say when I am trying to accomplish something of consequence. Invariably they proclaim it can't be done. I deem that the very best time to make the effort. -Calvin Coolidge

Stride forward with a firm, steady step knowing with a deep, certain inner knowing that you will reach every goal you set yourselves, that you will achieve every aim . -Eileen Caddy

A soul without a high aim is like a ship without a rudder. -Eileen Caddy

For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium. -Albert Camus

Methods of thought which claim to give the lead to our world in the name of revolution have become, in reality, ideologies of consent and not of rebellion. -Albert Camus

Gossip is what no one claims to like, but everybody enjoys. -Joseph Conrad

Experience which was once claimed by the aged is now claimed exclusively by the young. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

The aim of life is appreciation; there is no sense in not appreciating things; and there is no sense in having more of them if you have less appreciation of them. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

Wit is so shining a quality that everybody admires it; most people aim at it, all people fear it, and few love it unless in themselves. A man must have a good share of wit himself to endure a great share of it in another. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

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

The moon and other celestial bodies should be free for exploration and use by all countries. No country should be permitted to advance a claim of sovereignty. -Lyndon B. Johnson

Turn where we may, within, around, the voice of great events is proclaiming to us, Reform, that you may preserve! -Thomas Babington Macaulay

The aims of life are the best defense against death. -Primo Levi

The bosses of our mass media, press, radio, film and television, succeed in their aim of taking our minds off disaster. Thus, the distraction they offer demands the antidote of maximum concentration on disaster. -Ernst Fischer

It is not her body that he wants but it is only through her body that he can take possession of another human being, so he must labor upon her body, he must enter her body, to make his claim. -Joyce Carol Oates

People are slow to claim confidence in undertakings of magnitude. -Ovid

Envy aims very high. -Ovid

Out with stereotypes, feminism proclaims. But stereotypes are the west's stunning sexual personae, the vehicles of art's assault against nature. The moment there is imagination, there is myth. -Camille Paglia

What an immense power over the life is the power of possessing distinct aims. The voice, the dress, the look, the very motion of a person, define and alter when he or she begins to live for a reason. -Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly. -Plutarch

Pride is still aiming at the best houses: Men would be angels, angels would be gods. Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell; aspiring to be angels men rebel. -Alexander Pope

The true civilization is where every man gives to every other every right that he claims for himself. -Robert Green Ingersoll

The income tax is a twentieth-century socialist experiment that has failed. Before the income tax was imposed on us just 80 years ago, government had no claim to our income. Only sales, excise, and tariff taxes were allowed. -Alan Keyes

All the religions of the world, while they may differ in other respects, unitedly proclaim that nothing lives in this world but Truth. -Mahatma Gandhi

If we would only give, just once, the same amount of reflection to what we want to get out of life that we give to the question of what to do with a two weeks' vacation, we would be startled at our false standards and the aimless procession of our busy days. -Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Before this distinguished assembly and the world, the bells today proclaim the joyous tidings of the completion of this quietly soaring tower. -Earl Warren

Anybody who claims to read the entire paper every day is either the world's fastest reader or the world's biggest liar. -Arthur Ochs Sulzberger

Next in importance to having a good aim is to recognize when to pull the trigger. -David Letterman

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high. -Henry David Thoreau

He who sees the truth, let him proclaim it, without asking who is for it or who is against it. -Henry George

Perfection is a trifle dull. It is not the least of life's ironies that this, which we all aim at, is better not quite achieved. -W. Somerset Maugham

Yet creeds mean very little, Coth answered the dark god, still speaking almost gently. The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true. -James Branch Cabell

He who thinks and thinks for himself, will always have a claim to thanks; it is no matter whether it be right or wrong, so as it be explicit. If it is right, it will serve as a guide to direct; if wrong, as a beacon to warn. -Jeremy Bentham

The aim of all commentary on art now should be to make works of art – and, by analogy, our own experience – more, rather than less, real to us. The function of criticism should be to show how it is what it is, even that it is what it is, rather than to show what it means. -Susan Sontag

I still believe that if your aim is to change the world, journalism is a more immediate short-term weapon. -Tom Stoppard

Never claim as a right what you can ask as a favor. -John Churton Collins

The ultimate aim of the human mind, in all its efforts, is to become acquainted with Truth. -Eliza Farnham

I claim that human mind or human society is not divided into watertight compartments called social, political and religious. All act and react upon one another. -Mahatma Gandhi

Out of Ireland have we come, great hatred, little room, maimed us at the start. I carry from my mother's womb a fanatic heart. -William Butler Yeats

Woe to him that claims obedience when it is not due; woe to him that refuses it when it is. -Thomas Carlyle

There is a one woman in China that claimed she paid $50 to get my e-mail address. It was pretty shocking. I got one this morning from Scotland. A girl's requesting a signed photo of me. -Michael Phelps

If my poetry aims to achieve anything, it's to deliver people from the limited ways in which they see and feel. -Jim Morrison

Not managing your time and making excuses are two bad habits. Don't put them both together by claiming you 'don't have the time'. -Bo Bennett

There are many outsiders that actively try to halt every natural resource development project in Alaska. Many of these same people have never even been to Alaska, yet they claim to know what's best for us. -Lisa Murkowski

The Bush Administration claims there is a Social Security crisis only to distract Americans from its serious mismanagement of the federal budget. -Mark Dayton

Words without deeds is an affront to the principle that guides our Nation and makes a mockery of the values we as public servants claim to love. -Jon Corzine

The attainment of the economic aims of man presupposes peace. -Ludwig von Mises

When you are winning a war almost everything that happens can be claimed to be right and wise. -Winston Churchill

The aim of every authentic artist is not to conform to the history of art, but to release himself from it in order to replace it with his own history. -Harold Rosenberg

Any man who has once proclaimed violence as his method is inevitably forced to take the lie as his principle. -Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Anyone who has proclaimed violence his method inexorably must choose lying as his principle. -Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

When men talk about defense, they always claim to be protecting women and children, but they never ask the women and children what they think. -Patricia Schroeder

It's a sad and stupid thing to have to proclaim yourself a revolutionary just to be a decent man. -David Harris

No good poem, however confessional it may be, is just a self-expression. Who on earth would claim that the pearl expresses the oyster? -C. Day Lewis

We must have a theme, a goal, a purpose in our lives. If you don't know where you're aiming, you don't have a goal. My goal is to live my life in such a way that when I die, someone can say, she cared. -Mary Kay Ash

You have to sort of see the way that the character behaves, and what the character says and does, and claim it in the same way that you claim anything, really. -Richard Roxburgh

My reputation was a bit exaggerated. Things were written in newspapers, then copied, then doubled. One of the reasons why I never disclaimed that, was because I found it amusing. But I also constructed such an image for myself in order to gain more of a private life. -Thomas Kretschmann

Instead of starting a new nuclear arms race, now is the time to reclaim our Nation's position of leadership on nuclear nonproliferation efforts. -Dianne Feinstein

The idea that information can be stored in a changing world without an overwhelming depreciation of its value is false. It is scarcely less false than the more plausible claim that after a war we may take our existing weapons, fill their barrels with information. -Norbert Wiener

If your contribution has been vital there will always be somebody to pick up where you left off, and that will be your claim to immortality. -Walter Gropius

There are those whose sole claim to profundity is the discovery of exceptions to the rules. -Paul Eldridge

I think that when NASA works on a moon shot, they know too well that all of the people working on it must do their job at 110 percent. Sometimes they probably put in 18 hour days, but they're aiming for the moon, and that's what counts. -Marvin Hamlisch

The American citizen must be made aware that today a relatively small group of people is proclaiming its purposes to be the will of the People. That elitist approach to government must be repudiated. -William E. Simon

A boy carries out suggestions more wholeheartedly when he understands their aim. -Robert Baden-Powell

Don't believe those who claim that only left wing parties really care about employment. -Kjell Magne Bondevik

We now need to look beyond our immediate future and aim higher and farther. -Paul Biya

We claim Islam as Deen or a complete way of life. -Pervez Musharraf

Our aims are absolutely clear: They are a high living standard in the country and a secure, free and comfortable life. -Vladimir Putin

The Palestinian Rifle is ready and we will aim it if they try to prevent us from praying in Jerusalem. -Yasser Arafat

Some artists claim praise is irrelevant in measuring the success of art, but I think it's quite relevant. Besides, it makes me feel great. -Chris Van Allsburg

The nation's government has just handed me the bill that grants us our civil rights. I am receiving it before you, certain that I am accepting this on behalf of all Argentinean women, and I can feel my hands tremble with joy as they grasp the laurel proclaiming victory. -Evita Peron

I don't really consider myself to be an actor of any particular style. My aim with every role I undertake is to be truthful and honest in that particular portrayal. I don't have a particular methodology from any one school of thought or training. -Benjamin Bratt

Freedom is not something that one people can bestow on another as a gift. Thy claim it as their own and none can keep it from them. -Kwame Nkrumah

Whoever sees no other aim in the game than that of giving checkmate to one's opponent will never become a good Chess player. -Max Euwe

Everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones. -Herbert A. Simon

The mid-day sun is too much for most eyes; one is dazzled even with its reflection. Be careful that too broad and high an aim does not paralyze your effort and clog your springs of action. -Learned Hand

An art aims, above all, at producing something beautiful which affects not our feelings but the organ of pure contemplation, our imagination. -Eduard Hanslick

Whoever claims that economic competition represents 'survival of the fittest' in the sense of the law of the jungle, provides the clearest possible evidence of his lack of knowledge of economics. -George Reisman

Non-citizen terrorist suspects are not members of the American national community, and they have no proper claim on the rights Americans accord one another. -Richard Perle

My aim is to show that those governments that violate the rights of people by invoking the name of Islam have been misusing Islam. -Shirin Ebadi

My only claim to fame, if I have one, is that I'm an editor. -Woody Herman

Let the workers organize. Let the toilers assemble. Let their crystallized voice proclaim their injustices and demand their privileges. Let all thoughtful citizens sustain them, for the future of Labor is the future of America. -John L. Lewis

The characteristic of the hour is that the commonplace mind, knowing itself to be commonplace, has the assurance to proclaim the rights of the commonplace and to impose them wherever it will. -Jose Ortega y Gasset

Usefulness! It is not a fascinating word, and the quality is not one of which the aspiring spirit can dream o' nights, yet on the stage it is the first thing to aim at. -Ellen Terry

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

A lot of times black folks look for love in all the wrong places. You're always looking for somebody to love you, be accepted, and there's the insecurities that are even transmitted through rap. Everyone is trying to aim to please too much. -Chuck D

Great masters neither want nor need your worship. Your greatest gift to them and yourself is to emulate their divinity by claiming it as your own. -Alan Cohen

The aim of a joke is not to degrade the human being, but to remind him that he is already degraded. -George Orwell

God has never ceased to be the one true aim of all right human aspirations. -Alexandre Vinet

We aim in the domain of politics at republicanism; in the domain of economics at socialism; in the domain of what is today called religion, at atheism. -August Bebel

My aim then was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. -William Tecumseh Sherman

Major religions are examples of 'noble lies' aimed at uplifting human stature. -Jack Miller

I always believed that women have rights and that there are some women that are intelligent enough to claim those rights. There are some others that are stupid enough not to. -Shakira

There is no possible negotiation with these killers. Our aim is to win over terrorism. Only by being firm we can stop terrorism. We must be firm fighting the terrorists and opposing the final aims they want to achieve. -Jose Maria Aznar

It is claimed, but with what truth we cannot say, that there is a well-defined propaganda among the aliens of colour to bring about the degeneration of the white race. -Emily Murphy

It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self. -Hugo Black

For a man to come right out and say he does not believe in the Old Testament, I think many Catholics across the nation as well as the world are offended by Bill O'Reilly claiming he's an Irish Catholic. -Stephen Bennett

Law builds upon and, I should like to claim, is one of the liberal arts. It uses words of persuasion and changing definitions for practical ends. -Edward Levi

Jordan seeks to play only one role, that of a model state. It is our aim to set an example for our Arab brethren, not one that they need follow but one that will inspire them to seek a higher, happier destiny within their own borders. -Hussein of Jordan

Cruel persecutions and intolerance are not accidents, but grow out of the very essence of religion, namely, its absolute claims. -Morris Raphael Cohen

If religion cannot restrain evil, it cannot claim effective power for good. -Morris Raphael Cohen

As a system of philosophy it is not like the Tower of Babel, so daring its high aim as to seek a shelter against God's anger; but it is like a pyramid poised on its apex. -Adam Sedgwick

All the mathematical sciences are founded on relations between physical laws and laws of numbers, so that the aim of exact science is to reduce the problems of nature to the determination of quantities by operations with numbers. -James C. Maxwell

In my preaching the shafts are ever aimed at the brainwashed horde. -Powell Clayton

Normal science does not aim at novelties of fact or theory and, when successful, finds none. -Thomas Kuhn

Some books claim I have already clocked up a century of Grands Prix, but let me put the record straight. Australia will be my 100th start, and I aim to mark the milestone with a cracking performance. It could even be celebrated with a victory. -Damon Hill

Realistically, we could aim for the top three in the constructors championship. Realistically, we could look at winning more races. Three race wins would be very satisfying. -Damon Hill

The New Right, in many cases, is doing nothing less than placing a heretical claim on Christian faith that distorts, confuses, and destroys the opportunity for a biblical understanding of Jesus Christ and of his gospel for millions of people. -Mark Hatfield

Getting buried alive will always be my claim to fame. -Crystal Chappell

But, after all, the aim of art is to create space – space that is not compromised by decoration or illustration, space within which the subjects of painting can live. -Frank Stella

I wanna change the game in way where I'm not knocking nobody out of the way, not claiming to be the best at this or that, but just doing wonders with the gift I've been given. -Anthony Hamilton

Moreover, war has become a thing potentially so terrible and destructive that it should have been the common aim of statesmen to put an end to it forever. -Arthur Henderson

The city and province were given up to anarchy; the coloured people, elated with victory, proclaimed the slaughter of all whites, except the English, French, and American residents. -Henry Walter Bates

The fear of hell, or aiming to be blest, savors too much of private interest. -Edmund Waller

Some laws of state aimed at curbing crime are even more criminal. -Friedrich Engels

Every one of the world's dictatorships can and does claim to be acting in the name of the people. -Harold H. Greene

Men who hold a theory of the Church which excludes from communion those whom they admit to have the Spirit of Christ simply proclaim that their theory is in flat contradiction to the spiritual fact. -Roland Allen

In the 66 years that I have been alive, there has not been one hour, of one day, of one month, of one year, when there has not been a threat aimed at us. -Frederick Forsyth

A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers. -Friedrich August von Hayek

Architecture aims at Eternity. -Christopher Wren

The great leaders of the second world war alliance, Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, understood the twin sides of destruction and salvation. Their war aims were not only to defeat fascism, but to create a world of shared prosperity. -Jeffrey Sachs

One of the aims of sexual union is procreation – the creation by reproduction of an image of itself, of the union. -Mortimer Adler

Individuality is the aim of political liberty. By leaving the citizen as much freedom of action and of being as comports with order and the rights of others, the institutions render him truly a freeman. He is left to pursue his means of happiness in his own manner. -James Fenimore Cooper

