My business is to teach my aspirations to confirm themselves to fact, not to try and make facts harmonize with my aspirations.
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
Realize what you really want. It stops you from chasing butterflies and puts you to work digging gold.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one's level of aspiration and expectation.
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.
Within our dreams and aspirations we find our opportunities.
Vision looks outward and becomes aspiration.
Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration,and inspiration.
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Normal is not something to aspire to, it's something to get away from.
Our aspirations are our possibilities.
The most absurd and reckless aspirations have sometimes led to extraordinary success.
To say the word Romanticism is to say modern art - that is, intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite, expressed by every means available to the arts.
Do not lose hold of your dreams or aspirations. For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live.
I have no aspirations of world domination through the pop charts. None at all.
I would like to run for the mayor of the city of Chicago. That has always been an aspiration of mine even when I was in the House of Representatives.
Democracy may have arisen in the West as the way of striving for the universal aspiration to dignity and freedom, but it isn't alien to the underlying concepts that infuse religion and moral philosophy everywhere.
An aspiration is a joy forever, a possession as solid as a landed estate.
God has never ceased to be the one true aim of all right human aspirations.
There must be something beyond man in this world. Even on attaining to his highest possibilities, he is like a bird beating against his cage. There is something beyond, O deathless like a sea-shell, moaning for the bosom of the ocean to which you belong!
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.
If Congress does its job in this regard, the residents of Puerto Rico will be empowered to act in their own self-interest and express their future political status aspirations accordingly.
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.
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