Aspirations Quotes

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Moffat Machingura
“Confidently step into the future,
knowing that God has got you this far
as a promise that He is able to get you
beyond.”
Moffat Machingura, Life Capsules

“If you hold a candle close to you, its flame rises. And if you hold it away from you, its flame shrinks. The same way you hold a candle close to you, keep all your plans, aspirations, projects, and dreams close to you too. Do not share your plans or goals until you complete them, because as you hold your candle away from you, your goals can shrink from the envious eyes of others. Animosity, jealousy and resentment can put out your flame before it grows.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Moffat Machingura
“If every day you are not paying the
price to make your dreams come true,
then your everyday is a price that you
are paying to stop your dreams
coming true.”
Moffat Machingura, Life Capsules

Guy de Maupassant
“I reason everything out, and usually analyze my tastes too well to succumb to them blindly. And that's my chief defect, the real cause of my weakness. But this woman has taken possession of me in spite of myself, in spite of my fear and my knowledge of her; and she possesses me as if she had plucked out, one after the other, my every last aspiration.”
Guy de Maupassant, Alien Hearts

Vishwas Chavan
“Cleanliness is a freedom movement for an aspiring Nation. Culture of cleanliness will influence the heygine, health, asthetics and natural setting of the nation, which is a new age currency of a country.”
Vishwas Chavan

Amaka Imani Nkosazana
“In a world where things are moving so fast, don't get lost in the midst of it all. Figure out what's more important to you and proceed with confidence. I know it gets a bit hectic at times and almost seems impossible. But, you can get there, even if you must pause along the way. Just don't come to a complete stop.”
Amaka Imani Nkosazana, Sweet Destiny

“The number of ways you can live in one lifetime is limitless. So why limit yourself?”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“You were born with your head in the clouds,
your future wide open,
feeling almost weightless. Almost.

Kudoclasm.

You had dreams even before you had memories:
a cloud of fantasies and ambitions
of secret plans and hidden potential,
visions of who you are,
and what your life will be.

They keep your spirits high,
floating somewhere above your life,
where the world looks faintly hypothetical,
almost translucent.

But every time you reach for the sky
and come away with nothing,
you start to wonder what’s holding them up.
“Surely it would have happened by now?!”

You feel time starting to slip,
pulling you back down to earth.
even as you tell yourself,
don’t look down.

You don’t have the luxury of floating through life,
because you may not have the time.
The future is already rushing toward you,
and it’s not as far away as you think.

It feels like your life is flashing before your eyes,
but it’s actually just the opposite:
you’re thinking forward, to everything you still haven’t done,
the places you had intended to visit,
the life goals you’d eventually get around to,
some day in the future.

You start dropping your delusions one by one,
like tossing ballast overboard.
And soon the fog lifts,
and everything becomes clear—
right until the moment your feet touch the ground.

And there it is, “the real world.”
As if you’ve finally grown up, steeped in reality,
your eyes adjusting to the darkness,
seeing the world for what it is.
But in truth, you don’t belong there.
We dream to survive—
no more optional than breathing.
Maybe “the real world” is just another fantasy,
something heavy to push back against,
and launch ourselves still higher.

We’re all afraid to let go,
of falling into a bottomless future.
But maybe we belong in the air,
tumbling in the wind.
Maybe it’s only when you dive in
that you pick up enough speed
to shape the flow of reality,
and choose your own course,
flying not too high, and not too low,
but gliding from one to the other
in long playful loops.

To dream big,
and bounce ideas against the world
and rise again.

Moving so fast,
you can’t tell where the dream ends
and where the world begins.”
The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

T.F. Hodge
“Be willing for purpose; it pays huge returns on investment. And along the journey, those who dis your willing sacrifice(s) will ponder their own foolishness.”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

Amaka Imani Nkosazana
“Your aspirations are deeply influenced by your inspirations. Don't produce bad situations due to a lack of creative ambitions.”
Amaka Imani Nkosazana, Sweet Destiny

T.F. Hodge
“Selfish Dreamscapes
If you have a dream, as you should, relish in being selfish about building every passionate aspect of it. The crowd of spectators and consumers will still be exactly where you left them... gossiping about everybody else's dream but their own.”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

T.F. Hodge
“Speak blessings, and write wishes. ~T.F. Hodge”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

Debasish Mridha
“You don't need to be a great singer to sing, but you have to practice singing to be a great singer.”
Debasish Mridha

Rasheed Ogunlaru
“Don't expect others to hand success to you. Create it - with heart, energy and enterprise - and you'll make it come true”
Rasheed Ogunlaru

Eric C. Sinoway
“You cannot pursue all your goals simultaneously or satisfy all your desires at once. And it's an emotional drain to think you can. Instead, you must focus on long-term fulfillment rather than short-term success and, at various points in your life, think carefully about your priorities.”
Eric C. Sinoway

Ryan Lilly
“The opportunity cost of an unlived dream is not only that dream, but also the dreams the dream was meant to inspire.”
Ryan Lilly

“Here we go then," Dad says. "Motoring towards our dreams, Bridge."
"You shouldn't follow dreams," Grandma announces.
"Why?" I ask her.
"Because it's a road paved with disappointments, that's why. People should get on with what they've blinking well got at home."
"You can't tell people what their dreams are meant to be."
"I can. But they never listen, do they?”
Joanna Campbell

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Aspirations forms the plot of success.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Steven Redhead
“Get in touch with your inner most desire and aspirations, then utilise the power of your heart to create a life of bliss.”
Steven Redhead, Unleash The Power of Your Heart and Mind

Israelmore Ayivor
“A team's inspiration comes from individuals' aspirations. The combined quality of individual passions makes a team's impact to excel. When you are in a team, play a part!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Sasha Grey
“[What do you want to be when you grow up?] "A wrecker of civilizaton”
Sasha Grey

Rasheed Ogunlaru
“Just like the cast of a great movie and the career of great athletes few success stories are a one man show. Build your team and grow.”
Rasheed Ogunlaru

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The hallmark of great dreams is not their possibility but their impossibility, and the fact that it is the very notion of the ‘impossible’ that inspires us to go and accomplish them anyway.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Scott Hastie
“Once spun,
The silken thread of all our aspirations
Remains intact,
It can never be broken.”
Scott Hastie

James MacDonald
“What you hope for determines what you live for. What you hope for determines WHO you live for. Hope misplaced can devastate you.”
James MacDonald

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If I were to be brutally honest with myself, how often is my journey actually a path designed to circumvent my journey?”
Craig D. Lounsbrough, An Intimate Collision: Encounters with Life and Jesus

John Howard Griffin
“The author meets an African-American who observes that his fellows who begin with aspirations to a good education, solid career, and the raising of a family slowly lose that incentive. Even those who have a college education, he observes, need to take menial jobs and begin to look for excitement in less productive places.”
John Howard Griffin, Black Like Me

“Attitudes are like mirrors, they reflect towards anyone that's looking.”
Karl Kloppenborg

B.B.  Taylor
“I may never be rich or famous but I've created a whole world, where anything I want is possible what more could anyone want to achieve?”
B.B. Taylor

K.A. Cross
“Any dream is possible as long as you believe”
K.A. Cross