All that a good government aims at… is to add no unnecessary and artificial aid to the force of its own unavoidable consequences, and to abstain from fortifying and accumulating social inequality as a means of increasing political inequalities. -James Fenimore Cooper

They who have reasoned ignorantly, or who have aimed at effecting their personal ends by flattering the popular feeling, have boldly affirmed that 'one man is as good as another;' a maxim that is true in neither nature, revealed morals, nor political theory. -James Fenimore Cooper

It is a governing principle of nature, that the agency which can produce most good, when perverted from its proper aim, is most productive of evil. -James Fenimore Cooper

Better have failed in the high aim, as I, Than vulgarly in the low aim succeed As, God be thanked! I do not. -Robert Browning

The historian of science may be tempted to exclaim that when paradigms change, the world itself changes with them. -Thomas Kuhn

Those who dare to interpret God's will must never claim Him as an asset for one nation or group rather than another. -Robert Runcie

An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding. -Robert Louis Stevenson

In any case, fighting will not settle whether the claims were just or unjust. It will only settle which nation can mobilize and handle its fighting forces and its economic forces the better. -Rufus Jones

Let Justice, blind and halt and maimed, chastise the rebel spirit surging in my veins, let the Law deal me penalties and pains And make me hideous in my neighbours' eyes. -Ada Cambridge

Don't let anything stand in the way of you claiming and manifesting the life that you choose rather than the life you have by default. -Joy Page

I'm not aiming for the Nobel Peace Prize! -Omar Bongo

For about ten years now, the struggle for democracy and the respect of human rights has been in the focus point – if not a commodity – of political groups aiming to rise to power. -Omar Bongo

But it is important to observe that when Europe or the United Nations impose sanctions that are supposed to be aimed against a certain regime, usually generally millions of people end up being directly punished. -Omar Bongo

Black leadership has to recognize that principles more than speech, character more than a claim, is greater in advancing the cause of our liberation than what has transpired thus far. -Louis Farrakhan

Birth on U.S. territory has never been an absolute claim to citizenship. -Phyllis Schlafly

People today sometimes get uncomfortable with empirical claims that seem to clash with their political assumptions, often because they haven't given much thought to the connections. -Steven Pinker

As many political writers have pointed out, commitment to political equality is not an empirical claim that people are clones. -Steven Pinker

It is important that gang members are aware that if they engage in aggravated assault, maiming, kidnapping, or manslaughter that they will receiving a minimum sentence of 30 years. -Albert Wynn

I never expected that. I didn't aim for that. All I wanted was to get some nice pictures of trains at night. -O. Winston Link

Let it be henceforth proclaimed to the world that man's conscience was created free; that he is no longer accountable to his fellow man for his religious opinions, being responsible therefore only to his God. -John Tyler

Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled. -Michael Crichton

Fascism is itself less 'ideological', in so far as it openly proclaims the principle of domination that is elsewhere concealed. -Theodor W. Adorno

Actually, I didn't make the claim that Ruby follows the principle of least surprise. Someone felt the design of Ruby follows that philosophy, so they started saying that. I didn't bring that up, actually. -Yukihiro Matsumoto

I cannot explain why they made that sequel to Secret of NIMH. Because they claim that it the original didn't make money, so what was the enthusiasm to make a sequel? -Don Bluth

I haven't had a stationary home since going with the circus, but since my parents lived in Lafayette about 25 years ago and my sister lives here now, I always claim it as home. -Emmett Kelly

Anyone who claims to have an entirely clear conscience is almost certainly a bore. -Bernard Cornwell

In Bosnia, little children shot in the head by a guy who thinks it's okay to aim his gun at a child. -Christiane Amanpour

I do not believe in self-proclaimed parties. -Ernest Mandel

Men wholly bent on wordly treasures were the dupes of their own passions, rather than deceived by the writings or pretenses of those who claimed to be Alchemists. -Ethan A. Hitchcock

Which implies that the real issue in art is the audience's response. Now I claim that when I make things, I don't care about the audience's response, I'm making them for myself. But I'm making them for myself as audience, because I want to wake myself up. -Richard Foreman

Total falsehoods can be easily exposed for what they are by citing exceptions to their claims. Hence, they are less likely to be accepted as the total truth. -Samuel P. Huntington

My experience in Amsterdam is that cyclists ride where the hell they like and aim in a state of rage at all pedestrians while ringing their bell loudly, the concept of avoiding people being foreign to them. -Terry Pratchett

I aim to tell the truth about any subject, not a romance or fantasy, not avoid the truth. -Anita Desai

We take people to the threshold of religion. Our aim is to induce immediate experience that is beyond the odd, beyond the strange, and beyond the weird. It verges on the wholly other. -Larry Harvey

To claim, therefore, inerrancy for the King James Version, or even for the Revised Version, is to claim inerrancy for men who never professed it for themselves. -William Bell Riley

Some may claim that is it unscientific to speak of the operations of nature as miracles. But the point of the title lies in the paradox of finding so many wonderful things subservient to the rule of law. -Elisha Gray

First of all, I can't really claim to be a great chef. -Martin Yan

Nothing is more confused than to be ordered into a war to die or to be maimed for life without the faintest idea of what's going on. -Hanoi Hannah

Back then when Chomsky and Herman wrote, the left, myself among them, all knew that something terrible was happening in Vietnam, though most now claim to remember otherwise. -James Donald

I'm aiming to become the white Oprah. -Janice Dickinson

Whoopi and I have been friends ever since she claimed she couldn't sing on the set of Sister Act. -Jenifer Lewis

I had made a decision early on that we were going to do the right things and that if they worked we were going to be very successful. And if for some reason they didn't, all the claims and the protestations and the excuses wouldn't make any difference. -John Engler

It bothers me to know there is the possibility that I as a Christian would be not only an underdog, but that I would be trodden upon if I claimed that I was a Christian. -Lee Greenwood

Dull would be the man who should merely tolerate this plan of social industry. Weak would be the position of him who should take an apologetic tone in defending it, or present its claims in a merely negative way, by exposing the evils and perils of the socialistic plan. -John Bates Clark

The limit is not as narrow as it might be. I do not claim for this action, as it now goes on, an ideal degree of efficiency. What I do claim is that this type of competition already reveals its nature and its ultimate power to hold seeming monopolies in check. -John Bates Clark

The argument on the other side of special rights is completely bogus. It's bogus because you could make exactly the same claim about racial or ethnic or religious minorities. -Tom Allen

Naturalism aimed at giving the primitive wishes full play but failed because these wishes are too primitive, too infantile, too inconsistent with themselves to be satisfied even by the greatest license. -John Desmond Bernal

We must have a relentless commitment to producing a meaningful, comprehensive energy package aimed at conservation, alleviating the burden of energy prices on consumers, decreasing our country's dependency on foreign oil, and increasing electricity grid reliability. -Paul Gillmor

As critical acclaim and response has built up, every interview I give is a chance to puncture the myth I've created about my work and refine it. -James Ellroy

By creating useful job descriptions and making clear what qualifications should be expected, the Department aims to help improve schools' ability to recruit the right people. -Estelle Morris

Our strategy in dealing with patents in Mono is the same strategy that any other software developer would take. In the event of a patent claim, we will try to find prior art to the claim of the patent. -Miguel de Icaza

The truth is that the religious and the scientific processes, though involving different methods, are identical in their final aim. Both aim at reaching the most real. -Muhammad Iqbal

The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something. -Muhammad Iqbal

Descendants of New England pioneers are proud of their ancestry and glad to proclaim the fact that so far as the United States are concerned, New England is in deed the cradle of religious liberty. -Paul P. Harris

Down through the centuries, this trick has been tried by various establishments throughout the world. They force people to get involved in the kind of examination that has only one aim and that is to stamp out dissent. -Pete Seeger

Involvement in the arts engages kids in their community, improves self-esteem, reclaims at-risk youth, and builds the creative skills that are required of a 21st century workforce. -Gavin Newsom

It has been my aim throughout present operations to afford the greatest amount of protection to life and property interests, and troops have been stationed accordingly. -George Crook

My actions constituted pure hacking that resulted in relatively trivial expenses for the companies involved, despite the government's false claims. -Kevin Mitnick

Toby not being there doesn't bother me, I mean I can work with anybody as long as we get along and as long as they've got an understanding of what I want and what I'm aiming for. To start with, when he left, it was difficult. -Jay Kay

But, in the name of the experimental method and out of our poor knowledge, are we really entitled to claim that everything happens by chance, to the exclusion of all other possibilities? -Albert Claude

It has been claimed at times that our modern age of technology facilitates dictatorship. -Henry A. Wallace

I would like to spend my next two years showing how the aim of making technology available to every young person can be built into the effort to make our nation more secure. That is my latest concern and what I will be pushing over the next two years. -Major Owens

One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim. -Brooks Adams

The Busted thing happened when I was 16. I saw an opportunity, took it and it was better than being at school. It was a fun job but I'd never claim Busted was anything other than a pop band. -Charlie Simpson

Cosmoe is nearing the stage where I would feel comfortable doing a preliminary release aimed at developers. -Bill Hayden

When we rehearse, we're always trying to aim for something else. But we never quite succeed in getting there. -Colin Greenwood

In celebration of this Earth Day, I encourage all Members of the House to support legislation aimed at investing in the improvement of water quality in our Nation's lakes, rivers, streams and estuaries. -Jerry Costello

I met a congressman who claimed that he could introduce me to two people who saw Amelia Earhart. -Jim Sullivan

Beyond the Catholic exclusionary paradigm is a larger one which is the Christian one. Christians claim that if you don't believe in Christ, you can't get to heaven. Well that eliminates two thirds of the world's population! -Neale Donald Walsch

The new spirituality will also base itself on a third very large spiritual understanding, which is that life is eternal. Most religious people claim to believe that, but very few people actually live as if that were true. -Neale Donald Walsch

Logan was talking about the Civil War, which claimed the lives of more than 500,000 Americans. He wanted to provide Civil War veterans with a day to pay respects to their fellow soldiers who did not live to see the end of the war, without losing a day's pay. -Doc Hastings

Human-rights advocates, for example, claim that the mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners is of a piece with President Bush's 2002 decision to deny al Qaeda and Taliban fighters the legal status of prisoners of war under the Geneva Conventions. -John Yoo

While Taliban fighters had an initial claim to protection under the conventions, they lost POW status by failing to obey the standards of conduct for legal combatants: wearing uniforms, a responsible command structure, and obeying the laws of war. -John Yoo

Of course, conservatives always claim to be against judicial activism. -Michael Kinsley

I'm a writer first and an editor second… or maybe third or even fourth. Successful editing requires a very specific set of skills, and I don't claim to have all of them at my command. -Lynn Abbey

I don't claim to be a musician, I didn't go to Julliard. -Dick Dale

The Second World War claimed tens of millions of victims. -Jean-Marie Le Pen

The advent of a new religion, making serious and impressive claims to embody a new revelation from on high, is not a frequent occurrence. -Robert Rainy

I don't expect that the million will ever be won, simply because there is no confirming evidence for any paranormal claims to date. -James Randi

It's a lucky child that knows that they're a genius, unaimed and all that. -Diana Wynne Jones

My father started growing very quiet as Alzheimer's started claiming more of him. The early stages of Alzheimer's are the hardest because that person is aware that they're losing awareness. And I think that that's why my father started growing more and more quiet. -Patti Davis

I aim my arrangements at what will fit and colorfully frame the song in the best way possible. -Les Baxter

This is ridiculous, I mean, wholly ridiculous. It never did any child any harm to have something that was a tiny bit above them anyway, and I claim that anyone who can follow Doctor Who can follow absolutely anything. -Diana Wynne Jones

Mainly as sort of blueprints for dealing with most of the adults in their lives, to some extent with their fellows. It is this notion of aiming high and there's always hope, aim low and you might as well stop now. -Diana Wynne Jones

Psychology helps to measure the probability that an aim is attainable. -Edward Thorndike

It, sometimes, suits the slaveholders to claim, that their slavery is an exclusively State concern; and that the North has, therefore, nothing to do with it. -Gerrit Smith

The only ground on which a neutral State can claim respect at the hands of belligerents is, that, so far as she is concerned, their rights are protected. -Gerrit Smith

My aim was to safeguard justice, without doing harm to our war effort. -Hans Frank

The aim of the poet, or other artist, is first to make something; and it's impossible to make something out of words and not communicate. -James Schuyler

Since the events of September 11, we've rightfully changed our military strategy so we're now taking the fight to those individuals who aim to do us harm, rather than waiting for another atrocious attack to happen. -Jim Gerlach

Yet the march toward freedom is not without its hazards or its casualties and the threats of violence aimed at Iraqis who participate in the election will be dealt with accordingly. -Jim Gerlach

In football, you can always maim a person if you wanted to. -Lawrence Taylor

The unions claim the deck is stacked against them when it comes to labor laws, but the truth is many private and public sector workers are forced to pay union dues as a condition of their employment, yet they have little say in how the unions spend their money. -Linda Chavez

Some even claim that I'm a terror, a dictator and they're right. -Lou Reed

Just last week, I was successful in passing two bi-partisan amendments through the House of Representatives that aim to address the even larger problem of cracking down on countries who export the materials to create meth into the United States. -Mark Kennedy

One of the worst things to come out of the Consumer Protection Board's misleading claims is the impression that government resources are to hard to get and just aren't available for regular people like you and I. -Matthew Lesko

There are many programs specifically aimed at helping people in poverty start a business. -Matthew Lesko

For a long time I thought I was a poet, but that's a high title to claim. -Philip Pullman

My only real claim to anyone's attention lies in my writing. -Philip Pullman

Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim, wisdom the source of virtue, and of fame, obtained with labour, for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it, best enjoyed. -William Whitehead

It was called the Reclaim Guide. It was just a general protest guide that went over security culture and stuff like that. A small portion of that guide dealt with explosives information. -Sherman Austin

Anyone who claims to be good at lying is obviously bad at lying. Thus – as a writer myself – I cannot comment on whether or not writers are exceptionally good liars, because whatever I said would actually mean its complete opposite. -Chuck Klosterman

He comes to London and gets a job in a nightclub, a gay club, where he's known as Straight Dave by the bar staff – and no one believes he's as straight as he claims to be. He meets the daughter of the club manager, and he has an affair with her. -Neil Tennant

By the time I came out, that kind of stopped it. The bullying stopped when I claimed myself and proved that I wasn't afraid. A lot of it was when I was hiding when I was younger. -Randy Harrison

They claim this mother of ours, the Earth, for their own use, and fence their neighbors away from her, and deface her with their buildings and their refuse. -Sitting Bull

Claiming that you have got the truth wrapped up does breed violence and intolerance. -Timothy Radcliffe

I believe that my own Christian faith does indeed make universal claims. -Timothy Radcliffe

People have been killing because of racial differences since the time of Adam and Eve, but in this country racism has been primarily aimed at African Americans. -Bob Cousy

I am not going to claim that modern anarchism has any direct relation to Roman jurisprudence; but I do claim that it has its basis in the laws of nature rather than in the state of nature. -Herbert Read

From a personal point of view I want some medals because that is what you aim for when you start out playing. -Jamie Redknapp

The studio have always claimed that the ship is the star of the show, especially when they're renegotiating contracts. -Patrick Stewart

We're not trying to reinvent the wheel; for any environmental organization to claim sole responsibility for any kind of victory is insane, because everybody attacks these problems as a group. -Ted Danson

