The goal of my life isn't just... to be happy.
The book the reader has now before his eyes - from one end to the other, in its whole and in its details, whatever the omissions, the exceptions, or the faults - is the march from evil to good, from injustice to justice, from the false to the true, from night to day, from appetite to conscience, from rottenness to life, from brutality to duty, from Hell to Heaven, from nothingness to God. Starting point: matter; goal: the soul. Hydra at the beginning, angel at the end.
Ever since the dawn of civilization, people have not been content to see events as unconnected and inexplicable. They have craved an understanding of the underlying order in the world. Today we still yearn to know why we are here and where we came from. Humanity's deepest desire for knowledge is justification enough for our continuing quest. And our goal is nothing less than a complete description of the universe we live in.
For a moment, I was captivated as I studied them side by side. My mother: the perfect picture of guardian excellence and decorum. My father: always capable of achieving his goals, no matter how twisted the means. Uneasily, I began to understand how I'd inherited my bizarre personality.
I stopped. She was bleeding after all. Perfect lines crossed her wrists, not near any crucial veins, but enough to leave wet red tracks across her skin. She hadn;t hit her veins when she did this; death hadn't been her goal.
Warrior, when you pledge yourself to the service of a High Priestess, the goal is not to frighten her to death but to protect your lady from death.
But many intelligent people have a sort of bug: they think intelligence is an end in itself. They have one idea in mind: to be intelligent, which is really stupid. And when intelligence takes itself for its own goal, it operates very strangely: the proof that it exists is not to be found in the ingenuity or simplicity of what it produces, but in how obscurely it is expressed.
He felt that all his hitherto dissipated and dispersed forces were gathered and directed with terrible energy towards one blissful goal.
Each man lives for himself, uses his freedom to achieve his personal goals, and feels with his whole being that right now he can or cannot do such-and-such an action; but as soon as he does it, this action, committed at a certain moment in time, becomes irreversible, and makes itself the property of history, in which is has not a free but a predestined significance.
Man lives consciously for himself, but serves as an unconscious instrument for the achievement of historical, universally human goals.
I spend most of my waking hours confronting and destroying things that I fear. A thousand-year-old master vampire was a tall order, but a girl's got to have a goal.
One of the primary tenets of the course was that highly successful leaders kept journals, morning and night, in order to stay tightly focused on their goals.
Chuck Parson did not participate in organized sports, because to do so would distract from his larger goal of his life: to one day be convicted of murder
It is proved by surveys that happiness does not come from love, wealth, or power but the pursuit of attainable goals.
And all the voices, all the goals, all the yearnings, all the sorrows, all the pleasures, all the good and evil, all of them together was the world. All of them together was the stream of events, the music of life.
No, a true seeker, one who truly wished to find, could accept no doctrine. But the man who has found what he sought, such a man could approve of every doctrine, each and every one, every path, every goal; nothing separated him any longer from all those thousands of others who lived in the eternal, who breathed the Divine.
Siddhartha has one single goal-to become empty, to become empty of thirst, desire, dreams, pleasure and sorrow-to let the Self die. No longer to be Self, to experience the peace of an emptied heart, to experience pure thought-that was his goal.
The first category is always the man of the present, the second the man of the future. The first preserve the world and people it, the second move the world and lead it to its goal.
But man is a fickle and disreputable creature and perhaps, like a chess-player, is interested in the process of attaining his goal rather than the goal itself.
Many of us have convinced ourselves that compromise is necessary to achieve our goals, that all of our goals are not attainable so we should eliminate the extraneous, prioritize our desires, and accept less than the moon.
When you can have anything you want by uttering a few words, the goal matters not, only the journey to it.
Joy is the goal of existence, and joy is not to be stumbled upon, but to be achieved, and the act of treason is to let its vision drown in the swamp of the moment's torture.
I know what I want, I have a goal, an opinion, I have a religion and love. Let me be myself and then I am satisfied. I know that I'm a woman, a woman with inward strength and plenty of courage.
The ball that made the goal was the diagonal from Miller. That was a hell of a ball. It was unbelievable.
