Aspiration: (strive...struggle...aspire... )

Better shun the bait, than struggle in the snare. --- John Dryden 1631

Better that we should die fighting than be outraged and dishonored… better to die than live in slavery. --- Emmeline Pankhurst

But then if I do not strive, who will? --- Chuang Tzu

Far away, there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead. --- Louisa May Alcott

If a man lives without inner struggle, if everything happens in him without opposition… he will remain such as he is. --- G.I. Gurdjieff 1877

If you aspire to anything better than politics, expect no cooperation from men. They will not further anything good. You must prevail of your own force, as a plant springs and grows by its own vitality. --- Henry David Thoreau 1817

Our aspirations are our possibilities. --- Samuel Johnson 1709 or Robert Browning 1812

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. --- Confucius 551BC

The possibility that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just. --- Abraham Lincoln 1809

We begin from the recognition that all beings cherish happiness and do not want suffering. It then becomes both morally wrong and pragmatically unwise to pursue only one's own happineness oblivious to the feelings and aspirations of all others who surround us as members of the same human family. The wiser course is to think of others when pursuing our own happiness. --- Dalai Lama 14th

We can always redeem the man who aspires and tries. --- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe 1749

Within our dreams and aspirations we find our opportunities. --- Sue Atchley Ebaugh

Work and struggle and never accept an evil that you can change. --- Andre Gide 1869

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