And so it's inescapable and people who proclaim scrupulous honesty can only proclaim that if they don't examine closely the things they believe. -Todd Rundgren

The longing for peace is rooted in the hearts of all men. But the striving, which at present has become so insistent, cannot lay claim to such an ambition as leading the way to eternal peace, or solving all disputes among nations. -Alva Myrdal

War is murder. And the military preparations now being made for a potential major confrontation are aimed at collective murder. In a nuclear age the victims would be numbered by the millions. This naked truth must be faced. -Alva Myrdal

People in the Pentagon had colleagues killed and maimed by bin Laden. They're trying to find bin Laden and kill him and his cult. Naturally they consider that a legitimate thing to do, but they're having mixed success at the job. -Bruce Sterling

So it was flawed in that it didn't require California to have a first claim on the power plants. It deregulated part of the market, but not all of the market. -Gray Davis

I could not claim them because I was not supposed to be flying in combat. -Adolf Galland

Many have argued that a vacuum does not exist, others claim it exists only with difficulty in spite of the repugnance of nature; I know of no one who claims it easily exists without any resistance from nature. -Evangelista Torricelli

To an intellectual who is adrift in politics, a theory is an aim; to a true politician his theory is a boundary. -Francis Parker Yockey

There are only two things worth aiming for, good music and a clean conscience. -Paul Hindemith

Now on the other hand, if someone is selling a product, opening a dance studio, or has some other aim to help themselves, then I tend to look askance at some of these strange stories from outer space. -Robert Stack

Something new has happened: For the first time in German history our fatherland is guided by a plan that considers only the needs of the people, and aims at building prosperity and reconstructing of our fatherland. -Walter Ulbricht

After all, C++ isn't a perfect match for Java's design aims either. -Bjarne Stroustrup

This evolution may compromise Java's claim of being simpler than C++, but my guess is that the effort will make Java a better language than it is today. -Bjarne Stroustrup

I think the aim – and certainly the aim of what I've tried to do since leaving – is not political and certainly not a witch hunt at individuals. It's to try to direct our attention at what I believe is a fundamental fault analysis that we must now examine. -David Kay

I knew from an early age exactly what I wanted to do. I wanted to be a musician and that was it. It made life a lot easier knowing what I was aiming for. -Dan Hawkins

I always claim that the writer has done 90 percent of the director's work. -Harold Ramis

When I was teaching at Harvard in the 1970s, I went to Project Incorporated in Cambridge and took photography classes. I didn't even know how to aim the camera in those days. -Ann Beattie

The claim that the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were attacked because fundamentalists hate our prosperity and freedom is a ridiculous lie. -L. Neil Smith

The press regularly proclaims my ambitions and my financial demands. -Placido Domingo

We can live our own lives in a way that does not bring reproach on the principles we claim to support. -Jesse Helms

As busy as I claim to be, I've still got the greatest job in the world. -Peter Criss

Award trophies, as opposed to letting the players define and claim their own. Ultimately, pay them to play so that their activity not only resembles work but is work. -John Thorn

But baseball bounced back in the next decade to reclaim its place as the national pastime: new heroes, spirited competition, and booming prosperity gave birth to dreams of expansion, both within the major leagues and around the world. -John Thorn

My main aim has always been to do good quality films with roles that have some substance. With Power and Beauty there were loads of things that I liked about the movie, which made me opt for it. -Natasha Henstridge

Science never gives up searching for truth, since it never claims to have achieved it. -John Polanyi

What makes the Universal Declaration an epochal document is first of all its global impetus and secondly the breadth of its claims, a commitment to a new social contract, binding on all the Governments of the world. -John Polanyi

The scientific and scholarly community is marked by the belief that the truth is to be found in all; none can claim it as their monopoly. -John Polanyi

Our aim, during our Presidency in the next six months will be to lead this challenge, to show that Europe can function in a mature and responsible way, to start delivering tangible results that show we are taking people's concerns seriously. -John Hutton

There are others who aim at popularity under the disguise of patriotism. -Jonathan Mayhew

All war aims for impunity. -Michael Ignatieff

The white men told lies for each other. They drove off a great many of our cattle. Some branded our young cattle so they could claim them. -Chief Joseph

I was the executive editor on a little magazine called Greek Accent, whose only claim to fame is that its art director went on to be the art director of Discover for many years. -Jane Haddam

The doctrine of original sin claims that all men sinned in Adam; but whether they did or whether it is merely a fact that all men sin does not basically affect the problem of suffering. -Walter Kaufmann

My claim is that we do not have a market economy, but a capitalist economy. -David Korten

Money is not wealth. Money is a claim on wealth. -David Korten

But on the other hand, while disclaiming any change in my opinions, I desire equally to disclaim the representations of those opinions which have been put forward in some quarters. -Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Always it gave me a pang that my children had no lawful claim to a name. -Harriet Ann Jacobs

Each colony became accustomed to planting new settlements and to claiming new boundaries. -Albert Bushnell Hart

There are people who claim to be instinctive cooks, who never follow recipes or weigh anything at all. All I can say is they're not very fussy about what they eat. For me, cooking is an exact art and not some casual game. -Delia Smith

Your aim will be knowledge and wisdom, not the reflected glamour of fame. -Abbott L. Lowell

Feminism – the word – can give us a handle, a rallying point, a common ground, and help us build a bridge. Why not claim the gift of the word as a place to begin? -Betty Buckley

Books have become our dearest companions, yielding exquisite delights and inspiring lofty aims. -George Henry Lewes

The real point is that totalitarian regimes have claimed jurisdiction over the whole person, and the whole society, and they don't at all believe that we should give unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and unto God that which is God's. -Jeane Kirkpatrick

On the other hand, always aim to be the best in what you do and give 100%. -Benjamin Cohen

The secondary attack was made against The Hague. Its aim was to get a hold upon the Dutch capital, and in particular to capture the Government offices and the Service headquarters. -Kurt Student

All the most prominent Darwinists proclaim naturalistic philosophy when they think it safe to do so. -Phillip E. Johnson

The second advantage claimed for naturalism is that it is equivalent to rationality, because it assumes a model of reality in which all events are in principle accessible to scientific investigation. -Phillip E. Johnson

I spent six years in Bible study because I needed to get grounded. People really need to spend time in the Bible getting to know the God they claim to love. -Willie Aames

I'm glad that I'm being acclaimed as an actor. Today, when my hard work has paid off I can chill out about it. -Akshay Kumar

I had earlier concluded that a war with Iraq would be a distraction from the successful and expeditious completion of our aims in Afghanistan. Now I had come to question whether the White House was telling the truth. -Bob Graham

The claim of the State Socialists, however, that this right would not be exercised in matters pertaining to the individual in the more intimate and private relations of his life is not borne out by the history of governments. -Benjamin Tucker

It is proclaimed by the great leaders of that party, by its political conventions, by its ministers of the Gospel, and by every other means they have of giving currency and importance to the declaration, that it is its mission to abolish slavery in the Union. -John H. Reagan

My aim in life is not to judge. -Jeanne Moreau

You don't have to be a wreck. You don't have to be sick. One's aim in life should be to die in good health. Just like a candle that burns out. -Jeanne Moreau

There is one question that I don't think Gary Condit can answer, and that I think is why we all aimed at Gary Condit, besides the fact that he has a relationship. -Barbara Olson

We're very lucky to be able to go back and reclaim something that was a very special part of all our lives. -Roger Andrew Taylor

Acclaim is a distraction. -James Broughton

My major aim in writing is to set out flags and issue wake-up calls. -James Broughton

Some of us claim that New York City is the capital of the country, indeed the capital of the world. Now, that may be a bit much for those who don't come from New York, but clearly we are an important city for reasons of our cultural advantages. -David Dinkins

Christ died to save this lost world; he did not come to destroy, maim or pour out wrath. -David Wilkerson

Sometimes it is claimed by those who argue that race is just a social construct that the human genome project shows that because people share roughly 99% of their genes in common, that there are no races. This is silly. -J. Philippe Rushton

My most resolute opponents believe that I am too visible, that I am a little too alive, that my name echoes too much in the texts which they nevertheless claim to be inaccessible. -Jacques Derrida

And in this respect, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been a tragedy, a clash between one very powerful, very convincing, very painful claim over this land and another no less powerful, no less convincing claim. -Amos Oz

The team's aims are do to the best we can basically. -David Leslie

The ability and desire to transform the mundane materials at hand that we both bring into the collaboration well beyond the sum total of the parts – to birth a new baby neither of us could claim single parentage of. -Gary Lucas

Claiming for ourselves liberty of conscience, liberty to worship, we shall see to it that every other individual enjoys the same right. -James Larkin

For 6 days a week I aim to get in between 18-23 miles. -Jonathan Brown

Here's the simplest answer: Within weeks, the disciples proclaimed the resurrection of Jesus Christ, that He had been bodily raised from the dead and appeared to them. -Josh McDowell

If Jesus Christ was who He claimed to be, and He did die on a cross at a point of time in history, then, for all history past and all history future it is relevant because that is the very focal point for forgiveness and redemption. -Josh McDowell

Jesus claimed He had the power to raise himself from the dead and His followers would be raised from the dead. That's a unique claim in the literature of religion. -Josh McDowell

Why don't the names of Buddha, Mohammed, Confucius offend people? The reason is that these others didn't claim to be God, but Jesus did. -Josh McDowell

Many have said of Alchemy, that it is for the making of gold and silver. For me such is not the aim, but to consider only what virtue and power may lie in medicines. -Paracelsus

An extraordinary amount of arrogance is present in any claim of having been the first in inventing something. -Benoit Mandelbrot

This means that the search for a formula of European cooperation in connection with the League of Nations, far from weakening the authority of this latter must and can only tend to strengthen it, for it is closely connected with its aims. -Aristide Briand

Businesses should no longer be allowed to depress wages by hiring illegal labor and then falsely claim that Americans don't want to do the jobs. -Dana Rohrabacher

Pure phenomenology claims to be the science of pure phenomena. This concept of the phenomenon, which was developed under various names as early as the eighteenth century without being clarified, is what we shall have to deal with first of all. -Edmund Husserl

All I claimed was that when a drastic change occurs, it occurs in a relatively small and isolated population. -Ernst Mayr

I did not claim that speciation occurs only in founder populations. -Ernst Mayr

The major novelty of my theory was its claim that the most rapid evolutionary change does not occur in widespread, populous species, as claimed by Most geneticists, but in small founder populations. -Ernst Mayr

As I, as a worker, came to know them, the aims of German trade unions were political, and there were a number of various trade unions with varied political views. -Fritz Sauckel

The deepest problems of modern life derive from the claim of the individual to preserve the autonomy and individuality of his existence in the face of overwhelming social forces, of historical heritage, of external culture, and of the technique of life. -Georg Simmel

As a result, ways out of the crisis are being intensively searched for at all levels – ways, which, however, aim at maintaining the whites' control over the country. -Joe Slovo

The aim of our studies is to prove that color is the most relative means of artistic expression, that we never really perceive what color is physically. -Josef Albers

The man who bears my name, and who claims to be me, was born on July 15, 1865, the sixth in a family of seven. He was an ugly child, and remained ugly till his eighteenth year, when his looks gradually improved. -Laurence Housman

I think no artist can claim to have any access to the truth, or an authentic version of an event. But obviously they have slightly better means at their disposal because they have their art to energize whatever it is they're trying to write about. They have music. -Thom Yorke

If no other knowledge deserves to be called useful but that which helps to enlarge our possessions or to raise our station in society, then Mythology has no claim to the appellation. -Thomas Bulfinch

Mrs. White, in my opinion, made false statements. She misused what she claimed was the prophetic gift she had. -Walter Martin

The aim of medicine is to prevent disease and prolong life, the ideal of medicine is to eliminate the need of a physician. -William J. Mayo

What moves me is neither ethnocentric pride nor sectarian arrogance. I make no claim that Jewish culture is superior to other cultures. But it is mine. -Theodore Bikel

I do not know who there is among us that can claim to know God's purpose and God's intent. -Theodore Bikel

I make no claim to be an authority on writing or illustrating for children. -Hugh Lofting

I sometimes truly despair at ever being meaningfully altered and affected by the things I claim are so important to me. -Olympia Dukakis

The aim and the idea of the Four Year Plan were and remain entirely correct and necessary! -Hjalmar Schacht

No, this customary aim of research by excavators is completely foreign to the historical work with which I am occupied… my sole and only aim is to be able to establish a historical fact, on which I disagree with some eminent historians and geographers. -Heinrich Schliemann

I aimed at the Archduke. I do not remember what I thought at that moment. -Gavrilo Princip

So as far as Serbia is concerned, it does not have the right to influence the privatization or to claim any property, because Kosovo is a former member of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. -Ibrahim Rugova

The mission proper to the Church is that of proclaiming the Gospel. -Karl Lehmann

The aim of my life is the overthrow of monarchy. -Karl Liebknecht

I make no claim that Jewish culture is superior to other cultures or that the Jewish song is better than the song of my neighbor. -Theodore Bikel

If there were a science of human beings it would be anthropology that aims at understanding the totality of experience through structural context. -Wilhelm Dilthey

The materialistic point of view in psychology can claim, at best, only the value of an heuristic hypothesis. -Wilhelm Wundt

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

Soldiers of Israel, we have no aims of conquest. Our purpose is to bring to naught the attempts of the Arab armies to conquer our land. -Moshe Dayan

We decline the claim to power by parties which want to own their followers body and soul, and which want to put themselves over and above the whole nation. -Franz von Papen

It is conceivable that a party might gain the majority in parliament and claims the government for itself. -Franz von Papen

Mom claimed that I could carry a tune at 2 or 3 years of age. Maybe she was a little prejudiced. -Ethel Merman

I make no claim to being a business genius. You can make so much money in this business that it loses its value. -Nat King Cole

The reader of these Memoirs will discover that I never had any fixed aim before my eyes, and that my system, if it can be called a system, has been to glide away unconcernedly on the stream of life, trusting to the wind wherever it led. -Giacomo Casanova

The aim of the tests carried on with these syllable series was, by means of repeated audible perusal of the separate series, to so impress them that immediately afterward they could voluntarily be reproduced. -Hermann Ebbinghaus

To my thinking, this: – that the Priestly Code rests upon the result which is only the aim of Deuteronomy. -Julius Wellhausen

The prophets, who were very many, proclaim and declare the one God; for, being filled with the inspiration of the one God, they predicted things to come, with agreeing and harmonious voice. -Lactantius

It is one of the aims of linguistics to define itself, to recognise what belongs within its domain. In those cases where it relies upon psychology, it will do so indirectly, remaining independent. -Ferdinand de Saussure

Moreover, the accomplishment of Russia's aims has been greatly simplified by the fact that we have heretofore offered the world no practical antidote for the Russian poison. -James Forrestal

After the knowledge of, and obedience to, the will of God, the next aim must be to know something of His attributes of wisdom, power, and goodness as evidenced by His handiwork. -James Prescott Joule

Simultaneously with the establishment of the Constitution, Virginia ceded to the United States her domain, which then extended to the Mississippi, and was even claimed to extend to the Pacific Ocean. -William H. Seward

To reduce this claim of slavery to an absurdity, it is only necessary to add that there are only two states in which slaves are a majority, and not one in which the slaveholders are not a very disproportionate minority. -William H. Seward

