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Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected
in a cosmic religion for the future:
It transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology;
it covers both the natural and the spiritual,
and it is based on a religious sense
aspiring from the experience of all things,
natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity.
- Albert Einstein

When you are aspiring to the highest place,
it is honorable to reach the second or even the third rank.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Pride is still aiming at the best houses:
Men would be angels,
angels would be gods.
Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell;
aspiring to be angels men rebel.
- Alexander Pope

It is a sign of contraction of the mind when it is content,
or of weariness.
A spirited mind never stops within itself;
it is always aspiring and going beyond its strength.
- Michel de Montaigne

 

The barriers are not erected which can say to aspiring talents and industry,
"Thus far and no farther."
- Ludwig van Beethoven

Nature that framed us of four elements,
warring within our breasts for regiment,
doth teach us all to have aspiring minds.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

The only advice I can give to aspiring writers is don't
do it unless you're willing to give your whole life to it.
Red wine and garlic also helps.
- Jim Harrison

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With my somewhat vague aspiring mind,
to be imprisoned in the rude details of a most material life was often irksome.
- Edward Carpenter

Increasingly, staying in the middle class -
let alone aspiring to become middle class -
is becoming a game of chance.
- Arianna Huffington

Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals.
To actual women, it is simply a good excuse not to play football.
- Fran Lebowitz

Aspiring to a souffle, he achieves a pancake at which
the reader saws without much appetite.
- John Leonard

Usefulness!
It is not a fascinating word, and the quality is not
one of which the aspiring spirit can dream o' nights,
yet on the stage it is the first thing to aim at.
- Ellen Terry

I would advise all youths aspiring to athletic fame
or a professional career to practice clean living,
fair play and good sportsmanship.
- Major Taylor

Acting is really not what I'm interested in.
I'm not an aspiring actor and you should be able to tell.
- Keith Hernandez

It is essential that we put an end to steroid abuse
and set a better example for aspiring young athletes to follow,
so that some day, when they make it in the All Star Game,
it will be because of their own natural talents,
and not because of a performance enhancing product.
- Jim Sensenbrenner

My advice to an aspiring actor would be to never stop
learning or working for what you want.
Nothing comes easy, ever, if you want something,
you have to work for it.
By working for it I mean work on your craft,
learn from people who have something to teach.
It's just like anything else, practice makes perfect.
- James Lafferty

I'm not in the business of becoming famous.
And that's the advice I give to younger aspiring actors.
Work onstage and do the little roles.
In the end it's not important to be seen.
It's important to do.
There's a lot of disappointment in this business,
but my family keeps me grounded.
- Kristen Bell

Girls Incorporated of Greater Philadelphia and Southern
New Jersey continues to advance their cause and to
strengthen their community by aspiring to open a Girl's Center for Philadelphia.
- Robert Brady

The profession of film director can and should be such a high and precious one;
that no man aspiring to it can disregard any knowledge
that will make him a better film director or human being.
- Sergei Eisenstein

Normal is not something to aspire to,
it's something to get away from.
- Jodie Foster

Man may aspire to virtue, but he cannot reasonably aspire to truth.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

What we earnestly aspire to be, that in some sense we are.
- Anna Jameson

I want to aspire to something like what Denzel Washington does,
which is try to find scripts written for white actors -
or Jodie Foster,
who reads scripts for male actors.
- Wentworth Miller

Bowie is a musician, but he works like a painter.
Thom always thought that we should aspire to that.
- Ed O'Brien

Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire.
- J. K. Rowling

I always wanted, and still aspire, to be something
more than just one thing,
just one performance.
- Kevin Bacon

There's a lot of integrity with musicians;
you really still aspire to grow,
and be great, to be the best version of yourself you can be.
- Sheryl Crow

You need not aspire for or get any new state.
Get rid of your present thoughts, that is all.
- Ramana Maharshi

All of us aspire to give our children something more,
leave a country to our children that is a better one,
a stronger one, with better jobs and growth and opportunity.
- Byron Dorgan

Many people genuinely do not want to be saints,
and it is probable that some who achieve or aspire
to sainthood have never felt much temptation to be human beings.
- George Orwell

Man cannot aspire if he looked down;
if he rise,
he must look up.
- Samuel Smiles

It's one thing you aspire to: someday,
you'll be able to write a book.
- Thomas Keller

Movie SF is, by definition, dumbed down -
there have only been three or four SF movies in the
history of film that aspire to the complexity of literary SF.
- Dan Simmons