It'll be an honor if it happens, but it's not a goal of mine. Shooting the three is just one of my roles on the team.
We should finish off the chances at this level. If you get in front of the goal three or four times, what more do you need
At certain times today, guys brought some stuff. Hammy seems to pull the trigger in some of those clutch situations for us. So for him to get the goal, you've seen them from him before. It's a good characteristic to have. He's a guy that can get the job done in pressure situations.
It feels good to score a goal because it takes the pressure off. I feel safe now.
Our goal was to make them earn their shots. They're a good shooting team and they didn't shoot as well as they normally do ... that's what had to happen.
It's a known fact from all the athletes, coaches and the studies and everything that people perform better, have a higher level of testosterone in their body, without having sex a certain amount of time before their competition. I tried it, and it is working so far and I'm going to keep doing it until I accomplish all my goals.
High spending is not always bad and low spending is not always good. It depends on the make-up of the community . . . What are the goals of the district What types of students does the district have And what's going on in the community
We're a good skating team, but we need to identify some definitive goal scorers. In our last game (vs. C-C), we had 33 shots on net but only scored one goal. We need to do a better job of cracking the cage.
I could do exploration in this particular career field, and it was a goal that, even if I didn't reach it, it was so high it seemed almost impossible, but even if I didn't reach it, I would still have a good time and a very satisfying career.
He leads the team in scoring, and he has opened the door for Drew Garner, who has scored in double digits in goals. Blake Riggins has done a remarkable job as keeper with his physical presence. He is a great athlete.
We're a better club today than when he took over, ... However, we set goals for ourselves and haven't achieved our goals. I think it's appropriate that we find a new GM.
Our overall goal, as we've said all along, is to reach a longer-term solution that will permit greater stability in textile and apparel trade. The US has been using its right under China's WTO accession agreement to invoke safeguards in cases of market disruption or the threat of market disruption, and we will continue to do so as appropriate.
For investors who aren't sure about how to select a fund appropriate for their time horizon, these funds really make it simple for you to do that and to get a lot of diversification in a single package. They help investors with the two things they have the most problems with. The first is arriving at an appropriate asset allocation, and the second is maturing that asset allocation as you approach your goal.
It was an exciting game. We had a lot of mental errors, we looked tired at times. But we found a way to come back and score some big goals. That showed character and determination.
It is still not enough for language to have clarity and content... it must also have a goal and an imperative. Otherwise from language we descend to chatter, from chatter to babble and from babble to confusion.
Knowledge is the most important thing without which one can not achieve his goal.
People keep on asking me, but I'm as much in the dark as everyone else - and all I can do is score goals. I've not finished that many games. But it's the manager's prerogative - he's got a decision to make, and if he doesn't think I'm fit enough it's up to him.
We were confident that our batting was clicking and we could chase. The goal was to win the series 4-1 and we are learning constantly about the way we are chasing targets and I think the confidence was the key.
Then we got the bonus of the goals, which gave us something to hold on to and in the second half we were not under that much pressure.
After the short-handed goal, we could've just quit, but we didn't. We are disappointed we are not getting two points, but afterwards we'll appreciate getting one point from a good team.
This is where the Final Four is played, so hopefully we can get back here. It's real big for us to play well and for the goal to return. It will be good preparing us for the tournament and should help further down the road.
The GOP's progress during the last four decades is a stunning political achievement. But it is also a cautionary tale of what happens to a dominant party - in this case, the Democrat Party - when its thinking becomes ossified when its energy begins to drain when an entitlement mentality takes over and when political power becomes an end in itself rather than a mean to achieve the common goal.
Basically, our goal is to organize the world's information and to make it universally accessible and useful.
It was a very intelligent goal. Take the shot before they are still trying to organize and she just walked up and smacked it in the net and it was a nicely placed shot.
Many people will go to our parties, The Venetian's party, Wynn's parties and Caesars' party. Our goal, and we're not always successful, is to make sure those visits stay within the MGM Mirage family.
One of our goals is to be national champs, and we have to beat Oak Hill to do that. It's a big game for our team, and the city is making it a big game too. It's one our kids really wanted to play.