But to be the Vicar of Christ, to claim to exercise his prerogatives on earth, does involve a claim to his attributes, and therefore our opposition to Popery is opposition to a man claiming to be God. -Charles Hodge

You can't climb up to the second floor without a ladder. When you set your aim too high and don't fulfill it, then your enthusiasm turns to bitterness. Try for a goal that's reasonable, and then gradually raise it. -Emil Zatopek

For us to keep claiming this isn't Hip Hop and that isn't Hip Hop doesn't make sense to me. -Grandmaster Flash

It is, I claim, nonsense to say that it does not matter which individual man acted as the nucleus for the change. It is precisely this that makes history unpredictable into the future. -Gregory Bateson

The whole wood seemed running now, running hard, hunting, chasing, closing in round something or – somebody? In panic, he began to run too, aimlessly, he knew not whither. -Kenneth Grahame

To pursue a so-called Third Way is foolish. We had our experience with this in the 1960s when we looked for a socialism with a human face. It did not work, and we must be explicit that we are not aiming for a more efficient version of a system that has failed. -Vaclav Klaus

It is popular to call it a crisis of the Western world. It is in fact a crisis of the whole world. Communism, which claims to be a solution of the crisis, is itself a symptom and an irritant of the crisis. -Whittaker Chambers

In speaking, for convenience, of devices and expedients, I did not intend to imply that Shakespeare always deliberately aimed at the effects which he produced. -Andrew Coyle Bradley

Proclaiming a sexual preference is something that straight men never really have to bother with. -Lance Loud

I appeal to all Britishers to answer this call to arms for the defence of all the principles that we Englishmen have been the first to proclaim in the world. -John Amery

Coming out is a means of redefining oneself, of claiming membership in a lifestyle and a social order with distinct values. Chief among these values is honesty. -Lance Loud

Now obviously the propositions of the system have reference to matters of empirical fact; if they did not, they could have no claim to be called scientific. -Talcott Parsons

One, I have a wonderful publisher, Black Sparrow Press; as long as they exist, they will keep me in print. And they claim they sell very respectable numbers of my books, so I guess, and it's true, every place I go, my books are in libraries and on bookshelves. -Diane Wakoski

Save for minor ailments and accident, my battalion is practically immune from sickness; colds come and go as a matter of course, sprains and cuts claim momentary attention, but otherwise the health of the battalion is perfect. -Patrick MacGill

I claim the right to take a stand once in a while. -Antonio Tabucchi

Aching all over, we reached level ground again, and Mr. Christy withdrew his claims, and agreed that no road anywhere else could possibly be so bad as a Mexican road; a decision which later experiences only served to confirm. -Edward Burnett Tylor

Claims of right and insistence upon obligations may depend upon treaty stipulations, or upon the rules of international law, or upon the sense of natural justice applied to the circumstances of a particular case, or upon disputed facts. -Elihu Root

The methods of peace propaganda which aim at establishing peace doctrine by argument and by creating a feeling favorable to peace in general seem to fall short of reaching the springs of human action and of dealing with the causes of the conduct which they seek to modify. -Elihu Root

The popular tendency is to listen approvingly to the most extreme statements and claims of politicians and orators who seek popularity by declaring their own country right in everything and other countries wrong in everything. -Elihu Root

For although Claudius had been accused of gambling and drunkenness, not only were no worse sins laid to his charge, but he had successfully established some claim to being considered a learned man. -Frederic William Farrar

It's not vanity to feel you have a right to be beautiful. Women are taught to feel we're not good enough, that we must live up to someone else's standards. But my aim is to cherish myself as I am. -Elle Macpherson

Above all, TRIBES is fun, and even kind of sexy… in that every round features an Opportunity for Reproduction, which is the main aim of the game, as it is in most of Nature. -David Brin

It is extremely dangerous to talk about limits or borders. It is vital, instead, that we remain completely open, that we are always involved, and that we aim to contribute personally in social events. -Dario Fo

We have to be aware that the scientific community throws up tons of different hypotheses and at a certain point we'll find out who was right and who was wrong. But we have to go with the best information right now, which I would claim to be the IPCC reports. -Bjorn Lomborg

The film is a romance with songs and dances, aimed at a family audience. -Sanjay Dutt

If you aim at anything lower that is expecting your audience to be really alert and aware, then you're going to be caught out sooner or later as a composer. -Peter Maxwell Davies

I'm not trying necessarily to become a movie star; that wouldn't be bad but that's not the aim. I'm just trying to do interesting things and go into areas where I've not been before. -Phil Collins

My Lords temporal, today is the day to rise up against the regiment of Lords spiritual and proclaim the values of enlightenment, compassion and common sense. -Polly Toynbee

We aim to express the passion of our members in something actionable that we can all in fact do. -Joan Blades

My aim in painting is to create pulsating, luminous, and open surfaces that emanate a mystic light, in accordance with my deepest insight into the experience of life and nature. -Hans Hofmann

What goes on in abstract art is the proclaiming of aesthetic principles… It is in our own time that we have become aware of pure aesthetic considerations. Art never can be imitation. -Hans Hofmann

For the state by its nature claims sovereignty, the right to an unlimited development of power, determined only by self-interest. It is by nature anarchistic. -Christian Lous Lange

A timeline for bringing U.S. troops home that is negotiated with the Iraqi government would also boost the Iraqi government's legitimacy and claim to self-rule, and force the Iraqi government to take responsibility for itself and its citizens. -Peter DeFazio

Your political system is actually too democratic. The fact that Americans vote on every bill and proposition can prolong bigotry indefinitely, especially where it is aimed at minority groups. -George Michael

Despite claims by some to the contrary, we have heard numerous times in hearings and briefings by experts that existing technologies do not fully or effectively detect nuclear material. -John Linder

I fear it's because religion is man's attempt to reach God, and when he feels he has succeeded, he cannot abide anyone else's claim to have done the same. -Jerry B. Jenkins

It doesn't matter who you are, how many awards you've won, how popular you are, or how much critical acclaim you've had. -David Guterson

I even believe in helping an employer function more productively. For then, we will have a claim to higher wages, shorter hours, and greater participation in the benefits of running a smooth industrial machine. -Sidney Hillman

That is, we believed, the supreme duty of the parent, who only was permitted to claim in some degree the priestly office and function, since it is his creative and protecting power which alone approaches the solemn function of Deity. -Charles Eastman

I claim Dickens as a mentor. He's my teacher. He's one of my driving forces. -Anne Rice

And trust, yes, which is important, but that is what I aim towards. Now that is difficult for some people, and with that desire to get things as good as possible, I would say that I'm probably regarded as quite prickly to work with. -Jeremy Irons

I got a lot of flak for having Kirk as the lead because they all claimed it was a much harder sell, but no one else could have done that part for many reasons. -Donal Logue

And whereas women had to fight to find their way into the workforce, men are now fighting to reclaim their place in the family structure. -Bob Geldof

Since Europe is dependent on imports of energy and most of its raw materials, it can be subdued, if not quite conquered, without all those nuclear weapons the Soviets have aimed at it simply through the shipping routes and raw materials they control. -Barbara Amiel

Of course the barbarians' aim of world domination has not escaped the attention of the Europeans, perhaps because unlike us they are closer to the walls. -Barbara Amiel

When the Nobel award came my way, it also gave me an opportunity to do something immediate and practical about my old obsessions, including literacy, basic health care and gender equity, aimed specifically at India and Bangladesh. -Amartya Sen

A central claim of the Bush administration's foreign policy is that the spread of democracy in the Middle East is the cure for terrorism. -Timothy Garton Ash

If you're doing something new you've got to have a vision. You've got to have a perspective. You've got to have some north star you're aiming for, and you just believe somehow you'll get there, which kind of gets to the passion point. -Steve Case

Scientific advancement should aim to affirm and to improve human life. -Nathan Deal

And then, of course, there's a couple that claim to be, but I haven't done any DNA tests or anything. -Merle Haggard

The reporter claimed he was going to write the article from my point of view. Instead, he made me sound like a little idiot. It made me never want to do another interview again. -Tia Carrere

No, Arrested Development was such an amazing experience in every way, and you know it was very unique in that it was a show that received a lot of critical acclaim, and yet we didn't ever achieve the ratings that we wanted. -Will Arnett

I had some hesitations about philosophy because, if you worked out a philosophical theory, it was hard to know whether you were going to be able to prove it or whether other theories had just as good a claim on belief. -Stephen Cole Kleene

I worked with the March of Dimes to enact legislation for a national birth defects prevention program to provide surveillance, research and preventive services aimed at reducing the rate of birth defects. -Solomon Ortiz

The Republicans claim they are for strengthening Pell grants when the truth is that over the last four years, their legislation has done the exact opposite. -John Conyers

There is nothing wrong where we reach a point where maybe everybody could claim a victory. I think it would be good for the American people, which should be our first priority. -John Breaux

Look, I think if you talk down to a kid or aim specifically at a kid, most kids aren't gonna like it, really, because most kids can feel when you are being patronizing. -Brad Bird

Money is a strange business. People who haven't got it aim it strongly. People who have are full of troubles. -Ayrton Senna

Tony Blair has turned his back on the principles he claimed he believed in before he stood shoulder-to-shoulder with George W. Bush. He was an entirely different kind of leader. -Bianca Jagger

For decades, the violence in the Middle East has claimed a multitude of innocent civilian victims: Men, women and children, Arab and Israeli. -John Conyers

But then Iraq happened after September 2001 and America claimed that Al Qaeda was there, and we all know that was a lie and we now know that our own Prime Minister deceived the country terribly. -Clare Short

Andrew Johnson was a Southerner generally who proclaimed that his native state of Tennessee was a country for white men. -Stephen Ambrose

George W. Bush and Tony Blair had to convince the world that Saddam Hussein represented an imminent threat. Tony Blair lied when he claimed that Iraq could launch a chemical or biological attack within 45 minutes. -Bianca Jagger

To sum up the whole, we should say that the aim of the Platonic philosophy was to exalt man into a god. -Thomas Babington Macaulay

In Afghanistan, this is the problem, because everybody holds a piece of that mirror, and they all look at it and claim that they hold the entire truth. -Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Elizabeth, Lady C, claims to be writing at the limits of language. Would it not be insulting to her if I were diligently to follow after her, explaining what she means but is not smart enough to say? -J. M. Coetzee

Or even the state of Florida, where they are prepared to execute children. Umm, well, you hope that at least that there is something there to be claimed. -Edwidge Danticat

If you asked anybody in my family, they would have very stridently proclaimed themselves middle class. My mother and father were separated, so he doesn't count. -Dave Van Ronk

King consciously steered away from legal claims and instead relied on civil disobedience. -Constance Baker Motley

We're not short of movements proclaiming that a different world is possible, but unless we can coordinate them into an international movement, capitalism just laughs at all these little organisations. -Jose Saramago

The president's claim that Social Security is going broke is misleading at best. The sky is not falling, although there is no doubt that the system needs to be strengthened. -Grace Napolitano

I think Ginsberg has done more harm to the craft that I honor and live by than anybody else by reducing it to a kind of mean that enables the most dubious practitioners to claim they are poets because they think, If the kind of thing Ginsberg does is poetry, I can do that. -James Dickey

I claimed identity as Jewish musicians for political reasons, because most of us were touring in Germany and, at this time, twelve years ago, there was a strong resurgence of Nazism in the places we were touring and part of that was on the music scene. -Marc Ribot

Maimonides taught that it is better that 10 criminals go free than let one innocent man be executed. The Innocence Project represents that point of view. -Norman Lamm

It just took all of that to come to a screeching halt, to get to the point of having nothing, for me to finally realize, Hey, what are you fighting with this for? Until then, I hadn't claimed my faith as my own; I had just grown up with it. -Scott Stapp

People are needed to take up the challenge, strong people, who proclaim the truth, throw it in people's faces, and do what they can with their own two hands. -Abbe Pierre

Our two biggest rivals had adjusted their whole season to this one aim of beating us. Of course, it is a big compliment that they were so motivated to stop us but it was very tough to face two matches like that so close together. Suddenly three trophies are down to one. -Dennis Bergkamp

My aim is to play as many games as possible and to go out and be one of the 11 players again. -Dennis Bergkamp

I was aiming for the cooks that I've talked to by teaching an online course and by traveling, listening to people who are really busy and harried but want to be cooking. -Sally Schneider

An organization which claims to be working for the needs of a community – as SNCC does – must work to provide that community with a position of strength from which to make its voice heard. This is the significance of black power beyond the slogan. -Stokely Carmichael

I don't claim that our TV comedies are highbrow in anyway, but I think there's a basis to them, and that's why they're more popular than other TV comedies. There's a basis of truth in them, a gut feeling. -Adrian Edmondson

Well, I don't think anyone now would say that they're painting the state of the culture of America. I think that's too grand and pompous a thing for anybody to claim. -Donald Judd

Our aims in political activism are not, and should not be, to create a perfect utopia. -Paul Wellstone

I don't want ever to be guilty of what my critics claim: doing formula without original elements. -Piers Anthony

I aim for a lifetime full of movies. -Salma Hayek

At a time when we are facing threats from nations such as North Korea and Iran, and attempting to convince others such as India and Pakistan to become responsible nuclear powers, it is vital that America reclaims the leadership we once had on arms control. -Ellen Tauscher

Hurricane Katrina, coupled with Hurricane Rita, which came promptly on Katrina's heels, claimed more than 1,200 American lives. Together, they caused more than $200 billion in damage. -Ellen Tauscher

Even private persons in due season, with discretion and temper, may reprove others, whom they observe to commit sin, or follow bad courses, out of charitable design, and with hope to reclaim them. -Isaac Barrow

One must always say things that aim to interest, because in the world one must after all pay for one's keep. -Mary MacLane

Man becomes weak or ill by accident as a consequence of the lack of resources. Even the most severally ill patients must be treated with the aim of restoring their health. -Michael Servetus

Nothing could be recorded in those days except by aiming a movie camera at the television screen. It was at least another 10 years before they had any kind of recording medium. -Nigel Kneale

I'm not claiming that football is the nation's salvation in this area, but it's one of them, one little thing that apparently has captured the imagination of a large sector of our society. But when football can't be a relatively pure outlet, a fun thing, then it hurts itself. -Pete Rozelle

A universe with a God would look quite different from a universe without one. A physics, a biology where there is a God is bound to look different. So the most basic claims of religion are scientific. Religion is a scientific theory. -Richard Dawkins

It has become almost a cliche to remark that nobody boasts of ignorance of literature, but it is socially acceptable to boast ignorance of science and proudly claim incompetence in mathematics. -Richard Dawkins

In the past ABC has made half-hearted efforts or, worse, cosmetic efforts, to do something about news and I wasn't certain about what their real aim was – nor am I now. -Roone Arledge

So far as the economic condition of society and the general mode of living and thinking were concerned, I might claim to have lived in the time of the American Revolution. -Simon Newcomb

I didn't aim at anything except good music. -Waylon Jennings

I claim for Canada this, that in future Canada shall be at liberty to act or not act, to interfere or not interfere, to do just as she pleases, and that she shall reserve to herself the right to judge whether or not there is cause for her to act. -Wilfrid Laurier

It will take very sophisticated marketing to achieve our aim of bringing more black people into the theater. -Alvin Ailey

