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Ambition Quotes

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Winners must have two things:
definite goals and a burning desire to achieve them.
- Anonymous

Related topics: Motivational Leadership Success

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
Only through experiences of trial and suffering
can the soul be strengthened,
vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
- Helen Keller

Only through experience of trial and suffering
can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared,
ambition inspired, and success achieved.
- Helen Keller

Ambition is like love,
impatient both of delays and rivals.
- The Buddha

 

It's stasis that kills you off in the end, not ambition.
- Bono

Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
- Baruch Spinoza

Ambition has one heel nailed in well,
though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens.
- Lao Tzu

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Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
- Marilyn Monroe

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
- Salvador Dali

Beauty is the sole ambition, the exclusive goal of Taste.
- Charles Baudelaire

Ambition is pitiless.
Any merit that it cannot use it finds despicable.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The bulk of mankind have indeed, in all countries in their turn,
been made the prey of ambition.
- Mercy Otis Warren

Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.
- Elvis Presley

Religion is a means of exploitation employed by the strong against the weak;
religion is a cloak of ambition,
injustice and vice.
- Georges Bizet

The greatest evil which fortune can inflict on men
is to endow them with small talents and great ambition.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

But we need to show that the EU can modernise itself,
can adapt to the needs of its citizens,
can take their views into account.
That will be our ambition for the UK Presidency.
- John Hutton

Ambition has but one reward for all:
A little power,
a little transient fame; A grave to rest in,
and a fading name!
- Walter Savage Landor

Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.
- Oscar Wilde

My ambition is to be happy.
- Penelope Cruz

Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked.
- Walter Savage Landor

Men rise from one ambition to another:
first,
they seek to secure themselves against attack,
and then they attack others.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

As a youngster, I enjoyed sport and my ambition was to be a great sportsman.
- Lynn Davies

Ambition is a drug that makes its addicts potential madmen.
- Emile M. Cioran

I think we still believe that ambition is for boys.
- Jeanette Winterson

My biggest ambition is never to be bored.
I'm not aggressive enough to strongly run after being an actress.
- Anjelica Huston

Though ambition in itself is a vice,
yet it is often the parent of virtues.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust,
like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.
- John Webster

May the same Almighty Goodness banish the accursed monster,
war, from all lands, with her hated associates,
rapine and insatiable ambition!
- Daniel Boone

I can't sing.
Definitely no ambition in that area.
- Corin Nemec

Ambition leads me not only farther than any other man has been before me,
but as far as I think it possible for man to go.
- James Cook

Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition.
Whether it be true or not, I can say for one
that I have no other so great as that
of being truly esteemed of my fellow men,
by rendering myself worthy of their esteem.
- Abraham Lincoln

The great corporations of this country were not founded by ordinary people.
They were founded by people with extraordinary intelligence,
ambition, and aggressiveness.
- Daniel P. Moynihan

The experience awakened 'my tremendous musical ambition,
which has never subsided to this day.
- Georg Solti

At the beginning of the 20th century,
the ambition of the great painters was to make paintings that were like music,
which was then considered as the noblest art.
- Brian Eno

Me only have one ambition, y'know.
I only have one thing I really like to see happen.
I like to see mankind live together -
black,
white, Chinese, everyone - that's all.
- Bob Marley

Don't let ambition get so far ahead that it loses sight of the job at hand.
- William Feather

My ambition is to do a good job.
I never plan anything.
- Ilie Nastase

Drugs are the enemies of ambition and hope -
and when we fight against drugs we are fighting for the future.
- Bob Riley

Ambition is not what a man would do,
but what a man does,
for ambition without action is fantasy.
- Bryant H. McGill

One thing all stage mothers share is an overpowering
ambition for their daughters.
- Lawrence Welk

I'm just a ballplayer with one ambition,
and that is to give all I've got to help my ball club win.
I've never played any other way.
- Joe DiMaggio

Lust is to the other passions what the nervous fluid is to life;
it supports them all,
lends strength to them all ambition,
cruelty,
avarice, revenge, are all founded on lust.
- Marquis de Sade

Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the
obligations of gratitude.
- Sallust

With just about every player in Australia,
his whole goal and ambition is to play for Australia.
That's why they're playing first class cricket.
It's just a different attitude.
- Shane Warne

Moderation has been called a virtue to limit the ambition of great men,
and to console undistinguished people for their want
of fortune and their lack of merit.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Ambition is a Dead Sea fruit, and the greatest peril
to the soul is that one is likely to get precisely what he is seeking.
- Edward Dahlberg

The men who succeed are the efficient few.
They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves.
- Robert Burton

Where ambition can cover its enterprises,
even to the person himself, under the appearance of principle,
it is the most incurable and inflexible of passions.
- Angela Carter

Ambition must be made to counteract ambition.
- James Madison

God like Us suffers the ambition to make a destiny
more extraordinary than was conceived for Him,
yes God is like Me, only more so.
- Norman Mailer

What is my loftiest ambition? I've always wanted to
throw an egg at an electric fan.
- Oliver Herford

My craziest ambition is to take John Madden's job and salary.
- Michael Strahan

All sins have their origin in a sense of inferiority
otherwise called ambition.
- Cesare Pavese

Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.
- William Shakespeare

Ambition, if it feeds at all, does so on the ambition of others.
- Susan Sontag

The average Hollywood film star's ambition is to be admired by an American,
courted by an Italian, married to an Englishman and have a French boyfriend.
- Katharine Hepburn

You see, my ambition was not to confound the engineering
world but simply to create a beautiful piece of art.
- Kit Williams

My ambition is to go back to Spurs and Rangers in some
capacity and give something back that they gave to me.
- Graham Roberts

The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.
- Carl Sagan

Ambition never comes to an end.
- Kenneth Kaunda

What likelihood is there of corrupting a man who has no ambition?
- Samuel Richardson

I see my face in the mirror, and I said,
No, my ambition is not to be an actor.
- Dino De Laurentiis

The same ambition can destroy or save,
and make a patriot as it makes a knave.
- Alexander Pope

Ambition aspires to descend.
- Pierre Corneille

I had a burning ambition.
Otherwise, I wouldn't have accomplished it.
- Claire Bloom

Nobility of spirit has more to do with simplicity than ostentation,
wisdom rather than wealth, commitment rather than ambition.
- Riccardo Muti

Ambition is an idol, on whose wings great minds are carried only to extreme;
to be sublimely great or to be nothing.
- Shakti Gawain

Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast,
that however high we reach we are never satisfied.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The world has nothing to fear from military ambition in our Government.
- James K. Polk

An ounce of hypocracy is worth a pound of ambition.
- Michael Korda

Somebody ought to tell him his ambition is showing.
- Harry Essex


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