Quotes: Ambition, Striving, Aspiration

(driving to succeed; a get-ahead ache)

1. A description of someone who has an earnest desire for some type of achievement or distinction; such as, power, honor, fame, or wealth, and the willingness to strive for its attainment.
2. In a manner showing the desire for personal advancement and may suggest equally a praiseworthy desire.
aspiration (s) (noun), aspirations (pl)
1. A strong desire, longing, or aim; an ambition: Mary's studies indicate her intellectual aspirations.
2. A goal or objective desired: The sixteen-year old girl has had aspirations to be a professional golfer ever since she was four-years old.
An ambition or strong wish or desire.
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1. Exerting oneself vigorously; trying hard: Henry's science teacher was striving to make himself understood by his students.
2. Making strenuous efforts toward any goal; such as, striving for success.
3. Contending in opposition, conflicting; competing.


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

—Source Unknown

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.


Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.

—Willa A. Foster

Those who speak most of progress measure it by quantity and not by quality.

—George Santayana (1863-1952)

It is quality rather than quantity that matters.

—Seneca (5 BC-65 AD), Epistles

The quality of American life must keep pace with the quantity of American goods. This country cannot afford to be materially rich and spiritually poor.

—John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

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