Quotes and Thoughts on Aim and Ambition of Life by Great Thinkers

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The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher

The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if
you want to succeed in business--or almost anywhere else for that
matter.
Lee Iacocca

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Francis Bacon

In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.

Victor Cousins
Winning isn't everything, but wantingto win is.
Vince Lombardi

Failures do what is tension relieving,
while winners do what is goal achieving.
Dennis Waitley
(as quoted in Brian Tracy's book, Eat That Frog)

A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be
conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have
neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his
life.
Samuel Butler

Goals are the fuel in thefurnace of achievement.
Brian Tracy, Eat that Frog

The great and glorious masterpiece of
man is to know how to live to purpose.
Michel de Montaigne
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp,
or what's a heaven for?
Robert Browning

The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he
longs to attain.
Kahlil Gibran

Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as
a matter of course and prescriptive right.
Aldous Huxley

If you don't know where you are going,
you'll end up someplace else.
Yogi Berra

Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal;
while others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, atthe
last moment, more vigorous efforts than before.
Polybius

Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
Viktor Frankl

The virtue lies in the struggle, not in the prize.
Richard Monckton Milnes

To reach a port, we must sail—Sail, not tie at anchor—Sail, not drift.
Franklin Roosevelt

There is no happiness except in the realizationthat we have
accomplished something.
Henry Ford

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.
Seneca

It is not enough to takesteps which may some day lead to a goal; each
step must be itself a goal and a step likewise.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Who aims at excellence will be above mediocrity; who aims at
mediocrity will be farshort of it.
Burmese Saying

In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to
performing daily actsof trivia.
Author Unknown

Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.
David Ogilvy

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 has achieved
the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
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