Quotes about Aspirations

The young have aspirations that never come to pass, the old have reminiscences of what never happened. Saki (H H Munro)

Keep high aspirations, moderate expectations, and small needs. William Howard Stein

It takes a certain level of aspiration before one can take advantage of opportunities that are clearly offered. Michael Harrington

Don’t let young people tell you their aspirations; when they drop them they will drop you. Logan Pearsall Smith

The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations. Adam Smith

Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise – specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine. Allan Bloom

Aspirations can cure headaches. Robert Half

Repentance is another name for aspiration. Henry Ward Beecher

An aspiration is a joy for ever, a possession as solid as a landed estate. Robert Louis Stevenson

A leader’s role is to raise people’s aspirations for what they can become and to release their energies so they will try to get there. David R Gergen

The most absurd and reckless aspirations have sometimes led to extraordinary success. Marquis de Vauvenargues

Our aspirations are our possibilities. Samuel Johnson

The scene changes but the aspirations of men of good will persist. Vannevar Bush