104+ Best Aspiration Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Aspiration is something that you hope to achieve. Profoundly inspirational aspiration quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

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Famous Aspiration Quotes

A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires. — Marcus Aurelius

Hope is in some respects a thing more brilliant, more vivifying, than fruition. What we have looked forward to with eager and earnest aspiration is never in all respects equal to the picture we had formed of it. The very uncertainty enhances the enjoyment. — William Godwin

No matter if we’re in a contentious situation or simply engaging in an everyday interaction, we should aspire to have the strength to be kind always. If each of us shared this aspiration, we’d all be better off. — Daniel Lubetzky

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve gotten simpler – my level of aspiration has actually gone down and down. But my level of impact has gone up and up. — Marshall Goldsmith

I want to be a purpose-driven, purpose-led organization, and I want the organization to achieve this aspiration of being the undisputed leader in professional services. — Punit Renjen

Being green and clean is not just an aspiration but an action. — Christine Pelosi

My aspiration isn’t to be famous; it’s to design clothes. If that gets me attention at the end of the day, cool. — Sofia Richie

I think everybody, or the great majority of human beings, have this aspiration to become other: to live a different identity, at least for a while. — Mario Vargas Llosa

My motivation and aspiration is the same, being number one or being number five. So that’s the truth. And my goal is the same – it’s to always be happy playing, it’s to enjoy the game and improve always. — Rafael Nadal

I like my heroes to be imperfect; I like them to be striving. I identify with that kind of aspiration to do better. — Kelly Sue DeConnick

The designs of the paper euros, introduced in 2002, proclaim a utopian aspiration. Gone are the colorful bills of particular nations, featuring pictures of national heroes of statecraft, culture and the arts, pictures celebrating unique national narratives. With the euro, 16 nations have said goodbye to all that. — George Will

It’s not my aspiration to appear on a reality show. That’s the last thing I need in my life. — Carolina Herrera

When you talk about being exceptional, you do two things: You clearly answer the question ‘Who are you?’ which is your purpose. And you answer the second question, ‘Where are you going?’ which is your aspiration and how you’re going to get there. — Punit Renjen

What greater aspiration and challenge are there for a mother than the hope of raising a great son or daughter? — Rose Kennedy

My aspiration was always to be a fashion editor. — Nina Garcia

The idea that children are passive repositories to be shaped by their parents has been massively overstated. A child’s peer group is a far greater determinant of its development and achievements than parental aspiration. — Steven Pinker

My view is the core engine supporting India’s growth aspiration will be the financial sector, which will have to get more efficient. — Uday Kotak

The t-shirts that declare ‘Girls Rule the World’ offer an empirical falsehood, but at least the aspiration is there. — Faith Salie

My biggest aspiration is to inspire people to do good. I believe that our wish for a harmonious world begins and ends with doing good. To inspire and empower people to focus on goodness, I wrote a new book called ‘Activate Your Goodness: Transforming the World through Doing Good.’ — Shari Arison

There just doesn’t seem to be a market for something with aspiration anymore. — Tom Courtenay

But in the back of my mind I’ve always looked to the biggest-scale Hollywood movies. Because to me the most satisfying experience is of watching a movie, if it’s done really well. And so that aspiration is always it for me, if I have the opportunity to do it. — Christopher Nolan

With Rajoy, there is a taboo topic, which is the aspiration of Catalonia to decide its future. — Carles Puigdemont

Glamour is an imaginative process that creates a specific emotional response: a sharp mixture of projection, longing, admiration, and aspiration. It evokes an audience’s hopes and dreams and makes them seem attainable, all the while maintaining enough distance to sustain the fantasy. — Virginia Postrel

Aspiration, it seems, is in danger of becoming the preserve of the wealthy. — Iain Duncan Smith

Israel’s highest aspiration may be to be a light among the nations, but it is also a normal nation, where regular people want to go about their business without a religious authority having a say. — Bari Weiss

