Means To An End Quotes

Means To An End Quotes by Ayn Rand, Robert Redford, Olusegun Obasanjo, Ben Harper, Kenneth Wapnick, Edith Stein and many others.

A story is an end in itself. It is not written to teach

A story is an end in itself. It is not written to teach, sell, explain or destroy anything. It is not written even to entertain. It is written as a man is born – an organic whole, dictated only by its own laws and its own necessity – an end in itself, not a means to an end.
Ayn Rand
Whereas money is a means to an end for a filmmaker, to the corporate mind money is the end. Right now, I think independent film is very confused, because there’s excess pressure in the marketplace for entertainment to pay off.
Robert Redford
I believe God knew what he was doing when he put oil under our ground. It should be a means to an end.
Olusegun Obasanjo
Sometimes I feel I know strangers Better than I know my friends Why must a beginning Be the means to an end? The stones from my enemies These wounds will mend But I cannot survive The roses from my friends.
Ben Harper
Each day should be devoted to miracles. The purpose of time is to enable you to
learn how to use time constructively.
It is thus a teaching device and a means to an end.
Time will cease when it is no longer useful in facilitating learning.
Kenneth Wapnick
As for what concerns our relations with our fellow men, the anguish in our neighbor’s soul must break all precept. All that we do is a means to an end, but love is an end in itself, because God is love.
Edith Stein
Humor, for me, is really a gate of departure. Its a way of enticing a reader into a poem so that less funny things can take place later. It really is not an end in itself, but a means to an end.
Billy Collins
The frustrated follow a leader less because of their faith that he is leading them to a promised land than because of their immediate feeling that he is leading them away from their unwanted selves. Surrender to a leader is not a means to an end but a fulfillment. Whither they are led is of secondary importance.
Eric Hoffer
Decorating is a footnote to real life for me, a means to an end: Living well.
Charlotte Moss
Goals are a means to an end, not the ultimate purpose of our lives. They are simply a tool to concentrate our focus and move us in a direction. The only reason we really pursue goals is to cause ourselves to expand and grow.
Tony Robbins
When people say ‘marriage’ to me… It’s always a means to an end. Everyone’s so in a rush to define the relationship.
Lady Gaga
You do not use art as a means to an end, but as a way to inhabit and explore the present. Right and wrong fade away; you recover your sense of what is authentic in you.
Michele Cassou
Multinational corporations and a market economy have transformed human beings into instruments of making money. Human beings should be the end. And money should be the means to an end.
Satish Kumar
Your primary purpose is to be here fully, and to be total in whatever you do so that the preciousness of the present moment does not become reduced to a means to an end. And there you have your life purpose. That’s the very foundation of your life.
Eckhart Tolle
When work is no more than a means to an end, it cannot be of high quality.
Eckhart Tolle
Life is not a means to an end but a series of experiences. Are you creating your series ‘on purpose’ ?
Bill Crawford
Even if they don’t know it consciously, people can feel when you are making them into a means to an end only. And people are much less likely to do what you want them to do – for example, to buy the car – when they feel you are reducing them into a means to an end.
Eckhart Tolle

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