I'd rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. I'd rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far; for a might have-been has never been, but a has was once an are.
Set your course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
I am doomed to an eternity of compulsive work. No set goal achieved satisfies. Success only breeds a new goal. The golden apple devoured has seeds. It is endless.
Without some goals and some efforts to reach it, no man can live.
Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life - a kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are.
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.
A joke is not a thing but a process, a trick you play on the listener's mind. You start him off toward a plausible goal, and then by a sudden twist you land him nowhere at all or just where he didn't expect to go.
Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
A corporation's primary goal is to make money. Government's primary role is to take a big chunk of that money and give it to others.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Hitch your wagon to a star.
You may be a redneck if... your lifetime goal is to own a fireworks stand.
The goal towards which the pleasure principle impels us - of becoming happy - is not attainable: yet we may not - nay, cannot - give up the efforts to come nearer to realization of it by some means or other.
Piety is not a goal but a means to attain through the purest peace of mind the highest culture.
My goal is to be one with the music. I just dedicate my whole life to this art.
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
Freedom in art, freedom in society, this is the double goal towards which all consistent and logical minds must strive.
Well, I mean, to me, I think my ultimate - my ultimate goal is winning championships and - and I understand that me going down as one of the greats will not happen until I, you know, win a championship.
Microsoft has had two goals in the last 10 years. One was to copy the Mac, and the other was to copy Lotus' success in the spreadsheet - basically, the applications business. And over the course of the last 10 years, Microsoft accomplished both of those goals. And now they are completely lost.
The goal of socialism is communism.
For imagination sets the goal picture which our automatic mechanism works on. We act, or fail to act, not because of will, as is so commonly believed, but because of imagination.
We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
After a certain point, money is meaningless. It ceases to be the goal. The game is what counts.
The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.
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