Quotations on Aspirations

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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
(Keywords: Beauty, Aspirations, May)

To meet the expectations of the majority of our people, and to open up new vistas of economic opportunity so that the aspirations of Nigerians can stand a fair chance of being fulfilled in a lifetime, there must be a truly committed leadership in a democratic Nigeria.
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Keywords: Leadership, People, Opportunity, Aspirations, Being, Chance, Expectations, Majority, Open)

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
(Keywords: Life, Aspirations, Folk)

What we have to do is to find a solution that the interests of the national teams are respecting the interests of the clubs. And also the clubs they shall respect the interests and the aspirations of national teams.
- Sepp Blatter
(Keywords: Aspirations, Respect, Solution)

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
(Keywords: Humor, Truth, Aspirations, Limitations, Logic, Man)

In the globalized world that is ours, maybe we are moving towards a global village, but that global village brings in a lot of different people, a lot of different ideas, lots of different backgrounds, lots of different aspirations.
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Keywords: People, Ideas, Aspirations, World)

As a result of the World War and of a peace whose imperfections and risks are no longer denied by anyone, are we not even further away from the great aspirations and hopes for peace and fraternity than we were one or two decades ago?
- Hjalmar Branting
(Keywords: Peace, War, Aspirations, Result, World, World war)

America is not just a democracy, it represents a certain culture of competitive mobility and personality aspirations, politics is not merely a clash of interests, but a clash of dreams.
- David Brooks
(Keywords: Dreams, Politics, America, Aspirations, Culture, Democracy, Personality)

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
(Keywords: Thought, Aspirations, Nothing)

The scene changes but the aspirations of men of good will persist.
- Vannevar Bush
(Keywords: Men, Aspirations, Will)

We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.
- Cesar Chavez
(Keywords: Progress, Achievement, Aspirations, Community, Forget, Needs, Prosperity)

If we have reason to believe someone is preparing an attack against the U.S., has developed that capability, harbours those aspirations, then I think the U.S. is justified in dealing with that, if necessary, by military force.
- Dick Cheney
(Keywords: Aspirations, Force, Military, Reason)

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
(Keywords: People, Growth, Thoughts, Aspirations, Constitution, Jobs, Nothing)

Every man, through fear, mugs his aspirations a dozen times a day.
- Brendan Francis
(Keywords: Fear, Aspirations, Day, Man)

You win the presidency by connecting with the American people's gut insecurities and aspirations. You win with a concept.
- Thomas Friedman
(Keywords: People, American, Aspirations, Presidency)

The hallmark of our age is the tension between aspirations and sluggish institutions.
- John W. Gardner
(Keywords: Age, Aspirations, Tension)

I have no aspirations of world domination through the pop charts. None at all.
- Anne Hathaway
(Keywords: Aspirations, World)

So there clearly is a sense in which the Labour Party here, certainly at State level is reaching out and connecting with people and reflecting the aspirations and needs of, you know the mass of ordinary Australians.
- Patricia Hewitt
(Keywords: People, Aspirations, Needs, Party, Sense, State)

The influx of women into paid work and her increased power raise a woman's aspirations and hopes for equal treatment at home. Her lower wage and status at work and the threat of divorce reduce what she presses for and actually expects.
- Arlie Hochschild
(Keywords: Power, Women, Work, Home, Aspirations, Divorce, Treatment, Wage, Woman)

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
(Keywords: Aspirations, Capitalism, Literature, Socialism)

I would like to win the Pulitzer Prize. I would like to win the Nobel Prize. I would like to win a Tony award for the Broadway musical I'm now working on. Aside from these, my aspirations are modest ones.
- Evan Hunter
(Keywords: Aspirations, Now)

We have lost that which has made us great over the generations, and that is the sense of individual and personal responsibility that we can come up, we can pursue our dreams and our aspirations and we won't be blocked by government regulation, by the inability to get a loan as a small business to make our dreams come true.
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Keywords: Business, Dreams, Government, Aspirations, Generations, Responsibility, Sense)

My business is to teach my aspirations to confirm themselves to fact, not to try and make facts harmonize with my aspirations.
- Thomas Huxley
(Keywords: Business, Aspirations, Fact, Facts)

