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Published on February 28th, 2010 | by Yellow Magpie


Quotes On Aspiration: Words On Endeavour

Here is a choice selection of quotes on aspiration.

Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputation and social standing, never can bring about a reform. Those who are really in earnest must be willing to be anything or nothing in the world’s estimation, and publicly and privately, in season and out, avow their sympathy with despised and persecuted and their advocates, and bear the consequences.’

Theodore H. White

What does labour want? We want more schoolhouses and less jails; more books and less arsenals; more learning and less voice; more leisure and less greed; more justice and less revenge; in fact, more of the opportunities to cultivate our better natures, to make manhood more noble, womanhood more beautiful, and childhood more happy and bright.’

Samuel Gompers

Perfection is for the Gods. The most we can hope for is excellence.’


One of the most beautiful gifts in the world is the gift of encouragement. When someone encourages you, that person helps you over a threshold you might otherwise never have crossed on your own.’

John O’Donoghue

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.’


Democracy is only a dream: it should be put in the same category as Arcadia, Santa Claus, and Heaven.’

H.L. Mencken

A man’s dreams are an index to his greatness.’

Zadok Rabinowitz

In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can’t build up my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death.’

Anne Frank

‘The liberals have not softened their view of actuality to make themselves live closer to the dream, but instead sharpen their perceptions and fight to make the dream actuality or give up the battle in despair.’

Margaret Mead

‘Whatever is at the centre of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.’

Stephen Covey

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