Most popular aspiration quotes
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
Hitch your wagon to a star.
Not failure, but low aim, is crime.
Man can climb to the highest summits; but he cannot dwell there long.
If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it; Every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth.
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I cannot reach them: but I can look up, and see their beauty; believe in them, and follow where they lead.
Aspiration is the twin angel to inspiration. It unlocks the gates of joy.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your Vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your Ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
He who cherishes a beautiful vision, a lofty ideal in his heart, will one day realize it.
A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man by one which is lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other, ambition. Ambition is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.
The barriers are not erected which can say to aspiring talents and industry, "Thus far and no farther."
No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wing.
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, Or what's a heaven for?
Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood.
If a man is not rising upwards to be an angel, depend upon it, he is sinking downwards to be a devil.
To have his path made clear for him is the aspiration of every human being in our beclouded and tempestuous existence.
We never know how high we are Till we are called to rise; And then, if we are true to plan Our statures touch the skies.
Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
Every man, through fear, mugs his aspirations a dozen times a day.
What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for a worthwhile goal, a freely chosen task.
Just as a cautious businessman avoids tying up all his capital in one concern, so, perhaps, worldly wisdom will advise us not to look for the whole of our satisfaction from a single aspiration.
I drink the wine of aspiration and the drug of disillusion. Thus am I never dull.
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
Leaders talk about communicating a vision as an instrument of change, but I prefer the notion of communicating an aspiration. It's not just a picture of what could be; it is an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more.
Aim at Heaven and you will get earth 'thrown in': aim at earth and you get neither.
Every man is in some sort a failure to himself. No one ever reaches the heights to which he aspires.
A fierce unrest seethes at the core Of all existing things: It was the eager wish to soar That gave the gods their wings.
Yet some there be that by due steps aspire To lay their just hands on that golden key That opes the palace of eternity.
Wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.
Let the youthful soul look back on life with the question: what have you truly loved up to now, what has drawn your soul aloft, what has mastered it and at the same time blessed it?
The higher we soar, the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly.
Keep your feet on the ground and your thoughts at lofty heights.
We all run the risk of declining, if somebody does not rise to tell us that life is on the heights, and not in the cesspools.
He who bears in his heart a cathedral to be built is already victorious.
'Tis but a base ignoble mind That mounts no higher than a bird can soar.
An aspiration is a joy for ever, a possession as solid as a landed estate, a fortune which we can never exhaust and which gives us year by year a revenue of pleasurable activity.
Life's aspirations come in the guise of children.
Men may rise on stepping-stones Of their dead selves to higher things.
Always aspire higher than you can. For, however high you aspire, you will never arrive more than halfway up the cliff of your aspiration.
Associate reverently and as much as you can with your loftiest thoughts. Each thought that is welcomed and recorded is a nest egg, by the side of which more will be laid.
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor.
Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
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.
Faith is love taking the form of aspiration.
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.
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.
It takes a certain level of aspiration before one can take advantage of opportunities that are clearly offered.
Man tells his aspiration in his God; but in his demon he shows his depth of experience.
Selfishness is the only real atheism; aspiration, unselfishness, the only real religion.
The world's people all share the earnest aspiration to have peace, stability, justice and cooperation.
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.
Vision looks outward and becomes aspiration.
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.
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.
You cannot demonstrate an emotion or prove an aspiration.
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.
Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent.