Aspire Sayings and Quotes

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


Aspire not to have more, but to be more.     

Oscar Romero

Always aspire to become the next you, not someone else.     

Prabal Gurung

You aspire to great things? Begin with the little ones.     

Saint Augustine

Don't aspire to make a living, aspire to make a difference.     

Denzel Washington

What we aspire to be is more than what we are yet less than what we are capable of.     

Don Williams

Those that aspire to raise their head above the crowd are most likely to have it shot off.     

Leif Herrgesell

Aspire greatly; anything less than a commitment to excellence becomes an acceptance of mediocrity.     

Brian Tracy

To never aspire to excellence means to never fully comprehend the amount of work required to achieve it.     

John Avery

Aspire higher to attain excellence in whatever you do. But be careful when you reach the peak, where the only way is the way downwards. Maintain your standard!     

Israelmore Ayivor

To aspire to be superhuman is a most discreditable admission that you lack the guts, the wit, the moderating judgment to be successfully and consummately human.     

Aldous Huxley

If you aspire to be a sparrow you will never be an eagle!     

Stephen Richards

I don't aspire to be a good man. I aspire to be a whole man.     

Carl Jung

To desire is to obtain; to aspire is to achieve.     

James Allen

Who aspires must down as low, As high he soar'd.     

John Milton

Aspire rather to be a hero than merely appear one.     

Baltasar Gracian

We do not aspire to communal life but to a life apart.     

Max Stirner

Aspire, break bounds. Endeavor to be good, and better still, best.     

Robert Browning

Aspire to be, and all that we are not God will give us credit for trying.     

Nannie Helen Burroughs

He who aspires to paradise should learn to deal with people with kindness.     

Abu Bakr

So if you aspire to be a good conversationalist, be an attentive listener.     

Dale Carnegie

Aspire to do better. Instead of being the leader of the group, be the little person.     

Jake M. Johnson

Most of us who aspire to be tops in our fields don't really consider the amount of work required to stay tops.     

Althea Gibson

Sincerely to aspire after virtue, is to gain her; and zealously to labour after her wages, is to receive them.     

Charles Caleb Colton

When you're a little weird, you aspire to be normal; when you're very weird, you aspire to be recognized for it.     

Neil Harbisson

You must never aspire to 'finish' a house, you can merely hope to start it, and from then on it's an evolutionary process.     

Stephen Bayley

What we earnestly aspire to be, that in some sense we are.      

Anna Jameson

To aspire for success you must first recognize the possibility of failure.      

Senora Roy

You can only aspire to what you see. That's why role modeling is important.     

Regina Agyare

We should aspire to become enthusiastic and noble.     

Atharva Veda

Aspire to live in peace, not in plenty.     

Sai Baba

We should not aspire for acclaim and praise from those around us, but do service only to secure the Grace of God and not for any other reward from any one.     

Sai Baba

What you aspire to on a sitcom is the feeling of live comedy.     

John Lithgow

Let us not aspire to four-year goals but rather forty-year goals.     

Michael Skolnik

You need not aspire for or get any new state. Get rid of your present thoughts, that is all.     

Ramana Maharshi

If you aspire to be a leader of your own country, you must speak your own language, for God's sake.     

Vladimir Putin

Aspire to be who you most admire.     

Deborah A. Carr

No matter what race or color you are, you can aspire to do something great.     

Laurie Hernandez

If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place.     

Marcus Tullius Cicero