It is the lot of man to share in the deeper aspirations of the universe around him and to share his own destiny as well as that of the universe, now by adjusting himself to its forces, now by putting the whole of his energy to his own ends and purposes.
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Keywords: Aspirations, Destiny, Energy, Man, Now, Universe)

When you look at a city, it's like reading the hopes, aspirations and pride of everyone who built it.
- Hugh Newell Jacobsen
(Keywords: Aspirations, Pride, Reading)

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
(Keywords: Abundance, Aspirations, Beginning, Harvest, Spring)

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
(Keywords: Aspirations, Population)

The Council of Islamic Affairs is doing a great service to the world by promoting a greater understanding in America of the rich heritage of the Islamic peoples and their hopes and aspirations for the future.
- Aly Khan
(Keywords: America, Aspirations, Future, Service, Understanding, World)

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
(Keywords: Life, Aspirations, Democracy, Dignity, Rights, Human rights, Struggle)

We shall never achieve harmony with land, any more than we shall achieve absolute justice or liberty for people. In these higher aspirations, the important thing is not to achieve but to strive.
- Aldo Leopold
(Keywords: People, Aspirations, Harmony, Justice, Land, Liberty)

At that moment Mr. Clifford, quite unconscious that he and his most personal feelings and aspirations were subjects of discussion, was turning from the main road into the lower road.
- Joseph C. Lincoln
(Keywords: Feelings, Aspirations, Road, Unconscious)

The mechanical and social achievements of our day must not blind our eyes to the fact that, in all that relates to man, his nature and aspirations, we have added little or nothing to what has been so finely said by the great men of old.
- James Loeb
(Keywords: Men, Nature, Aspirations, Blind, Day, Eyes, Fact, Man, Nothing, Old)

China will soon emit more greenhouse gases than America, but its regime knows if it caps aspirations there will be a revolution.
- James Lovelock
(Keywords: America, Aspirations, Revolution, Will)

Every little kid that steps on the court or the field has aspirations to go pro. I think being a pro basketball player is the best job. The thing I had to realize was that I can't do every dream that I have.
- Brian McKnight
(Keywords: Dream, Aspirations, Basketball, Being, Court, Job)

Ideally, advertising aims at the goal of a programmed harmony among all human impulses and aspirations and endeavors. Using handicraft methods, it stretches out toward the ultimate electronic goal of a collective consciousness.
- Marshall McLuhan
(Keywords: Goal, Advertising, Aspirations, Consciousness, Harmony, Impulses)

In order to fully realise our aspirations, we must create in the masses of the people the sense of sacrifice and responsibility that has been the characteristic of the anarchist movement throughout its historic development in Spain.
- Frederica Montseny
(Keywords: Sacrifice, People, Development, Aspirations, Order, Responsibility, Sense, Spain)

The young have aspirations that never come to pass, the old have reminiscences of what never happened.
- Hector Hugh Munro
(Keywords: Aspirations, Old)

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
(Keywords: People, Aspirations, Community, Support)

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
(Keywords: Aspirations, Parents, School, University)

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
(Keywords: Music, Aspirations, Friends)

The powers, aspirations, and mission of man are such as to raise the study of his origin and nature, inevitably and by the very necessity of the case, from the mere physiological to the psychological stage of scientific operations.
- Richard Owen
(Keywords: Nature, Aspirations, Man, Mission, Necessity, Study)

I started to shortcircuit because I had high aspirations for the film. I never told anybody that.
- Mickey Rourke
(Keywords: Aspirations, Film)

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
(Keywords: Aspirations, Children, Needs, Parents, Poor)

A man's face as a rule says more, and more interesting things, than his mouth, for it is a compendium of everything his mouth will ever say, in that it is the monogram of all this man's thoughts and aspirations.
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Keywords: Thoughts, Aspirations, Man, Will)

The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.
- Adam Smith
(Keywords: Aspirations, Poor, Poverty, Tragedy)

Don't let young people tell you their aspirations; when they drop them they will drop you.
- Logan Pearsall Smith
(Keywords: People, Aspirations, Will)

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
(Keywords: Aspirations, Ideals, Logic)

Keep high aspirations, moderate expectations, and small needs.
- William Howard Stein
(Keywords: Aspirations, Expectations, Needs)

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
(Keywords: Poetry, Bible, Aspirations, Needs)

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
(Keywords: Music, Aspirations, Friends, Instinct)



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