I aspire to be that, to be a voice of reason one day.
- Drew Barrymore

It doesn't bother me one iota that most of my career
has been playing people who are not that -
well,
let's say that people wouldn't aspire to be like them.
- Timothy Spall

I believe entertainment can aspire to be art,
and can become art, but if you set out to make art you're an idiot.
- Steve Martin

We need to become energy independent or at least aspire to that.
- Thomas Friedman

Most of us who aspire to be tops in our fields don't
really consider the amount of work required to stay tops.
- Althea Gibson

I agree to, or rather aspire to, my doom.
- Pierre Corneille

To desire is to obtain; to aspire is to achieve.
- James Allen

Aspire rather to be a hero than merely appear one.
- Baltasar Gracian

I believe Georgia should aspire to nothing less than greatness.
And I believe greatness is within our grasp.
- Sonny Perdue

True terror is a language and a vision.
There is a deep narrative structure to terrorist acts,
and they infiltrate and alter consciousness in ways
that writers used to aspire to.
- Don DeLillo

To be able to endure odium is the first art to be learned
by those who aspire to power.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I think that enduring, committed love between a married couple,
along with raising children, is the most noble act anyone can aspire to.
It is not written about very much.
- Nicholas Sparks

What you aspire to on a sitcom is the feeling of live comedy.
- John Lithgow

I aspire to eventually be making my living by making movies.
- Richard King

There is not a right too long denied to which we do
not aspire in order to achieve;
there is not a wrong too long endured that we are not determined to abolish.
- Samuel Gompers

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

The depth of darkness to which you can descend and
still live is an exact measure of the height to which you can aspire to reach.
- Pliny the Elder

We'll look at the japanese launch as a model and aspire
to have things go as well as they did over there.
- Trip Hawkins

It is true that we aspire to our ancient land.
But what we want in that ancient land is a new blossoming of the Jewish spirit.
- Theodor Herzl

I didn't aspire to be a good sport; 'champion' was good enough for me.
- Fred Perry

The state and the church seldom approve of anything I do.
I don't need their approval.
I don't aspire to the heterosexual nuclear family model.
- Jasmine Guy

The obsession required to see a feature through from
concept to release is not a rational thing to do with
your brief time on this planet.
Nor is it something to which an intelligent person should aspire.
- Yahoo Serious

I don't want to flee, nor do I want to abandon the
battle of these farmers who live without any protection in the forest.
They have the sacrosanct right to aspire to a better
life on land where they can live and work with dignity
while respecting the environment.
- Dorothy Stang

We should all aspire in life to do a multitude of things well -
to be a great father,
to be a good husband, to be a good lover,
you know, to try to do things the best you can is very important to me.
- Matthew Modine

Evolutionary biologists are not content merely to explain
how variation occurs within limits,
however.
They aspire to answer a much broader question-which
is how complex organisms like birds,
and flowers, and human beings came into existence in the first place.
- Phillip E. Johnson

I'm as anxious as any viewer would be to see what Temple is going to do next.
All I know is that in the second half of the season,
he's going to have more sexual tension developing.
And it's a great cast - they're all Broadway actors except for me.
I aspire to that.
- Sean Patrick Thomas

Each one of us, and, indeed, all those who aspire to
national leadership must bring their own visions,
views and styles to the business of reforming Nigeria,
and the search for solutions.
- Ibrahim Babangida

The man form is higher than the angel form;
of all forms it is the highest.
Man is the highest being in creation,
because he aspires to freedom.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

If a man constantly aspires is he not elevated?
- Henry David Thoreau

He who aspires to paradise should learn to deal with people with kindness.
- Abu Bakr

To understand the heart and mind of a person,
look not at what he has already achieved,
but at what he aspires to.
- Khalil Gibran

The true aim of everyone who aspires to be a teacher should be,
not to impart his own opinions, but to kindle minds.
- Frederick William Robertson

Any work that aspires, however humbly,
to the condition of art should carry its justification in every line.
- Joseph Conrad

All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music.
- Walter Pater

Ambition aspires to descend.
- Pierre Corneille

Let's just say that I think any person who aspires,
presumes, or feels the calling to be an artist has
a built-in sense of duty.
- Patti Smith

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

There is a huge difference between journalism and advertising.
Journalism aspires to truth.
Advertising is regulated for truth.
I'll put the accuracy of the average ad in this country
up against the average news story any time.
- Jef I. Richards


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