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Aspiration Quotes

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You will become as small as your controlling desire;
as great as your dominant aspiration.
- James Allen

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Faith is love taking the form of aspiration.
- William Ellery Channing

Happy is said to be the family which can eat onions together.
They are, for the time being, separate,
from the world, and have a harmony of aspiration.
- Charles Dudley Warner

There just doesn't seem to be a market for something with aspiration anymore.
- Tom Courtenay

 

The specific is not exclusive: it lacks the aspiration to totality.
- Theodor Adorno

What we truly and earnestly aspire to be,
that in some sense we are.
The mere aspiration, by changing the frame of the mind,
for the moment realizes itself.
- Anna Jameson

That was my aspiration, so I was there in a seminary
with just boys who were studying to be priests.
Pretty rigorous schooling; we never got home,
we stayed there all year.
- Peter Jurasik

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Man tells his aspiration in his God;
but in his demon he shows his depth of experience.
- Margaret Fuller

I stand on the shoulders of countless people,
yet there is one extraordinary person who is my life aspiration -
that person is my mother,
Celina Sotomayor.
- Sonia Sotomayor

To have no heroes is to have no aspiration,
to live on the momentum of the past,
to be thrown back upon routine,
sensuality, and the narrow self.
- Charles Horton Cooley

A successful individual typically sets his next goal
somewhat but not too much above his last achievement.
In this way he steadily raises his level of aspiration.
- Kurt Lewin

I would like to run for the mayor of the city of Chicago.
That has always been an aspiration of mine even when
I was in the House of Representatives.
- Rahm Emanuel

The world's people all share the earnest aspiration to have peace,
stability, justice and cooperation.
- Tran Duc Luong

It takes a certain level of aspiration before one can
take advantage of opportunities that are clearly offered.
- Michael Harrington

To say the word Romanticism is to say modern art -
that is,
intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite,
expressed by every means available to the arts.
- Charles Baudelaire

You cannot demonstrate an emotion or prove an aspiration.
- John Morley

I have no aspiration whatsoever to be the next great leading man.
- DeForest Kelley

Selfishness is the only real atheism;
aspiration,
unselfishness, the only real religion.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

To have his path made clear for him is the aspiration
of every human being in our beclouded and tempestuous existence.
- Joseph Conrad

We must not, however, be like the leaders of the great romantic revolt who,
in their eagerness to get rid of the husk of convention,
disregarded also the humane aspiration.
- Irving Babbitt

Vision looks outward and becomes aspiration.
- Stephen Samuel Wise

Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest
aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise...
specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine.
- Allan Bloom

My greatest aspiration was always to live in the tropics.
- Manuel Puig

Well, as you've said, we cannot expect the people of
China not to want to progress,
so if you have an opportunity to progress,
to develop your economy to a world class economy,
it's an aspiration that is natural and that,
I welcome.
- Sellapan Ramanathan

You cannot escape the results of your thoughts.
Whatever your present environment may be,
you will fall, remain or rise with your thoughts,
your vision, your ideal.
You will become as small as your controlling desire;
as great as your dominant aspiration.
- James Lane Allen

The moral and social aspiration proper to American life is,
of course, the aspiration vaguely described by the word democratic;
and the actual achievement of the American nation points
towards an adequate and fruitful definition of the democratic ideal.
- Herbert Croly

There is a difference between a military mission and
the aspiration for the long-term plans for the country.
What we want is a stable enough Afghanistan,
able to look after its own security so we can leave
without the fear of it imploding...
But let's be clear - it's not going to be perfect.
- Liam Fox

A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea
which is higher than himself;
and a mean man,
by one lower than himself.
The one produces aspiration; the other ambition,
which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.
- Marcus Aurelius

At the beginning of the new century,
it is the common aspiration of the peoples of the two
countries to deepen mutual understanding,
enhance trust, develop friendship and strengthen cooperation.
- Li Peng

Multi- polarisation has become an inevitable trend
in the process of shaping a global political pattern
and has been widely welcomed by the international community
as it reflects the common interests and aspiration
of the overwhelming majority of countries.
- Li Peng

Democracy may have arisen in the West as the way of
striving for the universal aspiration to dignity and freedom,
but it isn't alien to the underlying concepts that
infuse religion and moral philosophy everywhere.
- Flora Lewis

India is the meeting place of the religions and among
these Hinduism alone is by itself a vast and complex thing,
not so much a religion as a great diversified and yet
subtly unified mass of spiritual thought,
realization and aspiration.
- Sri Aurobindo

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

Do not lose hold of your dreams or aspirations.
For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live.
- Henry David Thoreau

