Quotes: aspiration

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  • James Allen
    James Allen
    British philosophical writer 1864-1912
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    You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration.
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    Henry Ward Beecher
    American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-1887
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    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.
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    Scottish writer and poet 1850-1895
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    An aspiration is a joy forever, a possession as solid as a landed estate.
    Source: Memories, Portraits, Essays and Records (2014)
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Commerce is of trivial import; love, faith, truth of character, the aspiration of man, these are sacred.
  • William Ellery Channing
    William Ellery Channing
    American Unitarian minister 1780-1842
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    Faith is love taking the form of aspiration.
  • Allan Bloom
    Allan Bloom
    American writer 1930-1992
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    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.
  • Queen Victoria
    Queen Victoria
    Queen of Great Britain 1819-1901
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    His purity was too great, his aspiration too high for this poor, miserable world! His great soul is now only enjoying that for which it was worthy!
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    American poet 1819-1892
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    I feel a kind of reverence for the first books of young authors. There is so much aspiration in them, so much audacious hope and trembling fear, so much of the heart's history, that all errors and shortcomings are for a while lost sight of in the amiable self assertion of youth.
  • Ban Kimoon
    Ban Kimoon
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    Migration is an expression of the human aspiration for dignity, safety and a better future. It is part of the social fabric, part of our very make-up as a human family.
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    Henry Ward Beecher
    American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-1887
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    Repentance is another name for aspiration.
  • Marguerite Duras
    Marguerite Duras
    French author and filmmaker 1914-
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    She represents the un-vowed aspiration of the male human being, his potential infidelity - and infidelity of a very special kind, which would lead him to the opposite of his wife, to the ''woman of wax'' whom he could model at will, make and unmake in any way he wished, even unto death.
  • Alfred N. Whitehead
    Alfred N. Whitehead
    English philosopher and mathematician 1861-1947
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    The concept is always clothed with emotion, that is to say, with hope, or with fear, or with hatred, or with eager aspiration.
    Source: Modes of thought (1938)
  • The difference between a child's aspiration and that family's situation, is the exact measurement of that family's frustrations.
  • Beeban Kidron
    Beeban Kidron
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    The film that changed my life is a 1951 film by Vittorio De Sica, 'Miracle in Milan.' It's a remarkable comment on slums, poverty and aspiration.
  • Anthony Robbins
    Anthony Robbins
    American author, entrepreneur, philanthropist and life coach 1960-
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    There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.
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