I have a strong lead so far, and I would be proud to win it because it remains the summit for a skier. I also aim to collect several smaller crystal trophies at Are, especially the GS Cup. -Hermann Maier

Know how to effectively voice a complaint or make a claim at a retail store. -Marilyn vos Savant

History is full of people who went to prison or were burned at the stake for proclaiming their ideas. Society has always defended itself. -Naguib Mahfouz

I think love has something to do with allowing a person you claim to love to enter a larger arena than the one you create for them. -Sting

Conservatives have no understanding of modern capitalism. They have a distorted understanding of the traditional values they claim to defend. -Christopher Lasch

If you're a kid wanting to be a cartoonist today, and you're looking at Family Guy, you don't have to aim very high. -John Kricfalusi

When Americans shoot movies they aim at the entire planet. When the French make movies, they aim at Paris. -Jean-Jacques Annaud

I like to work for four or five hours a day. I aim for seven days a week. -Patricia Highsmith

I'm not certain that the BBC can claim to be making a wide enough range of distinctive programmes to make the case convincingly. -Jonathan Dimbleby

I was always a self-proclaimed poor slider. -Willie Stargell

In 1976 I wrote a lot about women trying to claim the right to work. -Cathy Guisewite

Liberals seem to assume that, if you don't believe in their particular political solutions, then you don't really care about the people that they claim to want to help. -Thomas Sowell

They seem to have forgotten that, and are back saying the only purpose of P2P networks is for illegal trading of owned goods. We claim part of the reason for P2P is for legal trading of what ought to be in public domain. And what is in public domain in many cases. -John Perry Barlow

There are a lot of bands who claim to be punk and they only play the music, they have no clue what it's all about. It's a lifestyle. It's not about popularity and all that crap. -Billie Joe Armstrong

Discussion is just a tool. You have to aim; the final goal must be a decision. -Harri Holkeri

Admittedly great though these reasons be, they are not the principal grounds, that is, those which may rightfully claim for themselves the privilege of the highest admiration. -Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

It would be a mind-boggling endeavor to try to identify each individual who claims to have been a survivor of victimization during this period of 24 years. -Jose Ramos-Horta

I certainly don't know if you could claim that every theft is wrong, but I'll prove to you that every theft is forbidden, by simply locking you up. -Karel Capek

In France, a woman may forget that she is neither young nor handsome; for the absence of these claims to attention does not expose her to be neglected by the male sex. -Marguerite Gardiner

The policy of the house of Austria, which aimed at destroying the independence of Hungary as a state, has been pursued unaltered for three hundred years. -Lajos Kossuth

Even though some in our government may claim that civil liberties must be compromised in order to protect the public, we must be wary of what we are giving up in the name of fighting terrorism. -Lucille Roybal-Allard

Money is not our primary aim. Changing the behavior and the practice of the gun industry is. -Marc Morial

Those who claim to have had happy lives seem to be silly fools. -Taylor Caldwell

Lawyers claim that their clients have been grossly mistreated, which is what criminal defense lawyers are paid to do. -Ken Starr

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom. -Rabindranath Tagore

Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous. -Plato

Not failure, but low aim is sin. -Benjamin E. Mays

No one can claim to be called Christian who gives money for the building of warships and arsenals. -Belva Lockwood

The aims of anarchists and true communists are identical. -Johann Most

It is easier to confess a defect than to claim a quality. -Max Beerbohm

Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination. -Carl von Clausewitz

The aim of law is the maximum gratification of the nervous system of man. -Learned Hand

Life is very nice, but it lacks form. It's the aim of art to give it some. -Jean Anouilh

The aim of a college education is to teach you to know a good man when you see one. -William James

A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at. -Bruce Lee

In seeking absolute truth we aim at the unattainable and must be content with broken portions. -William Osler

The aim, if reached or not, makes great the life: Try to be Shakespeare, leave the rest to fate! -Robert Browning

Access to the Vedas is the greatest privilege this century may claim over all previous centuries. -J. Robert Oppenheimer

Nietzsche claimed that his genius was in his nostrils and I think that is a very excellent place for it to be. -Federico Fellini

The tendency to claim God as an ally for our partisan value and ends is the source of all religious fanaticism. -Reinhold Niebuhr

Having an aim is the key to achieving your best. -Henry J. Kaiser

What leads to unhappiness, is making pleasure the chief aim. -William Shenstone

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone. -Audrey Hepburn

To aim at the best and to remain essentially ourselves is one and the same thing. -Janet Erskine Stuart

Tolerance is giving to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself. -Robert Green Ingersoll

Keep a cool head and maintain a low profile. Never take the lead – but aim to do something big. -Deng Xiaoping

She plucked from my lapel the invisible strand of lint (the universal act of woman to proclaim ownership). -O. Henry

What I claim is to live to the full the contradiction of my time, which may well make sarcasm the condition of truth. -Roland Barthes

They declaim against the passions without bothering to think that it is from their flame philosophy lights its torch. -Marquis de Sade

The true adventurer goes forth aimless and uncalculating to meet and greet unknown fate. -O. Henry

Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views. -William F. Buckley, Jr.

The poets' scrolls will outlive the monuments of stone. Genius survives; all else is claimed by death. -Edmund Spenser

Of all the things I've done, the most vital is coordinating those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal. -Walt Disney

I was sued by a woman who claimed that she became pregnant because she watched me on television and I bent her contraceptive coil. -Uri Geller

What is buried in the past of one generation falls to the next to claim. -Susan Griffin

Success in war underpins the claims to greatness of many presidents. -R. W. Apple, Jr.

Certainly ordinary language has no claim to be the last word, if there is such a thing. -J. L. Austin

To follow, without halt, one aim: that's the secret of success. -Anna Pavlova

Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence. -B. R. Ambedkar

Let philosophy resolutely aim to be as scientific as possible, but let her not forget her strong kinship with literature. -Morris Raphael Cohen

If it's true that our species is alone in the universe, then I'd have to say the universe aimed rather low and settled for very little. -George Carlin

In thus pointing out certain respects in which philosophy resembles literature more than science, I do not mean, of course, to imply that it would be well for philosophy if it ceased to aim at scientific rigor. -Morris Raphael Cohen

The vanity of men, a constant insult to women, is also the ground for the implicit feminine claim of superior sensitivity and morality. -Patricia Meyer Spacks

I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road. -Stephen Hawking

A lawyer's dream of heaven: every man reclaimed his property at the resurrection, and each tried to recover it from all his forefathers. -Samuel Butler

There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded. -Mark Twain

First our pleasures die – and then our hopes, and then our fears – and when these are dead, the debt is due dust claims dust – and we die too. -Percy Bysshe Shelley

I've always believed the greater danger is not aiming too high, but too low, settling for a bogey rather than shooting for an eagle. -Peter Scott

Don't you see what's at stake here? The ultimate aim of all science to penetrate the unknown. Do you realize we know less about the earth we live on than about the stars and the galaxies of outer space? The greatest mystery is right here, right under our feet. -Walter Reisch

A well-aimed spear is worth three. -Tad Williams

I don't think that when Zionism began there was a claim that we were losing – even in part – our capacity to contribute to other peoples. -A. B. Yehoshua

I now bid farewell to the country of my birth – of my passions – of my death; a country whose misfortunes have invoked my sympathies – whose factions I sought to quell – whose intelligence I prompted to a lofty aim – whose freedom has been my fatal dream. -Thomas Francis Meagher

The ultimate aim of all science to penetrate the unknown. Do you realize we know less about the earth we live on than about the stars and the galaxies of outer space? The greatest mystery is right here, right under our feet. -Walter Reisch

Whether the aim is in heaven or on earth, wisdom or wealth, the essential condition of its pursuit and attainment is always security and order. -Johan Huizinga

The aim of literary ambition is to demonstrate one's greatness of soul. -Mason Cooley

To declaim freedom verses seems like a poem within a poem; freedom requires guns, it requires arms, but no feet. -Franz Grillparzer

If you call failures experiments, you can put them in your resume and claim them as achievements. -Mason Cooley

Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction, and excessive solicitude about it often destroys its own aim. -Jane Austen

Every experiment, by multitudes or by individuals, that has a sensual and selfish aim, will fail. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Unless one is a genius, it is best to aim at being intelligible. -Anthony Hope

Before anything else, we need a new age of Enlightenment. Our present political systems must relinquish their claims on truth, justice and freedom and have to replace them with the search for truth, justice, freedom and reason. -Friedrich Durrenmatt

Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die, but long after we are gone be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistence. -Daniel Burnham

Where words can be translated into equivalent words, the style of an original can be closely followed; but no translation which aims at being written in normal English can reproduce the style of Aristotle. -Gilbert Murray

Culture must have its ultimate aim in the metaphysical or it will cease to be culture. -Johan Huizinga

The rightful claim to dissent is an existential right of the individual. -Friedrich Durrenmatt

In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong. -Abraham Lincoln

That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim. -Georg C. Lichtenberg

What is your aim in philosophy? To show the fly the way out of the fly-bottle. -Ludwig Wittgenstein

Freeing yourself was one thing; claiming ownership of that freed self was another. -Toni Morrison

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

Treachery is noble when aimed at tyranny. -Pierre Corneille

Proclaim human equality as loudly as you like, Witless will serve his brother. -Thomas Huxley

Heterosexuality is dangerous. It tempts you to aim at a perfect duality of desire. -Marguerite Duras

If the leader is filled with high ambition and if he pursues his aims with audacity and strength of will, he will reach them in spite of all obstacles. -Carl von Clausewitz

One declaims endlessly against the passions; one imputes all of man's suffering to them. One forgets that they are also the source of all his pleasures. -Denis Diderot

Providence has nothing good or high in store for one who does not resolutely aim at something high or good. A purpose is the eternal condition of success. -Thornton Wilder

Throughout human history, the apostles of purity, those who have claimed to possess a total explanation, have wrought havoc among mere mixed-up human beings. -Salman Rushdie

True education is concerned not only with practical goals but also with values. Our aims assure us of our material life, our values make possible our spiritual life. -Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Duty is for Kant the One and All. Out of the duty of gratitude, he claims, one has to defend and esteem the ancients; and only out of duty has he become a great man. -Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim, wisdom is the source of virtue and of fame; obtained with labour, for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it, best enjoyed. -Alfred North Whitehead

No man is poor who does not think himself so. But if in a full fortune with impatience he desires more, he proclaims his wants and his beggarly condition. -Jeremy Taylor

All claims of education notwithstanding, the pupil will accept only that which his mind craves. -Emma Goldman

The ultimate end of human acts is eudaimonia, happiness in the sense of living well, which all men desire; all acts are but different means chosen to arrive at it. -Hannah Arendt

The theoretical understanding of the world, which is the aim of philosophy, is not a matter of great practical importance to animals, or to savages, or even to most civilised men. -Bertrand Russell

In securing the future of the planet, we secure happiness for ourselves. One of the aims of the Greens is to turn around the tide of pessimism amongst the young people of the world. -Bob Brown

Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and choice, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim. -Aristotle

There are no black conservatives. Oh, there are neoconservatives with black skin, but they lack any claim to blackness other than the biological. They have forgotten their roots. -Stephen Carter

The class of citizens who provide at once their own food and their own raiment, may be viewed as the most truly independent and happy. -James Madison

In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution. -Alexander Hamilton

I undertake the same project as Montaigne, but with an aim contrary to his own: for he wrote his Essays only for others, and I write my reveries only for myself. -Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Aim for the chopping block. If you aim for the wood, you will have nothing. Aim past the wood, aim through the wood; aim for the chopping block. -Annie Dillard

Let woman out of the home, let man into it, should be the aim of education. The home needs man, and the world outside needs woman. -Pearl S. Buck

Brethren, it is easier to declaim against a thousand sins of others, than to mortify one sin in ourselves. -John Flavel

I believe that nothing enjoys a higher estate in our society than the right given by the First and Fourteenth Amendments freely to practice and proclaim one's religious convictions. -Frank Murphy

I am both stunned and appalled that Pat Robertson would claim to know the mind of God concerning whether particular events… were the judgments of God. -Richard Land

Some people suggest that the problem is the separation of powers. If you had a parliamentary system, the struggle for power would not result in such complex peace treaties that empower so many different people to pursue so many contradictory aims. -James Q. Wilson

I have always distrusted memoir. I tend to write my memoirs through my fiction. It's easier to get to the truth by not claiming that you are speaking it. Some things can be said in fiction that can never be said in memoir. -Armistead Maupin

The keystone of the Fascist doctrine is its conception of the State, of its essence, its functions, and its aims. For Fascism the State is absolute, individuals and groups relative. -Benito Mussolini

If a weakly mortal is to do anything in the world besides eat the bread thereof, there must be a determined subordination of the whole nature to the one aim no trifling with time, which is passing, with strength which is only too limited. -Beatrice Webb

Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection, if it means nothing more than freedom to stagnate, to live without dreams, to have no greater aim than a second car and another television set. -Adlai Stevenson II

The last two elections were stolen. They were stolen and so we will not rest until we reclaim our democracy and this is what today is all about. -Barbara Lee

But let me perfectly clear, because I know you'll hear the same old claims that rolling back these tax breaks means a massive tax increase on the American people: if your family earns less than $250,000 a year, you will not see your taxes increased a single dime. I repeat: not one single dime. -Barack Obama

A majority of American citizens are now becoming skeptical of the claim that our carbon footprints, resulting from our use of fossil fuels, are going to lead to climatic calamities. But governments are not yet listening to the citizens. -John Coleman

Whether the ice caps melt, or expand – whatever happens – the anthropogenic global warming theorists claim it confirms their theory. A perfect example of a pseudo-science like astrology. -Frank Tipler

I do not know of any credible evidence that suggests Dr. Zavos can clone a human being. This seems to be yet another one of his claims to get publicity. -Robert Winston

The claim made by Team Obama that every dollar in stimulus translates into a dollar-and-a-half in growth is economic fiction. The costs of stimulus reduce future growth. No country has ever spent itself to prosperity. The price of stimulus has to be paid sometime. -Karl Rove

The real killers in the business world aren't the ones who aim for the top, it's the ones who aim for two notches below the top. -Douglas Coupland

Why has the Democratic Party become so arrogantly detached from ordinary Americans? Though they claim to speak for the poor and dispossessed, Democrats have increasingly become the party of an upper-middle-class professional elite, top-heavy with journalists, academics and lawyers. -Camille Paglia

Contrary to the claims of some of my critics and some of the editorial pages, I am an ardent believer in the free market. -Barack Obama

If our republican form of government is perishing because communications – the infrastructure of that republic – is under the yoke of international business how, at last, do we save it? We must build a confrontational movement to reclaim our democracy, a movement committed to active and sustained protest against the present order. -Mark Lloyd

Let me go over this again on the reclaiming the civil rights movement. People of faith that believe that you have an equal right to justice – that is the essence. And if it's not the essence, then we've been sold a pack of lies. The essence is everyone deserves a shot – the content of character, not the color of skin. -Glenn Beck

When BP was not moving fast enough on claims, we told BP to set aside $20 billion in a fund – managed by an independent third party – to help all those whose lives have been turned upside down by the spill. -Barack Obama

As a mom, I know it is my responsibility, and no one else's, to raise my kids. But we have to ask ourselves, what does it mean when so many parents are finding their best efforts undermined by an avalanche of advertisements aimed at our kids. -Michelle Obama

When my job was attempting to predict future economic developments for the Shell oil company, I was frequently reminded of an Arabic saying: 'Those who claim to foresee the future are lying, even if by chance they are later proved right.' -Vince Cable

If you can work and if you're offered a job and you don't take it, you cannot continue to claim benefits. It will be extremely tough. -David Cameron

But we will say something else. That for far too long in this country, people who can work, people who are able to work, and people who choose not to work: you cannot go on claiming welfare like you are now. -David Cameron

There is no struggle, rift, fight between those who claim the banner of the tea party and those who are in the Republican Party. We work together. -Michael Steele

I think if you look at Sam Raimi and Jim Cameron, those guys know things about filmmaking that almost nobody knows anymore. They are students of film from when they handmade films themselves, you know cut films with their own hands and razor blades and tape. -Dileep Rao

The point of mythology or myth is to point to the horizon and to point back to ourselves: This is who we are; this is where we came from; and this is where we're going. And a lot of Western society over the last hundred years – the last 50 years really – has lost that. We have become rather aimless and wandering. -J. Michael Straczynski

In the history of Wikileaks, nobody has claimed that the material being put out is not authentic. -Julian Assange

President Johnson put destroyers in harm's way in the Tonkin Gulf not only once, but several times, with the, with a lot of his people hoping that it would lead to a confrontation and claiming that it had. And could have resulted in the lost of many lives in the course of it. -Daniel Ellsberg

I'm not claiming divinity. I've never claimed purity of soul. I've never claimed to have the answers to life. I only put out songs and answer questions as honestly as I can… But I still believe in peace, love and understanding. -John Lennon

I claim there ain't Another Saint As great as Valentine. -Ogden Nash

I am not young but I feel young. The day I feel old, I will go to bed and stay there. J'aime la vie! I feel that to live is a wonderful thing. -Coco Chanel

Quite simply, federal laws already on the books aimed at stopping the flow of illegal immigration must be enforced. Furthermore, states must be given the resources necessary to confront the problem, which includes strengthening the border patrol. -Allen West

We need to reclaim our American system of limited government, low taxes, reasonable regulations, and sound money, which has blessed us with unprecedented prosperity. And it has done more to help the poor than any other economic system ever designed. -Paul Ryan

If my life was a song the title would be 'Naima'. -Naima Adedapo

I have behind me not only the splendid traditions and the annals of more than a thousand years but the living strength and majesty of the Commonwealth and Empire; of societies old and new; of lands and races different in history and origins but all, by God's Will, united in spirit and in aim. -Queen Elizabeth II

Of course, you always think about how it will be read. I always aim for a reading in one sitting. -Joan Didion

President Abbas, you've dedicated your life to advancing the Palestinian cause. Must this conflict continue for generations, or will we enable our children and our grandchildren to speak in years ahead of how we found a way to end it? That's what we should aim for, and that's what I believe we can achieve. -Benjamin Netanyahu

Our efforts are not aimed at isolating Israel or de-legitimizing it; rather we want to gain legitimacy for the cause of the people of Palestine. We only aim to de-legitimize the settlement activities and the occupation and apartheid and the logic of ruthless force, and we believe that all the countries of the world stand with us in this regard. -Mahmoud Abbas

My aim was never to seek a force and take power. -Hosni Mubarak

I'm a passionate person. I'm a lot of things, like most people are. Most people are dynamic. The focus is not on me though, I'm a screen. The aim is to always keep myself in the position where the screen is clear. -Mos Def

When you're young, you don't really know quite what you're aiming at. You're very impulsive and acting on impulse, which is very important and valuable. But you're kind of swimming in a blind sea. When you get older, you have more of a sense of direction. -Sinead O'Connor

Always the aim for me is making people feel like they are not alone. That's just the greatest feeling. -Zooey Deschanel

There are two types of claims: those based on hard numbers and those based on slippery numbers. -Simon Sinek

Of course there are critics who believe that no matter what we do, the Florida dream is over. They claim that we must accept the idea that inevitably our future is one of high taxes and big government. -Marco Rubio

We're reclaiming America and restoring honor. I believe we do that with faith, with hope, with charity, and honoring our brothers and our sisters as we honor each other. -Alveda King

It's an honor to support such a worthy program. TURF aims to protect the integrity of tailgating and to keep game day family-friendly. -Boomer Esiason

I guess my claim to fame is I've now gaveled Ted Kennedy to order twice. -Amy Klobuchar

Much of what Tea Party candidates claimed about the world and the global economy during the 2010 elections would have earned their adherents a well-deserved F in any freshman economics (or earth science) class. -Eric Alterman

Concerts have to be seen as a real event for which the aim is to try and feed everybody. -Evelyn Glennie

You can ask any set decorator on any set where I've had to be in an office, I always kind of claim it – I put Post-its everywhere, and I kind of make it look lived-in. -Anna Chlumsky

There are people in England that claim benefits because they are too nervous to work, so they claim their benefits for anxiety and never have to go out side there free home. -Joss Stone

I didn't want to be thirtysomething and not know what I was going to do. I was quite afraid of that, there were quite a lot of aimless kids around, in that 'other' side of my life, who didn't really know what to do because they always had a bank balance to fall back on and they were quite lost. -Stella McCartney

I aim to be pretty – I gave up dressing to be sexy in the eighties. -Sara Blakely

The basic thing a man should know is how to change a tyre and how to drive a tractor. Whatever that bearded dude is doing on the Dos Equis beer commercials sets the bar. That's your guy. Every man should be aiming to be like him. The beard is just the tip of the iceberg. -Timothy Olyphant

You know, I don't think any mother aims to be a single mom. I didn't wish for that, but it happened. -Charlize Theron

I don't aim to offend. -Billy Connolly

There are going to be little victories that we claim, even if it's finishing 15th and putting the car back in hauler without a scratch on it. -Kurt Busch

I've lost love. I've tried to reclaim a lost love and didn't know how to do it. -Sam Worthington

It was a fun job but I'd never claim Busted was anything other than a pop band. -Charlie Simpson

People have given me classified information, but always with the disclaimer 'This can never end up in a book.' And it never does. -David Baldacci

I've reached the age of self-knowledge, so I don't know anything. People who claim that they know something are responsible for most of the fuss in the world. -Wislawa Szymborska

Motherhood has completely changed me. It's just about like the most completely humbling experience that I've ever had. I think that it puts you in your place because it really forces you to address the issues that you claim to believe in and if you can't stand up to those principles when you're raising a child, forget it. -Diane Keaton

The best advice is to avoid foods with health claims on the label, or better yet avoid foods with labels in the first place. -Mark Hyman

My aim is just to make good music every single time. -Lil Wayne

The money, the fame, if that comes, that's fantastic. But at the end of the day, my aim is to go to sleep at night content and have a purpose, and to know that I'm not swapping my life for money and some mind-numbing boring job, making easy money and protecting my brain. -Mark de Mori

I aim to direct as much as I act at some point in time. -Ian Somerhalder

Unfortunately, several companies are attempting to deceive consumers through the unauthorized use of my image or my name, and my attorneys are pursuing those making these false claims. -Mehmet Oz

You cannot drive a system that's going to be aiming at preventing illness if everyone is not in it. The whole gaming of health insurance and health care in America is based on that fundamental principle: insure people who aren't sick and you don't have to pay more money on them. -Mehmet Oz

I do not know it all and do not claim to. -David Pratt

As a lifelong Republican it's time for me and everybody else to reclaim the soul of the Republican Party. -Doug Hoffman

If you start to just aim for what the audience wants to hear, you're already hamstrung because you don't have any freedom. -Andy Richter

Success, in whatever form it takes, is a tricky thing – once you've achieved your goal, then what? Where do you aim? -Arabella Weir

Social media is a giant distraction to the ultimate aim, which is honing your craft as a songwriter. There are people who are exceptional at it, however, and if you can do both things, then that's fantastic, but if you are a writer, the time is better spent on a clever lyric than a clever tweet. -Bryan Adams

I aim to please. I'm nothing if not a vaudevillian. -Craig Ferguson

So the good news is, if you're unemployed and you go to apply for a job and you're not hired for that job, see a lawyer – you may be able to file for a claim because you were discriminated against because you were unemployed. -Louie Gohmert

Tonight, we reclaim our country so that we can pass on to future generations the freedoms and the opportunity that we have inherited from those who came before us. -Alan Nunnelee

The left claims that Republicans hate Hispanics, which is just the most ludicrous thing I've ever heard, and the right just claims all we need to do is close the borders and do nothing else, which is also ridiculous. -Raul Labrador

Filmmaking for me is always aiming for the imaginary movie and never achieving it. -Peter Jackson

I've been as critically rubbished as acclaimed and the worst thing about that is that it usually plays into your own self-criticism. -Rachel Ward

My aim is to make you look the best you can and if that means a little bit of internal pulling and hoisting up, then so be it. -Bruce Oldfield

Unlike some, I don't claim to hold the mystic key to the future. But judging from past events, it seems to me that those who want to prophesy the imminent end of America's unique global role have a harder case to make than those who think we will limp on for a while, making a mess of things as usual. -Walter Russell Mead

Obama has been attacked repeatedly for not wearing a flag pin, with Republicans claiming that his patriotism is in question. It's all a bit silly. -Will Thomas

We set ourselves limits, but we are all strong enough to aim higher, to achieve our goals. All we have to do is find such strength within ourselves. Know how to develop it. -Alain Robert

Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future. -Walt Disney

These are fountains of salvation that they who thirst may be satisfied with the living words they contain. In these alone is proclaimed the doctrine of godliness. Let no man add to these, neither let him take out from these. -Athanasius

Some songs are just going to be acoustic with just maybe some light background stuff going on and maybe violin or something like that. Or sax – I mean, I'm definitely having some sax. That's just what I love. It's going to be jazz-rock stuff. That's what I'm aiming for. -Phillip Phillips

Really, what I'm aiming for is world domination! -Alexander McQueen

I'm a total Republican, but I've never claimed to be a Christian-right conservative. They're a large but dwindling part of the Party. -Roger Stone

I have never claimed to do the right kind of things and make politically correct statements. -Shah Rukh Khan

The questioning is a stupid formality aimed exclusively at preventing us from speaking at the demonstration. -Alexei Navalny

I don't think that any political party should claim Jesus as being a part of a political party. -Vicky Hartzler

We are witnessing a great awakening. Millions of Texans, millions of Americans are rising up to reclaim our country, to defend liberty and to restore the Constitution. -Ted Cruz

I have a phenomenal team behind me who have helped get me here and I, along with them, will now put everything we can into the final few weeks of preparations before the Olympic Games, where I am aiming to race well, work well through the rounds, post good times and maybe even a personal best time on the biggest stage of them all. -Oscar Pistorius

The culture used to move relatively slowly, so you could take aim. Now it moves so fast, and is so fluffy and meaningless, you feel like an idiot even complaining about it. -Susan Faludi

In addition to removing our democratically elected government, Israel wants to sow dissent among Palestinians by claiming that there is a serious leadership rivalry among us. I am compelled to dispel this notion definitively. -Ismail Haniyeh

Thank you for the opportunity for the Democratic Party and progressives to reclaim the votes of the sane citizens of these United States. -Jennifer Granholm

That'll be my claim to fame: My grandmother-in-law is the oldest iPad user! -Daniel Clowes

I became a war hero before going on to critical acclaim as a professional victim. -Dave Pelzer

I have been dealing with claims that I cheated and had an unfair advantage in winning my seven Tours since 1999. -Lance Armstrong

I really like the old stuff that I cut my musical teeth on, and I loved it when the industry was just like that, without really a genre. Today, country radio's more aimed at a demographic than a genre. It just softens everything. -Gary Allan

Normally I would not recommend a book that tells you how to make money in the stock market. Most of these books are aimed at gullible folk, and they usually make much more money for their authors than they do for the investing public. -Gavyn Davies

The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. -Cecil B. DeMille

My real big Internet claim to fame is the fact that I was first to jailbreak the iPhone. -Chris Hughes

Radio is aimed at the 30-year-old market, so you have to have great music and appeal to get that age group. And you need a record company to believe in you. It's like a bit of the perfect storm. -Kenny Rogers

If America is a nation of laws as we proclaim, then our immigration laws are part of the package. -Ted Nugent

The game in beauty is changing so much, if your product isn't high tech or can't make a unique performance claim – plump your lips, reduce your lines, look glossy, and stay on for 24 hours – you can't go to market today. I'm not just talking about a $20 lipstick, but a $5 lipstick! -Andrea Jung

If you don't fail at least 90 percent of the time, you're not aiming high enough. -Alan Kay

I don't claim to be knowledgeable about theology. Most of my knowledge comes out of my experience and the lessons in the Bible. Every Sunday I'm home I teach 45 minutes and we boiled them down to one page for the new book, 'Through the Year with Jimmy Carter.' -Jimmy Carter

When some Republican governors asked to try new ways to put people on welfare back to work, the Obama Administration said they would only do it if they had a credible plan to increase employment by 20%. You hear that? More work. So the claim that President Obama weakened welfare reform's work requirement is just not true. -William J. Clinton

Obama is a guy who claims to be unaware that there was a Tea Party, a guy that's detached from the country. -Grover Norquist

Globalism began as a vision of a world with free trade, shared prosperity, and open borders. These are good, even noble things to aim for. -Deepak Chopra

If you watch animals objectively for any length of time, you're driven to the conclusion that their main aim in life is to pass on their genes to the next generation. -David Attenborough

Nature isn't positive in that way. It doesn't aim itself at you. It's not being unkind to you. -David Attenborough

As far as I'm concerned, the people who aren't paying taxes don't get to run around claiming that they built everything, that the built the roads and that they built the bridges and so forth. -Rush Limbaugh

A professional soldier understands that war means killing people, war means maiming people, war means families left without fathers and mothers. -Norman Schwarzkopf

I'm obviously not a rapper, and I don't have any claims to be one, really. -Al Yankovic

I stole comic books from my brother when I was a kid, but I was never like an avid fan. I can't claim to be like a comic book geek. -Anna Kendrick

I've never had any illusions about being a lead actor in films, because lead actors have to be of a certain kind. Apart from the beauty of looks and figure, which I cannot claim to have, there's just a particular kind of ordinary-Joe quality that a film star needs to have. -Stephen Fry

When I got into the film business, my aim was to adopt a positive persona, of a guy who fights against injustice. And it saved me, because my acting was atrocious to say the least! -Chuck Norris

Laurence Olivier said in an interview once that when he plays a tragedy he always aims for the funny parts, and the other way around. Because in a comedy you look for what's serious. I think that's true. Sometimes things are really funny if you're absolutely earnest. If you're really serious, it's hilarious. -Christopher Walken

Chicago '68 was a relatively small demonstration for its time, but I've talked to millions of people who claim they were there because it felt like we were all there. Everyone from our generation was there and was at Woodstock. -Bill Ayers

Because Lincoln is so closely identified with what it is to be American, everyone wants to claim him, to rewrite his story to satisfy their own particular needs. -Henry Louis Gates

The political restructuring we pursue in China is aimed at advancing the self-improvement and development of the socialist political system. We will continue to expand people's democracy and build a socialist country under the rule of law in keeping with China's national conditions. -Hu Jintao

