Aspire: 1. To have a great ambition or ultimate goal; desire strongly.2. To strive toward an end.3. To soar.

"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

Vultures have migrated to South Florida for the winter.  When you look up you may get  a chance to see these ugly yet impressive creatures.  They will not attack but I wouldn't risk getting too close.  Their beaks are powerful enough to shred animal carcases.

"To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to."
Khalil Gibran

"I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams."
W.B. Yeats

"I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."
Henry David Thoreau

“A leader's role is to raise people's aspirations for what they can become and to release their energies so they will try to get there.”
David R. Gergen

“We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.”
Cesar Chavez

Synonyms: be ambitious, be eager, crave, desire, dream, hanker, long, pursue, seek, strive, struggle, try, want, wish, yearn, aim, bid for, buck, determine, dig, do one's best, drive at, go for broke, go for, hammer away, have a crack, have a shot at, have a swing at, hustle, intend, labor, make a run at, make an effort, offer, peg away, plug, pour it on, purpose, push, risk, scratch, seek, strain, strive, struggle, sweat, take on, take pains, try, undertake, venture