Coaching is definitely on the aspiration list. — Kenny Smith

My aspiration is not to be loved. It is that my government be respected and credible. — Mario Monti

But the question we should ask ourselves is, who is the next visionary leader of America? How do we have the aspiration and inspire Americans to reach their highest level? We need a president that does so. — Tim Scott

All cities are impressive in their way, because they represent the aspiration of men to lead a common life; those people who wish to live agreeable lives, and in constant intercourse with one another, will build a city as beautiful as Paris. — Peter Ackroyd

By aiming for paradise, we lose sight of earth. Hope of a beyond and aspiration to an afterlife engender a sense of futility in the present. If the prospect of getting taken up to paradise generates joy, it is the mindless joy of a baby picked up from his crib. — Michel Onfray

‘Saw’ really came from that want, the aspiration to make a feature film on our own. — James Wan

Our goal is not to be the biggest. Our goal is to be the best. That is why the aspiration that I have picked is to be the undisputed leader in professional services, and I’m starting with intangible metrics. — Punit Renjen

At a certain point in their existential experience, the oppressed feel an irresistible attraction toward the oppressor and his way of life. Sharing this way of life becomes an overpowering aspiration. — Paulo Freire

Marriage, like love, is an aspiration. It’s a process. — Ruby Dee

I see myself doing Harry Potter films as long as I’m enjoying it and as long as they are going to challenge me as an actor. I want to be an actor – it’s my aspiration – so I want to do other films. I want to write something and I want to direct something! — Daniel Radcliffe

We have to always set an aspiration for ourselves and then strive to get there. — Chanda Kochhar

The Arab Spring is a true phenomenon. Embrace Arab Spring; embrace the aspiration for freedom of the people of Egypt, Syria, and Yemen. — Jamal Khashoggi

Happy is said to be the family which can eat onions together. They are, for the time being, separate, from the world, and have a harmony of aspiration. — Charles Dudley Warner

The specific is not exclusive: it lacks the aspiration to totality. — Theodor W. Adorno

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. — Rahm Emanuel

As a working musician, your first instinct is to try and do your job. It wasn’t always my aspiration to sing; I just wanted to be a great working musician. But then Flying Lotus suggested I try, and nothing has ever been the same since. — Thundercat

I’m in love with cities. I find them amazing, the quiet co-ordination of thousands of people, going about what we’re trying to do, and that organism of the city nurturing human aspiration, and the actual city fabric itself being a special thing rather than just infrastructure. — Thomas Heatherwick

To have his path made clear for him is the aspiration of every human being in our beclouded and tempestuous existence. — Joseph Conrad

I have no aspiration whatsoever to be the next great leading man. — DeForest Kelley

By high school, I had traded my oversized, thick glasses for contact lenses, but my eyesight was getting worse every year, smothering my childhood aspiration of becoming an astronaut or, at least, a pilot. — Pete Buttigieg

I have always had a sense of curiosity and aspiration. — Waris Ahluwalia

Creating a global platform for collaboration in education research and innovation has been the PISA initiative’s aspiration from its conception in the late 1990s. — Jose Angel Gurria

What we truly and earnestly aspire to be, that in some sense we are. The mere aspiration, by changing the frame of the mind, for the moment realizes itself. — Anna Jameson

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

My greatest aspiration was always to live in the tropics. — Manuel Puig

What is in the Constitution is the burning desire and aspiration of all the people of Vietnam. So for the moment, we don’t think about opposition parties. — Nong Duc Manh

You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as you dominant aspiration. — James Allen

Our aspiration is to be a holistic support system or lifestyle solution for people who are interested in being open and connected. — Miguel McKelvey

God is my witness that up to now, my only aspiration in life is to be a useful element within the army! I have for long been convinced that, to safeguard the country and give happiness to the people, it is necessary first of all to prove once more to the world that our army is still the old Turkish army. — Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Multi- polarisation has become an inevitable trend in the process of shaping a global political pattern and has been widely welcomed by the international community as it reflects the common interests and aspiration of the overwhelming majority of countries. — Li Peng

