Every man's work, pursued steadily, tends in this way to become an end in itself
, and so to bridge over the loveless chasms of his life.
This inalienable habit of saving, as an end in itself
, belonged to the industrious men of business of a former generation, who made their fortunes slowly, almost as the tracking of the fox belongs to the harrier,--it constituted them a "race," which is nearly lost in these days of rapid money-getting, when lavishness comes close on the back of want.
The translation of morality into the metaphysical, as force, cause, end in itself
, was HIS work.
She had accepted it as a place to live in, as an end in itself
The ever-present danger is that technical expertise becomes an end in itself