Sell also: end, cease, close, closing, conclusion, death, destruction, ending, finish, goal, last, remainder, remnant, stop, terminate
Man is a means and not an end, and he is a means to economic or political ends which are not really ends in themselves but means to other ends which in their turn are means and so ad infinitum.
In morals what begins in fear usually ends in wickedness; in religion what begins in fear usually ends in fanaticism. Fear, either as a principle or a motive, is the beginning of all evil.
The human body has two ends on it: one to create with and one to sit on. Sometimes people get their ends reversed. When this happens they need a kick in the seat of the pants.
I'd say that my profession ends where architectural thinking ends - architectural thinking in terms of thinking about programs and organizational structure. These abstractions play a role in many other disciplines, and those disciplines are now defining their 'architectures' as well.
The ruling idea of the politician - stated rather bluntly - is that those who are opposed to him exist for the purpose of being made to serve his ends, if he can get power enough in his hands to force these ends upon them.
The problem is neutrality ends in poverty, neutrality ends in choices that hurt people's lives. This administration is deliberately telling organizations that are there to help young girls make good choices, not to tell them what the good choice is. That is absolutely unconscionable.
God never ends anything on a negative; God always ends on a positive.
It is not history which uses men as a means of achieving - as if it were an individual person - its own ends. History is nothing but the activity of men in pursuit of their ends.
About the time we can make the ends meet, somebody moves the ends.
We have perhaps a natural fear of ends. We would rather be always on the way than arrive. Given the means, we hang on to them and often forget the ends.
Instruction ends in the schoolroom, but education ends only with life. A child is given to the universe to be educated.
Nothing ends nicely, that's why it ends.
Where choice begins, Paradise ends, innocence ends, for what is Paradise but the absence of any need to choose this action?
At different points in my life, I had grappled with the idea of going into the priesthood - in high school or law school. Where it ends, I'm not quite sure. Perhaps it ends with death, grappling with one's spirituality.
Listen to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birth - look at the dying man's struggle at his last extremity, and then tell me whether something that begins and ends thus could be intended for enjoyment.
A people always ends by resembling its shadow.
Always recognize that human individuals are ends, and do not use them as means to your end.
The free way of life proposes ends, but it does not prescribe means.
A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.