I wish more people knew that the only one of the three main parties where not a single MP flipped from one property to the next, and not a single MP avoided capital-gains tax, where every single London MP did not claim a penny of second-home allowance, was the Liberal Democrats. -Nick Clegg

Each day more coalition MPs in seats outside the South East come out against George Osborne's regional pay cut plans, and Vince Cable now claims they are dead. -Frances O'Grady

I'm hardly Hollywood material – they're interested in youth and perfection and I lay no claims to either. It's not a place that's particularly interested in talent. -Juliet Stevenson

Find the appropriate balance of competing claims by various groups of stakeholders. All claims deserve consideration but some claims are more important than others. -Warren Bennis

My husband has quite simply been my strength and stay all these years, and I owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim. -Queen Elizabeth II

I say the law should be blind to race, gender and sexual orientation, just as it claims to be blind to wealth and power. There should be no specially protected groups of any kind, except for children, the severely disabled and the elderly, whose physical frailty demands society's care. -Camille Paglia

I hope someday we will be able to proclaim that we have banished hunger in the United States, and that we've been able to bring nutrition and health to the whole world. -George McGovern

Islam is a violent, I was going to say religion, but it's not a religion. It's a political system. It's a violent political system bent on the overthrow of the governments of the world and world domination. That is the ultimate aim. -Pat Robertson

I have no disagreement with the aims of anti-vivisectionists. -Peter Baynham

Someone once claimed I was not really a Yorkshireman! -William Hague

The Iranian regime suppresses its own people as well as others in the region. It prevents peace by sponsoring terror globally. With the ultimate weapon that it is deceptively developing, the regime aims to gain hegemony over the entire Middle East and hold the world's economy hostage. -Shimon Peres

Because Lincoln is so closely identified with what it is to be American, everyone wants to claim him, to rewrite his story to satisfy their own particular needs. For my own people, it was important to imagine him as the Great Emancipator, the Moses who led us out of slavery. -Henry Louis Gates

Politicians will not put forth programs aimed at the problems of poor blacks while their turnout remains so low. -Henry Louis Gates

After all these years, it's still amazing what Obama is allowed to get away with. He says low gas prices in 2009 were caused by a terrible economy, but then claims that the lower number of illegal aliens crossing the border is because of his border policies, not the same lousy economy. -Howie Carr

We are pushing towards the dream of having our independent state with Jerusalem as its capital. If there is a real project that aims to resolve the Palestinian cause on establishing a Palestinian state on 1967 borders, under full Palestinian sovereignty, we will support it. -Ismail Haniyeh

I do think, however, that there's a very diverse point of view in the African-American community. There's a lot of different voices that need to be heard. I don't claim and pretend to know the thoughts and opinions and ideas of all African-Americans. -J. C. Watts

For longer than I've been involved in the political process, the Republican establishment has claimed to want to provide an alternative for the black community, yet party elite refuse to show up for the game. -J. C. Watts

Santa Barbara is my hood. I mean, it's not much of a hood, but it is definitely like my hood. I claim Santa Barbara like I claim my family. I'm going to be married and buried there. -Katy Perry

Being called ugly and fat and disgusting to look at from the time I could barely understand what the words meant has scarred me so deep inside that I have learned to hunt, stalk, claim, own and defend my own loveliness. -Margaret Cho

Schools are not intended to moralize a wicked world, but to impart knowledge and develop intelligence, with only two social aims in mind: prepare to take on one's share in the world's work, and perhaps in addition, lend a hand in improving society, after schooling is done. -Jacques Barzun

It's always seemed odd to me that after a group of terrorists commits a vile and odious deed they rush messages to the public to claim credit for it. -Russell Baker

I work more now because at this time of my life I am not disturbed from my aim by outside pressures such as family, passionate relationships, dealing with 'who am I?' – those complications when one is searching for one's self. -Jeanne Moreau

I'm a ready-shoot-aim kind of gal. -Mariska Hargitay

The word feminism needs to be taken back. It needs to be reclaimed in a way that is inclusive of men. -Annie Lennox

Some people are embarrassed to say they came from East St. Louis, Ill., but now more people want to claim it. I grew up in a community center and I knew what it gave me. I always knew I wanted to give back and help people because people helped me. -Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Saudi Arabia is a puritanical state that claims a monopoly of wisdom and virtue. -James Buchan

I believe in the saying, 'If you aim at nothing, you're going to hit nothing.' So if you don't set goals, then you have nowhere to go. -Taylor Lautner

I guess winning an Oscar is the ultimate dream. A lot of amazing actors go their whole career without even being nominated. So that would definitely be a goal to reach. It's a difficult one, but I'm aiming for it! -Taylor Lautner

The comics I hate are thieves. Nothing's more disgusting than a guy who steals another person's ideas and tries to claim them as his own. -Joe Rogan

Some people try to paint in my style. Some simply sell pirated copies of my work. Some claim to be my publisher or agent or even my exclusive representative, when they are not. -LeRoy Neiman

The central task of science is to arrive, stage by stage, at a clearer comprehension of nature, but this does not at all mean, as it is sometimes claimed to mean, a search for mastery over nature. -Lewis Thomas

I make my films because I'm affected by a situation, by something that makes me want to reflect on it, that lends itself to an artistic reflection. I always aim to look directly at what I'm dealing with. I think it's a task of dramatic art to confront us with things that in the entertainment industry are usually swept under the rug. -Michael Haneke

My ultimate aim is to make euthanasia a positive experience. -Jack Kevorkian

I've been known to throw watermelons, backstage, at people who are giving me news I don't want to hear. But I never aim for the head. -Tori Amos

It is commonly said and known that each civilization has its own religion. Now my claim is that if we look deeper, the different civilizations were brought into being by the different revelations. -Huston Smith

We should aim for our children to be good people, and to live ethical lives that manifest concern for others as well as for themselves. -Peter Singer

Stripping away artifice – it's the constant standard I aim for in acting, to approximate life. People talk about being bigger than life – but there's nothing bigger than life. -Robert Duvall

Perhaps we would do well to listen to the likes of Rabbi Harold Kushner, who contends that God is not really as powerful as we have claimed. -Tony Campolo

Most Evangelicals claim to be politically non-partisan, and say they only identify with the Republican Party because the Republicans are committed to 'family values.' -Tony Campolo

I have nowhere claimed nor even implied that unbelief is a guarantee of good conduct or even an indicator of it. -Christopher Hitchens

You can only have one aim per debate. -Christopher Hitchens

I do not believe any of the statistical claims that are made about public opinion. I don't see why anybody does. -Christopher Hitchens

The aim is to create here in Britain a really hostile environment for illegal migration. -Theresa May

Well, marriage is a very important part of our culture and our society. If we want to have a hopeful and decent society, we ought to aim for the ideal. -Karl Rove

The first four and a half years was me in the studio every day, writing songs for other people. I had jobs, too – eleven jobs. I worked at Kinko's, Fatburger, Subway – I was a sandwich artist – and I was a claims processor at Allstate Insurance. -Frank Ocean

If I have any sexist feelings they are aimed at men: I hate manly men. -David Bailey

I want to reclaim who I am. -Elizabeth Edwards

Part of what I want to do is sort of reclaim my story – it belongs to me and to my children, who have to live with whoever their mother is. -Elizabeth Edwards

I'm pretty critical of myself as far as reaching some sort of perfect bull's-eye or target that I'm aiming for. -Jeff Bridges

Gay activists claim that because I don't subscribe to their political agenda, I am a homophobe, meaning I have a mental disorder – because that is what phobias are. -Laura Schlessinger

How do you live with evil? Art is traditionally – certainly with my secular background – the answer, but art is very self-referential, whereas religion claims to go beyond the bounds of human existence. -Yann Martel

In the current climate motorists have a long list of issues from which to choose to raise on the doorstep. Policies aimed at reducing emissions – like the changes to Vehicle Excise Duty or here in Manchester the proposals for congestion charges – are not without controversy. -Lucy Powell

The public needs art – and it is the responsibility of a 'self-proclaimed artist' to realize that the public needs art, and not to make bourgeois art for a few and ignore the masses. -Keith Haring

Simon Monjack had nothing to do with 'Factory Girl.' He filed a frivolous lawsuit against us… making bogus claims that we had stolen his script. He held us literally to hostage and we were forced to settle with him as he held our production over a barrel. -George Hickenlooper

Our work in Britain suggests that radicalization is driven by an ideology which claims that Muslims around the world are being oppressed and – and this is the key bit of the argument – which then legitimizes violence in their supposed defense. -Pauline Neville-Jones

When Maricopa County Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio cracked down on illegal immigration without getting permission from Obama, they threatened to revoke his 287(g) status. When Sheriff Joe refused to balk, they filed suit against him with a frivolous civil rights claim. -Russell Pearce

Andrew Jackson was the first president to claim that the desires of the public overrode Congress's constitutional prerogatives. Virtually every president since Jackson has claimed the mantle, even while lacking two ingredients of an electoral mandate: a landslide victory and a specific agenda. -Ron Fournier

I'm concerned that my technical skills have advanced to the point where I can get closer to what I'm aiming for, which is not such a good thing. -David Byrne

I think one of the things we've got to look out for is human beings claiming that they know how God operates. -John Shelby Spong

I can definitely say that of all my friends who I consider to be really great cartoonists, we're all trying to aim at basically the same thing, which is an ever closer representation of what it feels like to be alive. -Chris Ware

In the past some of the most influential Jewish, Christian and Muslim theologians, such as Maimonides, Aquinas and Ibn Sina, made it clear that it was very difficult to speak about God, because when we confront the ultimate, we are at the end of what words or thoughts can do. -Karen Armstrong

But 'Memento' was so successful, such a huge cult hit, almost on the scale of a large film. If that had happened, with all the acclaim, before the next job, I'd have found it very difficult to figure out what to do next. -Christopher Nolan

Most of the time people are aiming so low on television. They're trying to reach that common denominator, especially on network television. -Dylan McDermott

As one who was a prosecutor for many years, I can tell you that having a tape recording of interrogations would help everybody. It would make clear if there had been improper pressure exerted on a defendant or witness, and it would also protect the interrogating officer from false claims that such pressure had been brought to bear. -Eliot Spitzer

A sight game is that I am hurt, but I aim to make you believe I am not even hurt, and with this confidence appearing on my face, I don't panic, otherwise your opponent will know that you are hurt. That's the whole art game in boxing. -Evander Holyfield

Well, I've claimed to have seen two ghosts in a hotel room. -Rachel Dratch

There are a lot more tabloids in England that like to report other things in your life, some of which are true and some of which are exaggerated and untrue. There have been stories where people claim to have seen me in one place and I wasn't even in that city then. The Aussie press is more judgmental and moralistic. -Shane Warne

Every city is either vibrant these days or is working on a plan to attain vibrancy soon. The reason is simple: a city isn't successful – isn't even a city, really – unless it can lay claim to being 'vibrant.' -Thomas Frank

There is no higher claim to journalistic integrity than going to jail to protect a source. -Thomas Frank

A president aiming for 'Great' or 'Near Great' status must do more. He must give lots of interviews, make records accessible, and heap the flattery on academia – each of which Mr. Bush has signally failed to do. -Thomas Frank

By keeping most tax rates at present levels, Obama and the Democrats will claim that they have championed tax cuts for the middle class. -John Podhoretz

Obama's claim is that he wants to give. The GOP is saying it wants to take. -John Podhoretz

There is a new conservative establishment in America, made up of those who claim to be the anti-establishment. -John Podhoretz

The liberal feminist movement never imagined that women would take seriously the encouragement to become our own heroes and claim life for ourselves, on our terms, no matter who we are. Pro-choice and pro-life, Christian and not, poor and rich, black, white, gay and straight. It is a dream we all hold dear, and it's called the Tea Party. -Tammy Bruce

Tourism is a crucial industry that could employ millions of Filipinos, skilled and unskilled alike, cross those 7,107 islands of the Philippines. From the current projection of 3.3 million tourist arrivals in 2010, our aim is to eventually attract 6 million tourists. In the process, we expect to create 3 million jobs in the next six years. -Benigno Aquino III

It is my aim, my destination in life to make the cello as beloved an instrument as the violin and piano. -Mstislav Rostropovich

I think we're getting to the point where everyone's getting fat and everyone's getting allergic, or claims to be allergic to something and people can't walk from their front door to their car without a bottle of water in their hand because they have to hydrate every three and half steps. -Adam Carolla

I will aim to restore the Japan-U.S. alliance and Japan's strong diplomatic capabilities. Japan can't pursue a strong foreign policy without strengthening its alliance with the United States. -Shinzo Abe

I'd love to do something with Kelly Clarkson because she's been a monumental influence on me. I love how she handles her celebrity. She's not in the tabloids a lot but everyone knows and respects her because she's got an amazing voice. That's something I aim towards. -Jordin Sparks

I try to leave a light footprint. I'm involved with Global Green, which aims to educate people about sustainable building and the greening of schools. I try to be aware about the consumption of unnecessary things in a consumptive culture. -Walton Goggins

I aimlessly travel, meaning I have no agenda other than to get small in the world, be quiet and observe people. -Walton Goggins

One argument goes that recessions are good for female artists because when money flies out the window, women are allowed in the house. The other claims that when money ebbs, so do prospects for women. -Jerry Saltz

I have quite a strong sense of wanting to sort of, wanting to help others. I'm not claiming I'm a saint, but I have a genuine, genuine belief in trying to help others. -John Key

Living on a planet of fixed size requires compromise, and while we are the only party capable of negotiating, we are not the only party at the table. We've never claimed more, and we've never had less. -Jonathan Safran Foer

In high school I became a vegetarian more times than I can now remember, most often as an effort to claim some identity in a world of people whose identities seemed to come effortlessly. -Jonathan Safran Foer

I can't claim I'm truly a man's man, I'm just as much of a dork and a crybaby sometimes as anybody else. -Anson Mount

What has happened is the 'stand your ground' law has become so over-arching that the definition has been lost. There's a lot of people claiming 'stand your ground.' -Bob Buckhorn

No nation can claim, 'We are an uncorrupt nation, therefore we will tell you what the morals of democracy are.' -Ciaran Hinds

I think the theme that I was attracted to in 'Beautiful Creatures' was you claim yourself. In my opinion, I think that's a really valid idea and I'm glad that that's our foundation. -Alice Englert

Even though I have spent literally years of my life trying to learn another language, any other language – and even though I have in the past claimed in several key professional contexts that I speak other languages – I am in fact still trapped inside the bubble of English. -Lev Grossman

Normally I begin writing a song with just with aim to express something, and sometimes I don't know what I want to express until a sentence comes to my head that will sum up everything about how I'm feeling at the time. -Lianne La Havas

It does surprise me that intelligent people in the 21st century could claim that if you respond to the terrorists with force, you spawn terrorism, but if you appease them, you somehow tame them. This argument, as I said, is very interesting, and very surprising. -Meles Zenawi

I'm not surprised, but I am disappointed that Katharine Carr Esters claims that she was 'tricked' into divulging her true feelings about Oprah and that she now denies that she revealed to me the identity of Oprah's biological father. -Kitty Kelley

Feminism is very much a part of a lot of my student's lives, but they're not going to march about it or take a public political stance. And I think more and more young women are claiming that they're not feminists – even though they are. -Mary Gordon

