Aspiration Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old aspiration quotes, aspiration sayings, and aspiration proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Success comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration, and inspiration!     

Evan Esar

Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.     

John Updike

If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires.     

Malcolm Gladwell

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.     

Henry David Thoreau

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.     

Henry David Thoreau

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.     

John Barrymore

An aspirational diet will have you dreaming of success; but it's the attachment of expectations and tangible goals that feeds the desire, persistence, and fortitude required to make the win.     

Lorii Myers

A person who aims at nothing is sure to hit it.     


Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.     

C. S. Lewis

Aim higher in case you fall short.     

Suzanne Collins

Aspirations forms the plot of success.     

Michael Bassey Johnson

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

If you can dream it, you can do it.     

Walt Disney

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

Michael Harrington

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

Luc De Clapiers

Within our dreams and aspirations we find our opportunities.     

Sugar Ray Leonard

Our aspirations are our possibilities.     

Samuel Johnson

To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.     

Anatole France

To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.     

Khalil Gibran

The young have aspirations that never come to pass, the old have reminiscences of what never happened.     

Hector Hugh Munro

If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it; Every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Don't let young people tell you their aspirations; when they drop them they will drop you.     

Logan Pearsall Smith

In the long run men only hit what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.     

Henry David Thoreau

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

When aspirations are perceived to be achievable, ambition and drive can erase excuses.     

Lorii Myers

Dream your dreams with open eyes and make them come true.     

T. E. Lawrence

You'll become that devil overnight, if you want to become that celebrity overnight.     

Michael Bassey Johnson

Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one's level of aspiration and expectation.     

Jack Nicklaus

If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always had. No one rises to low expectations.     


Aspiration, it seems, is in danger of becoming the preserve of the wealthy.     

Iain Duncan Smith

If you can imagine it, you can create it. If you dream it, you can become it.     

William Arthur Ward

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

Goals are dreams with deadlines.     

Diana Scharf Hunt

An aspiration is a joy forever, a possession as solid as a landed estate, a fortune which we can never exhaust and which gives us year by year a revenue of pleasurable activity.     

Robert Louis Stevenson

Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.     

Albert Einstein

It is important to dream big. What we imagine, we become, we achieve. Even if we don ́t go the yonder, we will reach way much farther than where we currently stand.     

Tina Sequeira

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

James Allen