You have to have a big vision and take very small steps to get there. You have to be humble as you execute but visionary and gigantic in terms of your aspiration. In the Internet industry, it’s not about grand innovation, it’s about a lot of little innovations: every day, every week, every month, making something a little bit better. — Jason Calacanis

Speaking for the nation as a whole entails understanding and feeling the pain, as well as understanding the aspiration of the different cultural, social and political make-up of the nation. — David Blunkett

Poverty is not just about income: it’s about aspiration. It’s not just about giving people a couple of extra pounds a week, welcome though that is. — Theresa May

We need a sustainable system of student finance that promotes opportunity, encourages aspiration, increases social mobility and is governed by fairness. But all the Tories can offer is unsustainable, mounting debt, punishing students for wanting an education. And discouraging thousands of young people from climbing the ladder to a better life. — Angela Rayner

I say to my colleagues never confine your best work, your hopes, your dreams, the aspiration of the American people to what will be signed by George W. Bush because that is too limiting a factor. — Nancy Pelosi

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

Miami’s not anybody’s poor cousin. It’s an aspiration to live in this town, not something you have to do to promote yourself like some of the larger cities. — Iggy Pop

We have promised to support India in its international aspiration. We have agreed to set up a working group on technology. — Viktor Orban

We’ve created rules and taxes on top of every aspiration of people, and the net result is we’re not growing fast, income is not growing. — Jeb Bush

This is the first aspiration of countries: we are the landlords in our countries so that they remain free, and we can live in security. — Marine Le Pen

I don’t think I had the aspiration to be a star growing up. I loved Madonna and Bette Midler, and I had my karaoke machine and would sing their songs. — Mandy Moore

We must not, however, be like the leaders of the great romantic revolt who, in their eagerness to get rid of the husk of convention, disregarded also the humane aspiration. — Irving Babbitt

I have no political aspiration. — Prabhas

I stand on the shoulders of countless people, yet there is one extraordinary person who is my life aspiration. That person is my mother, Celina Sotomayor. — Sonia Sotomayor

We should all expect to be able to die with comfort, dignity and love. Our society does not lack the wealth to realise this aspiration, but the willpower. — Owen Jones

Although, at times, soccer is a challenge to mind, body, and spirit, fundamentally, the progression of the U.S. women’s game and those who play it reflects a distinctively American culture, rooted in our struggle, shared aspiration, hard work and self-determination. — Ali Krieger

My primary ambition is to be a fiction writer… Being a critic wasn’t an aspiration of mine. — Walter Kirn

Imagine the privilege the Lord has given us of sustaining His prophet, whose counsel will be untainted, unvarnished, unmotivated by any personal aspiration, and utterly true! — Russell M. Nelson

The wish to pass something on to your children is about the most basic, human and natural aspiration there is. — George Osborne

Apple excels at taking existing concepts – computers, MP3 players, conceit – and carefully streamlining them into glistening ergonomic chunks of concentrated aspiration. — Charlie Brooker

The difference between a child’s aspiration and that family’s situation, is the exact measurement of that family’s frustrations. — Benjamin Todd Jealous

The film that changed my life is a 1951 film by Vittorio De Sica, ‘Miracle in Milan.’ It’s a remarkable comment on slums, poverty and aspiration. — Beeban Kidron

Barack Obama’s historic 2008 presidential campaign touched on all the themes I have covered throughout my career and all of the layers of meaning that run through black politics. Ambition. Aspiration. Fear. Folly. It was all on display as Obama boarded the roller coaster that ultimately led to the White House. — Gwen Ifill

Man tells his aspiration in his God; but in his demon he shows his depth of experience. — Margaret Fuller

India is the meeting place of the religions and among these Hinduism alone is by itself a vast and complex thing, not so much a religion as a great diversified and yet subtly unified mass of spiritual thought, realization and aspiration. — Sri Aurobindo