Like fundamentalist Judaism and medieval Christianity, Islam is totalist. That is to say, it makes a total claim on the individual. -Martin Amis

For the record, I am sticking with my claim that the simultaneous degradation of air quality, water quality, water supply, food safety, soil quality, and other environment-related variables is the main challenge to China's continued development. -James Fallows

It's been so long since a talented writer last occupied the White House; no wonder, then, that American writers have been among the most prominent of all the demographic groups claiming a piece of Barack Obama for themselves. -Jonathan Raban

I don't consider myself an intellectual. And this is not one of my aims. But I admire intellectual people. -Marilyn Monroe

I was telling somebody just the other day, there's technically such a hierarchy in this business. You have film, that's the ideal; then you have TV, and things like web series do not claim as much cred, but the fact is, if the material is solid and I believe and trust in the team that's involved, I don't care what format it is. -Tony Hale

You can't make a representation and then claim you didn't make it. You know, it just shouldn't work that way. -Judd Gregg

'TV Guide' is smart to aim toward women. More women will go there to find out what's on – just like when guys won't ask for directions, a woman will break out the map. -Kate Flannery

You reclaim your power by loving what you were once taught to hate. -Bryant H. McGill

I didn't expect to feel pathos for the villains in our show. I feel quite moved in several of our episodes; I never realized that a show like 'Motive,' which aims for a broad appeal, could have that sort of emotional impact. -Kristin Lehman

There are so many things to think about when you make an album. Like, who am I trying to impress? Am I going to get respect, critical acclaim? Or am I going to sell lots of records? -Ellie Goulding

Reclaiming the word 'fat' was the most empowering step in my progress. I stopped using it for insult or degradation and instead replaced it with truth, because the truth is that I am fat, and that's ok. So now when someone calls me fat, I agree, whereas before I would get embarrassed and emotional. -Beth Ditto

Truman Capote famously claimed to have nearly absolute recall of dialogue and used his prodigious memory as an excuse never to take notes or use a tape recorder, but I suspect his memory claims were just a useful cover to invent dialogue whole cloth. -Joshua Foer

A broad trend I'm completely obsessed with is mobile commerce. Like completely. I'm completely convinced that everybody's going to be buying from their mobile devices. Whoever can claim that space or be in that space, I'm very interested in. -Gary Vaynerchuk

Think about all the great leaders. Think about Obama. Think about Clinton. Think about Nelson Mandela. Think about all the people that we know who are very successful in business, in politics and religion. What are they? They tell purposeful stories. They move people to action by aiming at the heart. -Peter Guber

It seems that the only gun violence some leftists approve of is gun violence aimed at cops and other groups they see as oppressive or racist. -Gary Bauer

If Republicans are aiming for the heart, for compassion, the last thing they should do is abandon the sanctity of life. Instead, they should tell Americans that they believe in the dignity and value of every human being, from the defenseless unborn child, to the newborn with a disability, to the 90-year-old dealing with dementia. -Gary Bauer

Films are neither true nor false. That includes my films, as well as others. They may make claims that are true or false, but films are too complex. They have too many ingredients. -Errol Morris

I've always had money because of my early success with Cream, so I tell young musicians to aim to write their own material, because owning the composition rights makes a very big difference. -Jack Bruce

The Enlightenment was an attempt to liberate myth and base truth claims on evidence, not just dogma. But when science threw out the church, they threw out the baby with the bath water. -Ken Wilber

What could be better in al-Qaeda's mind than to have India and Pakistan going at each other? What more to further their aims? -Richard Armitage

John Kennedy really did extend the reach of the American people and said, like Lincoln said in a way, that our reach is farther than our grasp – and we should aim high. -Richard Dreyfuss

I am outraged that the Gorillaz have infringed the copyright of my song 'Time Warp,' claiming their song 'Stylo' to be an original composition. -Eddy Grant

Another parent's different approach raises the possibility that you've made a mistake with your child. We simply can't tolerate that because we fear that any mistake, no matter how minor, could have devastating consequences. So we proclaim the superiority of our own choices. We've lost sight of the fact that people have preferences. -Ayelet Waldman

At an incredibly divisive point in pop history, Donna Summer managed to create an undeniable across-the-board experience of mass pleasure – after 'Bad Girls,' nobody ever tried claiming disco sucked again. It set the template for what Michael Jackson would do a few months later with 'Off The Wall.' -Rob Sheffield

Loving Duran Duran has been one of the constants of my life, but I have no idea what they would sound like if the women in my life stopped loving them. I guess I'll never know. I could claim that Duran Duran taught me everything I know about women, but that's not exactly accurate: I learned it from listening to girls talk about Duran Duran. -Rob Sheffield

There is no city or country in the world where women and girls live free of the fear of violence. No leader can claim: 'this is not happening in my backyard.' -Michelle Bachelet

Contemporary science is based on the philosophy of materialism, which claims that all reality is material or physical. -Rupert Sheldrake

I aim to be translucent, so you don't notice the words, just their meaning. I haven't much insight into people's motivations. -Ken Follett

We all have heard it claimed that 13 is an 'unlucky number.' Indeed, there are many hotels in America that for this very reason claim not to have a 13th floor, in the sense that there is no button bearing the label '13' in their elevators (I recently stayed in one in New York, in fact). -Douglas Hofstadter

The oil industry fought hard to keep Keystone alive, making wildly exaggerated claims that the pipeline – the country's largest infrastructure project – would create tens of thousands of jobs and decrease America's reliance on oil from the Middle East. -Jeff Goodell

None of us are claiming that the statistical analysts understand the game of football as well as the football coaches do, or that our analysis should take precedence over the informed opinions of experts. I'm not saying that at all. -Bill James

You can't turn on your television without seeing these advertisements about clean coal, clean tar sands and the claim that there's more jobs associated with fossil fuels than other industries. That's of course not true. But they're hammering that into the voters' heads. -James Hansen

True Americanism is practical idealism. Its aims, instead of being materialistic and mechanical, are idealistic to the point of being Utopian. In this way, the U.S. can provide and express ideals that strike a chord in humans everywhere – a declaration of independence on behalf of all the peoples of the world. -Maurice Saatchi

'You've got mail!' exclaims the cheery automaton at America Online. The flag on the mailbox icon waves invitingly on my computer screen. For a second, I'm 10 years old again, waiting for the postman's whistle to slice the stillness of an Australian afternoon. -Geraldine Brooks

Bob Dylan may be the Charlie Chaplin of rock n' roll. Both men are regarded as geniuses by their entire audience. Both were proclaimed revolutionaries for their early work and subjected to exhaustive attack when later works were thought to be inferior. Both developed their art without so much as a nodding glance toward their peers. -Jon Landau

I don't concentrate on technical things like where a microphone is placed and things like that. As a producer, I try to keep the initial feeling from when I first heard a song and make sure we do what were initially aiming for. -Guy Berryman

For centuries, America has led the world on a long march toward freedom and democracy. Let's reclaim our clean energy leadership and lead the world toward clean energy independence. -John Garamendi

A film has to be for commercial success as well as earn you respect as an artist. You don't want to do only things that are designed to run commercially, and neither do you want to do things that get acclaim but don't run. -Saif Ali Khan

When you claim to have the truth, as opposed to the truth as you perceive it, then you move us toward a theocratic view of government. -Gene Robinson

I'm doing 'I Hate My Teenage Daughter' with Katie Finneran and Jaime Pressly. -Mark Consuelos

It seems not to matter that we are at the brink of a war that may spread beyond Afghanistan and Iraq to Iran and Georgia and then where? To Syria? To North Korea? To China? That we in America are in economic doldrums and are seeing small businesses fold and houses reclaimed by banks and a smouldering panic that is palpable everywhere. -Richard Schiff

The new discovery of a 3.3 billion barrel oil deposit off Norway's coast cements that nation's claim to being Europe's second largest oil producer. -Bob Beauprez

Your aim as a photographer is to get a picture of that person that means something. Portraits aren't fantasies; they need to tell a truth. -Tim Walker

My goal, my aim is to be a superstar, but not in a cheesy way. I want to go to America and do what they do. But better! -Tinie Tempah

I think Paul Weitz is a really amazing director, obviously with tons of acclaim and stuff, but I still think he is underrated. And I think he's amazing to work with, so I was super lucky. -Nat Wolff

When Proposition 8 passed in California, some were quick to blame minority voters, some of whom had voted for both President Obama and Proposition 8; however, these claims were later debunked as being overstated. -Christine Pelosi

For all of its well-deserved reputation for pragmatism, American popular culture frequently nurtures or at least tolerates preposterous views and theories. Witness the 9/11 'truthers' who, lacking any evidence whatsoever, claim that 9/11 was a Bush administration plot. -Michael Hayden

Every spring, this country will be reminded of the Lady from Texas. As trees bloom and flowers carpet our nation's capital, Lady Bird Johnson will be remembered. Only Lady Bird Johnson could, with her vision of a beautiful America, lay claim to spring as her memorial. -David Mixner

Recovery measures work better when they raise confidence – as Franklin D. Roosevelt understood. His fireside chats, and his inaugural address proclaiming he would fight the Great Depression with the same resolve he would muster against a foreign foe, were aimed at reassuring Americans. -Christina Romer

To claim the World Bank is just an extension of U.S. foreign policy is just wrong. -Nicholas Stern

As a kid, my idols were Sam Raimi and Peter Jackson, and I get into crazy races with myself. Raimi was 21 when he made movies, and when I didn't get 'Cabin Fever' made that fast I thought I'd failed. -Eli Roth

You cannot predict literary success; the only way you can possibly aim for it is to do your thing and do it well. -Emma Donoghue

You know the way there are two kinds of actors – the De Niro kind who's always De Niro, and then somebody like Daniel Day-Lewis, who transforms himself eerily? Well, I aim to be the Daniel Day-Lewis kind of writer. I don't have a house style. -Emma Donoghue

Any time I claimed to be white, that would be unacceptable. It just doesn't make sense in people's minds. If I'm white, how can I walk through a department store and still have people scared that I'm going to rob them? Which, that can still happen. -Jordan Peele

I'm not the kind of director who aims to send a message out. -Park Chan-wook

Most of the people who are coming to Australia by boat have passed through several countries on the way, and if they simply wanted asylum they could have claimed that in any of the countries through which they'd passed. -Tony Abbott

'Fast Food Nation' was boring and aimed at yuppies, and yuppies don't eat fast food. -Lloyd Kaufman

When I was younger, I was one of the few girls in the neighborhood who could break dance. That's kind of my local, ghetto-celebrity claim to fame. -Joy Bryant

Let us all remember this: one cannot proclaim the Gospel of Jesus without the tangible witness of one's life. -Pope Francis

When we walk without the cross, when we build without the cross and when we proclaim Christ without the cross, we are not disciples of the Lord. We are worldly. We may be bishops, priests, cardinals, popes, all of this, but we are not disciples of the Lord. -Pope Francis

I'm no saint. I'm no angel. I never proclaimed to be. -Chad Johnson

Luckily I haven't fallen into the trap, which has claimed so many writers, of living from day to day thinking 'Ah, I'll write a book about that.' -Amelie Nothomb

The working class of England today have no vision of society beyond the acquisitive – no version of themselves or their habits as anything other than transitional, on their way up or on their way out. The working class, at best, is a waiting room for people who aim to become middle class if possible. -Andrew O'Hagan

I'm interested in everything. I don't see why Borges can't work along with Neil Gaiman, or Stephen King can't be mixed with Balzac. It's just storytelling; it's different ways of using codes and images and words and sounds. -Carlos Ruiz Zafon

As both a scientist and a humanist myself, I have struggled to understand different claims to knowledge, and I have eventually come to a formulation of the kind of religious belief that would, in my view, be compatible with science. -Alan Lightman

I was born in 1949, and by the time I was 10, I figured out that my hope chest was not aimed in the same direction everybody else's was. And that life was going to be very, very complicated. And that I could either be provocative and declamatory, or shy, retiring and scared. -Dorothy Allison

More than anything I want to get up there and hang out with the audience, make everybody feel like it's fun and they're involved and are just, like, friends hanging out in somebody's living room. I went to see Carole King on her 'Living Room' Tour, and that's the kind of feeling I'm aiming for. -Kate Voegele

I'd love to claim the title of 'songwriter' or 'intellectual,' but the truth is that anything that I ever learned how to do in conjunction with music was purely so that I would have a platform to sing from. -Brandi Carlile

I like to read in my own house, in any of the rooms I always mean to paint or otherwise improve and never do. Every detail is so familiar to me that it makes almost no claim on my attention. -Marilynne Robinson

I don't claim to know what it means to say that we are made in the image of God, but I profoundly and instinctively believe it and all that it implies. -Marilynne Robinson

The charge that liberal candidates don't connect with or understand the values and beliefs of regular Americans is embedded in old epithets like 'limousine liberal,' which I first heard aimed at New York Mayor John Lindsay in 1969. -Jeff Greenfield

To be a writer was always my greatest aim. I remember writing a play about Guy Fawkes when I was 10. I suppose it's significant, at least to me, that my first work should be about a historical figure. -Peter Ackroyd

To be fair to the Inquisition, they only used confessions extracted after the torture had ended, which let them claim that admissions had been freely given; the fact that the torture would have started again if they hadn't confessed was a minor detail. -Simon Hoggart

Unlike Hezbollah, Israel's more modest aim is to survive, and that it has done. -Mark Helprin

I have to confess that I have so rarely experienced triumph that I cannot claim to know it well enough to judge, but it seems to be at best a momentary joy followed instantly by sadness, and, then, of necessity, by wariness. -Mark Helprin

In the 1940s, cigarettes would be shown in classy situations, endorsed by celebrities – real A-list Hollywood stars in America – the ads would make claims about tobacco quality or manufacturing science and, bizarrely, some brands had what almost amounted to health claims. -Peter York

Tragically, policymakers have thrown horrendous amounts of taxpayer money needed for other purposes at solving an unsubstantiated emergency. It is scandalous that so many climate scientists who fully knew that Al Gore had no basis for his irresponsible claims stood mute. -Burt Rutan

Robert Burns enriched Scottish song with his genius and is mainly responsible for the rich treasure house of song that we enjoy today. He collected folk songs, retained the melodic line, kept what words were usable and rewrote the rest. He didn't claim ownership. -Jimmy Reid

Conservatives are telling elected leaders that expansion of Medicaid comes at a moral – or more overtly, a political – price. At what price are they willing to go back on years of proclaiming 'socialized medicine' as the slippery slope to 'rationing of health care,' 'death panels' and other claims far too gruesome to mention in polite company? -Ronnie Musgrove

In 2009 we increased the cash in Quinn Direct as we had in 2008. We increased the cash in it in 2010. The outstanding claims were €20m in March 2010 but Quinn Direct had more business in the U.K. than in Ireland. -Sean Quinn

If private-equity firms are as good at remaking companies as they claim, they don't need tax loopholes to make money. -James Surowiecki

Over time, grit is what separates fruitful lives from aimlessness. -John Ortberg

You get up and you preach a sermon and people walk away thinking what a great guy – and that's a failure as a pastor. Our job is to proclaim Christ. -Joshua Harris

I lay no claim, it should be clear, to being a historian. So in my books, the intimate and personal have been intertwined inextricably with the broad and historical. -Khaled Hosseini

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