Quotes: aspirations

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  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    Arthur Schopenhauer
    German philosopher 1788-1860
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    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.
  • Logan Pearsall Smith
    Logan Pearsall Smith
    English writer 1865-1946
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    Don't let young people tell you their aspirations; when they drop them they will drop you.
  • Louisa May Alcott
    Louisa May Alcott
    American Author 1832-1888
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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.
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    American poet 1819-1892
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    How beautiful is youth! how bright it gleams with its illusions, aspirations, dreams! Book of Beginnings, Story without End, Each maid a heroine, and each man a friend!
  • Victor Borge
    Victor Borge
    Danish-American comedian, conductor, and pianist 1909-2000
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    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.
  • Marshall Mcluhan
    Marshall Mcluhan
    Canadian professor and philosopher 1911-1980
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    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.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    It is a very high goal which, with our weak powers, we can reach only very inadequately, but which gives a sure foundation to our aspirations and valuations.
  • Robert Southey
    Robert Southey
    British writer 1774-1843
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    It is not for man to rest in absolute contentment. He is born to hopes and aspirations as the sparks fly upward, unless he has brutalized his nature and quenched the spirit of immortality which is his portion.
  • Robert Browning
    Robert Browning
    English poet 1812-1889
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    Our aspirations are our possibilities.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    The highest principles for our aspirations and judgments are given to us in the Jewish-Christian religious tradition.
  • Vauvenargues
    Vauvenargues
    French philosopher 1715-1747
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    The most absurd and reckless aspirations have sometimes led to extraordinary success.
  • Malcolm Muggeridge
    Malcolm Muggeridge
    British Broadcaster 1903-1990
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    The most terrible thing about materialism, even more terrible than its proneness to violence, is its boredom, from which sex, alcohol, drugs, all devices for putting out the accusing light of reason and suppressing the unrealizable aspirations of love, offer a prospect of deliverance.
  • Adam Smith
    Adam Smith
    Scottish Economist 1723-1790
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    The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.

  • Saki
    Saki
    British writer, pen name of Hugh Munro 1870-1916
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    The young have aspirations that never come to pass, the old have reminiscences of what never happened.
  • W. Winwood Reade
    W. Winwood Reade
    British historian, explorer, and philosopher 1838-1875
    W. Winwood Reade
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    We live between two worlds; we soar in the atmosphere; we creep upon the soil; we have the aspirations of creators and the propensities of quadrupeds. There can be but one explanation of this fact. We are passing from the animal into a higher form, and the drama of this planet is in its second act.
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