Quotes by aspire

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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    It is hard to go beyond your public. If they are satisfied with cheap performance, you will not easily arrive at better. If they know what is good, and require it. you will aspire and burn until you achieve it. But from time to time, in history, men are born a whole age too soon.
  • Byron Dorgan
    Byron Dorgan
    American author, businessman 1942-
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    All of us aspire to give our children something more, leave a country to our children that is a better one, a stronger one, with better jobs and growth and opportunity.
  • Baltasar Gracián
    Baltasar Gracián
    Spanish Jesuit, writer and philosopher 1601-1658
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    Aspire rather to be a hero than merely appear one.
  • Billy Porter
    Billy Porter
    American actor and singer 1969-
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    Broadway! Broad-way! I don't aspire to the middle. I aspire to the tip-tip-top of it all.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Every other author may aspire to praise; the lexicographer can only hope to escape reproach, and even this negative recompense has been yet granted to very few.
  • Steve Martin
    Steve Martin
    American actor, comedian, writer, producer and musician 1945-
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    I believe entertainment can aspire to be art, and can become art, but if you set out to make art you're an idiot.
  • Campbell Brown
    Campbell Brown
    American journalist 1968-
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    It is unimaginable that anyone, right or left, can aspire to be president without having thought about this. Every candidate has the stage; the Republicans have used it to fuss unproductively over the Common Core. The Democrats have all but refused to speak.
  • Samuel Smiles
    Samuel Smiles
    Scottish writer 1812-1904
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    Man cannot aspire if he looked down; if he rise, he must look up.
  • Althea Gibson
    Althea Gibson
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    Most of us who aspire to be tops in our fields don't really consider the amount of work required to stay tops.
  • Bill Goldberg
    Bill Goldberg
    American professional wrestler and actor 1966-
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    My experience with video games is a far cry from 'WWE 2K17.' Did I ever aspire to be that character? Man, I just wanted to be a hero to kids. Whether it's a character in a video game, a movie or a TV series, it's an accolade that I'm greatly appreciative of.
  • Jodie Foster
    Jodie Foster
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    Normal is not something to aspire to, it's something to get away from.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    O how wretched is that poor man that hangs on princes favors! There is betwixt that smile we would aspire to, that sweet aspect of princes, and their ruin, more pangs and fears than wars or women have, and when he falls, he falls like Lucifer, never to hope again.
  • Barack Obama
    Barack Obama
    American politician 1961-
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    Our higher education system is one of the things that makes America exceptional. There's no place else that has the assets we do when it comes to higher education. People from all over the world aspire to come here and study here. And that is a good thing.
    Source: Speech, 04-12-2014
  • B. J. Novak
    B. J. Novak
    American actor, writer, comedian, and director 1979-
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    The most exciting thing I aspire to do is to write something new that I know is going to work, or perform something that I know is going to make people laugh.
  • James Allen
    James Allen
    British philosophical writer 1864-1912
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    To desire is to obtain; to aspire is to achieve.
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