If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.
Every good painter who aspires to the creation of genuine masterpieces should first of all marry my wife.Quoted in Saranne Alexandrian Surrealist Art (1970).
Claret is the liquor for boys; port, for men; but he who aspires to be a hero [smiling] must drink brandy.1779 Remark,7 Aug. Quoted in James Boswell The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791), vol.3.
Any work that aspires, however humbly, tothe condition of art should carry its justification in every line.Korzeniowski
Remember: I didn’t and don’t want to be a “feminine” version or a diluted version or a special version or a subsidiary version or an ancillary version, or an adapted version of the heroes I admire. I want to be the heroes themselves.What future is there for a female child who aspires to being Humphrey Bogart?joanna russ
Far from mortal cares retreating,Sordid hopes and vain desires,Here, our willing footsteps meeting,Every heart to heaven aspires.jane taylor
Nay, if there's room for poets in the world A little overgrown, (I think there is) Their sole work is to represent the age, Their age, not Charlemagne's, this live, throbbing age, That brawls, cheats, maddens, calculates, aspires, And spends more passion, more heroic heat, Betwixt the mirrors of its drawing-rooms, Than Roland with his knights, at Roncesvalles.Bk. V, l. 200-207.
Science condemns itself to failure when, yielding to the infatuation of the serious, it aspires to attain being, to contain it, and to possess it; but it finds its truth if it considers itself as a free engagement of thought in the given, aiming, at each discovery, not at fusion with the thing, but at the possibility of new discoveries; what the mind then projects is the concrete accomplishment of its freedom.Simone de Beauvoir
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but what he aspires to.khalil gibran
It is one of history's most mocking ironies that the German customs union, which set out to dominate Europe and conquer Britain in the form of Bismarckian or Hitlerian military force, has at last vanquished the victor by drawing Britain into a Zollverein which comprises Western Europe and aspires to comprise the Mediterranean as well. If the ghosts of the Hohenzollerns come back to haunt this planet, they must find a lot to laugh at.enoch powell
One who aspires to greatness should read and study, pursuing the True Way with such a firm resolve that he is perfectly straightforward and open, rises above the superficialities of conventional behavior, and refuses to be satisfied with the petty or commonplace.yoshida shoin
Ambition is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.Henry Ward Beecher, reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 11.
Claret is the liquor for boys; port for men; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy.Samuel Johnson, reported in James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson (1779).
Fascism was born to inspire a faith not of the Right (which at bottom aspires to conserve everything, even injustice) or of the Left (which at bottom aspires to destroy everything, even goodness), but a collective, integral, national faith.José Antonio Primo de Rivera founder of the Falange, on the nature of fascism
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but what he aspires to.Khalil Gibran, reported in Become a Conscious Creator: A Return to Self-Empowerment (2007) by Lisa Ford, p. 44.
All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music.walter pater
Fascism was born to inspire a faith not of the Right (which at bottom aspires to conserve everything, even injustice) or of the Left (which at bottom aspires to destroy everything, even goodness), but a collective, integral, national faith.Stanley G. Payne, Falange: A History of Spanish Fascism (1961), p. 31.
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