With digital space, the content has become accessible for the audience. So, they feel more connected to you as you are more accessible to them. The kind of adulation actors get today is very different from the kind of adulation you had for a star which came from aspiration rather than relatability. — Rasika Dugal

Millions upon millions of people came here full of hope and aspiration to this extraordinary land of liberty and opportunity, and helped build the United States. So the Atlantic Ocean was absolutely critical to the story of America. — Simon Winchester

Our aspiration must be to reform, upgrade and enlarge our education system – and to make it relevant to 21st century realities of the digital economy, genomics, robotics and automation. — Ram Nath Kovind

As much as I hate his movies, Oliver Stone has an aspiration I admire, and that is that he wants his art to be part of what makes and changes public policy and cultural practice. — Tony Kushner

The Catholic Church is an enormous footprint in Chicago, doing a lot of good. That aspiration is felt by a lot of people – that the church succeed – because it will be good for society. — Blase J. Cupich

Being the person who gets to make a movie about Wonder Woman, of course, I take that incredibly seriously. I am a huge Wonder Woman fan, and the aspiration comes totally naturally to me. — Patty Jenkins

For too many years, we, as a country, have suffered from a poverty of aspiration. — Anand Mahindra

The power of a person derives not from the office he occupies but from a clear sense of direction and aspiration and from a willingness to struggle for his ways and beliefs. — Ariel Sharon

Our intention and aspiration is to continue building out thematic information about every subject – basemaps, imagery, demographics, landscape data, etc. – so anyone can use it to access thousands of authoritative maps. — Jack Dangermond

I think Oprah who is the height of aspiration and inspiration recognizes something in me that is germane. — Rosie O’Donnell

Some actors don’t mind it. Those who are pretty. They think it’s nice to be looked at because they are nice to look at. I appreciate that. I’m very happy to salute that aspiration. But I don’t like the way I look so I don’t like being photographed. I become defensive. — Richard Griffiths

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. — Charles Baudelaire

To have no heroes is to have no aspiration, to live on the momentum of the past, to be thrown back upon routine, sensuality, and the narrow self. — Charles Horton Cooley

Everyone loses touch with their aspiration, and we need the heart to return to what we really care about. All of this is based on developing greater lovingkindness and compassion. — Sharon Salzberg

You cannot demonstrate an emotion or prove an aspiration. — John Morley

The notion of law enforcement as professional, not political, began developing as an aspiration and an ethos even while, in practice, the FBI was the personal fiefdom of J. Edgar Hoover. — Benjamin Wittes

Faith is love taking the form of aspiration. — William Ellery Channing

My aspiration is that M&M become one of the most customer-centric organizations in the world. If we focus on understanding our customers, we will be able to develop customer-centric innovations. — Anand Mahindra

When I was a young child, professional aspiration was synonymous to me with the clatter of my mother’s high-heeled boots as she went off to teach each 1970s weekday morning, carrying her graded blue books under her arm. — Alissa Quart

At the beginning of the new century, it is the common aspiration of the peoples of the two countries to deepen mutual understanding, enhance trust, develop friendship and strengthen cooperation. — Li Peng

Implementing universal suffrage for the 2017 election is a big step forward along our road to democracy. This is not only a solemn commitment of the central authorities to Hong Kong but also the aspiration shared by seven million Hong Kong people. — Carrie Lam

To operate with the aspiration of color-blindness in a country whose central operating mechanism for centuries has been race belies the logic of race-neutral public policy. Public policy must account for the historic and intentional pillaging of resources experienced by black Americans. — Clint Smith

You cannot escape the results of your thoughts. Whatever your present environment may be, you will fall, remain or rise with your thoughts, your vision, your ideal. You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration. — James Lane Allen

Peace is a very poor aspiration. Unfortunately, even so-call spiritual leaders are going about saying that the ultimate goal of life is to find peace. Peace is a fundamental requirement. Why are you making it as the last thing in your life? It must be the first thing that happens to you. — Jaggi Vasudev