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Definition to hope to be successful — especially in a career
  • The true aim of everyone who aspires to be a teacher should be, not to impart his own opinions, but to kindle minds.
    Frederick William Robertson
  • As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life - so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls.
    M. Cartmill
  • If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place.
  • To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do.
    Kahlil Gibran
  • Yet I do not aspire to being very wise, for I have noticed that the happiest people are those who do not let their brains oppress them.
    Baum, L. Frank  --  The Emerald City of Oz
  • Be well assured, I aspire to more than gratitude
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Man in the Iron Mask
  • Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself.
    Elie Wiesel
  • To aspire unto the crown and reign as king.
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Henry VI, Part 3
  • All our family did not aspire as high as royalty.
    Cooper, James Fenimore  --  Autobiography of a Pocket-Handkerchief
  • Oh, I have done a little sailoring myself—as much as a woman can aspire to, you know.
    Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan  --  Beyond the City
  • I've longed so to sing in the Sunday-school choir, as Diana does, but I feared it was an honor I could never aspire to.
    Montgomery, Lucy Maud  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • Jesse Ferrenby, the man who in college had borne off the crown that he had aspired to.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • Helene, their daughter, is nineteen now Short-haired, petite, an aspiring violinist.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • His voice aspired to sternness and crumbled into be-seechment.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • Lust is but a bloody fire, Kindled with unchaste desire, Fed in heart, whose flames aspire, As thoughts do blow them, higher and higher.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • This match, to which you have the presumption to aspire, can never take place.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • Jaime watched from the foot of the table, thinking of all those lords who aspired to a seat on the king's small council.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • Maria Jane was just nineteen years old, an art major and aspiring painter at North Carolina State in Raleigh.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • Oh, high aspiring, rainbowed jet!
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Think of the great poetry, the music and dance and ritual that spring forth from our aspiring to a life beyond death.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise

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