I aspire to
be acquainted with wiser men than this our Concord soil has produced, whose names are hardly known here.
The mercenary captains are either capable men or they are not; if they are, you cannot trust them, because they always aspire to
their own greatness, either by oppressing you, who are their master, or others contrary to your intentions; but if the captain is not skilful, you are ruined in the usual way.
Boys were encouraged there to aspire to
Holy Orders, and the education was such as might prepare an honest lad to spend his life in God's service.
Yet I do not aspire to
being very wise, for I have noticed that the happiest people are those who do not let their brains oppress them.
I've longed so to sing in the Sunday-school choir, as Diana does, but I feared it was an honor I could never aspire to
She instructed her daughter in the tenets of her religion and taught her to aspire to
higher powers of intellect and an independence of spirit forbidden to the female followers of Muhammad.
Your majesty is an exile, a fugitive, but you have right on your side; you ought to aspire to
combats, dangers, business, and not to rest in heavens.
permitting his vanity to aspire to
the triple crown, entertained hopes of succeeding in the acquisition of that splendid prize by the influence of the Emperor Charles V.