A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
Whenever you go out-of-doors, draw the chin in, carry the crown of the head high, and fill the lungs to the utmost; drink in the sunshine; greet your friends with a smile, and put soul into every handclasp. Do not fear being misunderstood and do not waste a minute thinking about your enemies. Try to fix firmly in your mind what you would like to do; and then, without veering off direction, you will move straight to the goal. Keep your mind on the great and splendid things you would like to do, and then, as the days go gliding away, you will find yourself unconsciously seizing upon the opportunities that are required for the fulfillment of your desire.
How to Win Friends and Influence People
advice from Elbert Hubbard
But why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas? We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.
John F. Kennedy
Speech at Rice University, Houston, Texas (12 September 1962)
My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.
If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
I have the same goal I've had ever since I was a girl. I want to rule the world.
My goal is to remain healthy my entire career, and a healthy diet seems like a good start.
You alone are the judge of your worth and your goal is to discover infinite worth in yourself, no matter what anyone else thinks.
It is not possible to run a course aright when the goal itself has not been rightly placed.
If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing.
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
Thomas A. Edison
My goal in life is to unite my avocation with my vocation, as my two eyes make one in sight.
If we work together, it is easy for us to achieve our goal. Now millions of girls are raising their voices for education.
For sin is not one mere action, but it is an attitude of life which takes for granted that our goal is finite, that our self is the ultimate truth, and that we are not all essentially one but exist each for his own separate individual existence.
The Realisation of Life
Martin Luther King
John F. Kennedy
Leonardo da Vinci
The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Long Walk to Freedom
The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci
Man and Socialism in Cuba
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