Our aspirations are our possibilities.
- Robert Browning

Not chance of birth or place has made us friends,
Being oftentimes of different tongues and nations,
But the endeavor for the selfsame ends,
With the same hopes, and fears, and aspirations.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Humor is something that thrives between man's aspirations and his limitations.
There is more logic in humor than in anything else.
Because, you see, humor is truth.
- Victor Borge

China will soon emit more greenhouse gases than America,
but its regime knows if it caps aspirations there will be a revolution.
- James Lovelock

God has never ceased to be the one true aim of all right human aspirations.
- Alexandre Vinet

The most important thing is to follow your instinct
and get involved with some friends who have similar
tastes and aspirations and like music as much as you do.
- Mick Taylor

Keep high aspirations, moderate expectations,
and small needs.
- William Howard Stein

I have no aspirations of world domination through the pop charts.
None at all.
- Anne Hathaway

With the advent of spring and beginning of the new
harvest season the creators of abundance,
our peasants, come out to the fields to sow with good aspirations and hopes.
- Islom Karimov

The young have aspirations that never come to pass,
the old have reminiscences of what never happened.
- Hector Hugh Munro

The struggle for democracy and human rights in Burma
is a struggle for life and dignity.
It is a struggle that encompasses our political,
social and economic aspirations.
- Aung San Suu Kyi

The questions of philosophy proper are human desires
and fears and aspirations -
human emotions -
taking an intellectual form.
- Chauncey Wright

Within our dreams and aspirations we find our opportunities.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

I was guilty of judging capitalism by its operations
and socialism by its hopes and aspirations;
capitalism by its works and socialism by its literature.
- Sidney Hook

We must remember, too, that the Russian population
of the Caucasus are to a large extent Muslims,
and the areas such as Georgia which have aspirations of their own.
- Aly Khan

You win the presidency by connecting with the American
people's gut insecurities and aspirations.
You win with a concept.
- Thomas Friedman

I started to shortcircuit because I had high aspirations for the film.
I never told anybody that.
- Mickey Rourke

The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.
- Adam Smith

The hallmark of our age is the tension between aspirations
and sluggish institutions.
- John W. Gardner

I have no political aspirations, although a lot of
people believe that politics and acting go hand in hand.
- Rita Mero

Our politics are our deepest form of expression:
they mirror our past experiences and reflect our dreams
and aspirations for the future.
- Paul Wellstone

When you look at a city, it's like reading the hopes,
aspirations and pride of everyone who built it.
- Hugh Newell Jacobsen

Belize pledges it continued support to the aspirations
of the 23 million people of Taiwan to be full participants
in all organs and agencies of the international community.
- Said Musa

Parents with meager means have the same aspirations
for their children as other parents.
Children from poor families have the same needs as other children.
- Mark Sanford

My parents were neither wealthy nor academic,
but we lived comfortably and they were always extremely
supportive of my academic efforts and aspirations,
both at school and university.
- Paul Nurse

Well, my aspirations certainly were not to be in a pre-school show.
I mean, it's certainly nothing that I considered;
it's nothing I ever thought anyone would ever let me do.
- Steve Burns

I look upon myself as a musical bricklayer with architectural aspirations.
- Robert Mayer

The scene changes but the aspirations of men of good will persist.
- Vannevar Bush

If poetry should address itself to the same needs and aspirations,
the same hopes and fears, to which the Bible addresses itself,
it might rival it in distribution.
- Wallace Stevens

The country experience was more of a departure.
When you consider my education and my upbringing,
you can see that was more of country rock outgrowth
of my popular music aspirations.
- Tom Wopat

Every man, through fear, mugs his aspirations a dozen times a day.
- Brendan Francis

I was just glad to meet somebody outside of my group
of small town friends who was into music.
Somebody else who had aspirations to do something more
than sing at a record hop.
- John Oates

And no book gives a deeper insight into the inner life of the Negro,
his struggles and his aspirations, than,
The Souls of Black Folk.
- Ray Stannard Baker

This Constitution does not reflect the thoughts,
hopes and aspirations of ordinary people.
It does nothing for jobs or economic growth and widens
further still the democratic deficit.
- Nigel Farage

Don't let young people tell you their aspirations;
when they drop them they will drop you.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

The nineteenth century was completely lacking in logic,
it had cosmic terms and hopes, and aspirations,
and discoveries, and ideals but it had no logic.
- Gertrude Stein

My business is to teach my aspirations to confirm themselves to fact,
not to try and make facts harmonize with my aspirations.
- Thomas Huxley


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