Aspirations Quotes

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

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

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

DeForest Kelley

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

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

Michael Harrington

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

Margaret Fuller

My greatest aspiration was always to live in the tropics.

Manuel Puig

Selfishness is the only real atheism; aspiration, unselfishness, the only real religion.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

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

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

Theodor Adorno

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

Tran Duc Luong

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

Tom Courtenay

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

Joseph Conrad

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

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

Vision looks outward and becomes aspiration.

Stephen Samuel Wise

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

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

You cannot demonstrate an emotion or prove an aspiration.

John Morley

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

You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as you dominant aspiration.

James Allen

Your aspirations are your possibilities.

Samuel Johnson

When I was still a rather precocious young man, I already realized most vividly the futility of the hopes and aspirations that most men pursue throughout their lives.

Albert Einstein

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Updated On : November 20, 2013
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