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Quotes About Aspiration

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Rabindranath Tagore
“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”
Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds

C.S. Lewis
“A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.”
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

Terry Pratchett
“If you trust in yourself. . .and believe in your dreams. . .and follow your star. . . you'll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren't so lazy.”
Terry Pratchett, The Wee Free Men

Jarod Kintz
“I want to be the kind of person that kind people like and want to be like.”
Jarod Kintz, At even one penny, this book would be overpriced. In fact, free is too expensive, because you'd still waste time by reading it.

Kahlil Gibran
“To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.”
Kahlil Gibran, The Madman

Rabindranath Tagore
“Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.”
Rabindranath Tagore

Alex Flinn
“Every girl pretends she is a princess at one point, no matter how little her life is like that.”
Alex Flinn, Beastly

Robert Browning
“Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp,
Or what's a heaven for?”
Robert Browning, Men and Women and Other Poems

Jane Austen
“She hoped to be wise and reasonable in time; but alas! Alas! She must confess to herself that she was not wise yet.”
Jane Austen, Persuasion

John F. Kennedy
“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.

[Address at Rice University, September 12 1962]
John F. Kennedy

Jaachynma N.E. Agu
“Don't blow off another's candle for it won't make yours shine brighter.”
Jaachynma N.E. Agu, The Prince and the Pauper

Jaachynma N.E. Agu
“Don't set your goals by what other people deem important.”
Jaachynma N.E. Agu, The Prince and the Pauper

Terry Lander
“I’m not aspiring to be someone else – If I’m me for the rest of my life then so be it”
Terry Lander, Life Through the Eyes of an Insider: 101 Poems to Help You Understand Life Better

Richard Matheson
“We've forgotten much. How to struggle, how to rise to dizzy heights and sink to unparalleled depths. We no longer aspire to anything. Even the finer shades of despair are lost to us. We've ceased to be runners. We plod from structure to conveyance to employment and back again. We live within the boundaries that science has determined for us. The measuring stick is short and sweet. The full gamut of life is a brief, shadowy continuum that runs from gray to more gray. The rainbow is bleached. We hardly know how to doubt anymore. (“The Thing”)”
Richard Matheson, Collected Stories, Vol. 1

Mike  Norton
“Dreams are what guide us, art is what defines us, math is what makes it all possible, and love is what lights our way.”
Mike Norton

Jarod Kintz
“My name is a half an hour early, but my body is on time.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“The heights charm us, but the steps do not; with the mountain in our view we love to walk the plains.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Jaachynma N.E. Agu
“Be a King. Dare to be Different, dare to manifest your greatness.”
Jaachynma N.E. Agu, The Prince and the Pauper

Jaachynma N.E. Agu
“Don't die without fulfilling your purpose.”
Jaachynma N.E. Agu, The Prince and the Pauper

Harper Lee
“In other words, all I want to be is the Jane Austen of south Alabama”
Harper Lee

Mike  Norton
“The true measure of a man is not what he dreams, but what he aspires to be; a dream is nothing without action. Whether one fails or succeeds is irrelevant; all that matters is that there was motion in his life. That alone affects the world.”
Mike Norton, White Mountain

Jaachynma N.E. Agu
“Men love women who are courageous for it means they can go all the way with him in his pursuit of his good dreams and intentions.”
Jaachynma N.E. Agu

Clarice Lispector
“What I want is to live of that initial and primordial something that was what made some things reach the point of aspiring to be human.”
Clarice Lispector, The Passion According to G.H.

Beryl Markham
“We swung over the hills and over the town and back again, and I saw how a man can be master of a craft, and how a craft can be master of an element. I saw the alchemy of perspective reduce my world, and all my other life, to grains in a cup. I learned to watch, to put my trust in other hands than mine. And I learned to wander. I learned what every dreaming child needs to know -- that no horizon is so far that you cannot get above it or beyond it.”
Beryl Markham, West with the Night

Jaachynma N.E. Agu
“An intelligent woman is a goldmine! She has the ability to learn, reason and understand things better and faster than her contemporaries. She is competent, alert and can reason out stuffs easily.”
Jaachynma N.E. Agu

Jaachynma N.E. Agu
“An average man is egoistic, proud and has strong self esteem. They always require partners who massage their ego not those who will drag their ego to the mud.”
Jaachynma N.E. Agu

Robert G. Ingersoll
“When the great ship containing the hopes and aspirations of the world, when the great ship freighted with mankind goes down in the night of death, chaos and disaster, I am willing to go down with the ship. I will not be guilty of the ineffable meanness of paddling away in some orthodox canoe. I will go down with the ship, with those who love me, and with those whom I have loved. If there is a God who will damn his children forever, I would rather go to hell than to go to heaven and keep the society of such an infamous tyrant. I make my choice now. I despise that doctrine. It has covered the cheeks of this world with tears. It has polluted the hearts of children, and poisoned the imaginations of men. It has been a constant pain, a perpetual terror to every good man and woman and child. It has filled the good with horror and with fear; but it has had no effect upon the infamous and base. It has wrung the hearts of the tender; it has furrowed the cheeks of the good. This doctrine never should be preached again. What right have you, sir, Mr. clergyman, you, minister of the gospel, to stand at the portals of the tomb, at the vestibule of eternity, and fill the future with horror and with fear? I do not believe this doctrine: neither do you. If you did, you could not sleep one moment. Any man who believes it, and has within his breast a decent, throbbing heart, will go insane. A man who believes that doctrine and does not go insane has the heart of a snake and the conscience of a hyena.”
Robert G. Ingersoll, The Liberty of Man, Woman and Child

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