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Ambitious Quotes

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Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage,
or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb,
with great labor, and incessant anxiety,
but never reach the top.
- Robert Browning

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Back in the mid-1970s, we adopted some fairly ambitious
goals to improve efficiency of our cars.
What did we get? We got a tremendous boost in efficiency.
- Jay Inslee

A slave has but one master; an ambitious man has as
many masters as there are people who may be useful
in bettering his position.
- Jean de la Bruyere

There is nothing wrong with becoming more ambitious along the way,
but I think what the government has asked the council
to do is a perfectly good starting point.
- Estelle Morris

 

I constantly felt (as I suppose many an ambitious girl
has felt) a thumping from within unanswered by any beckoning from without.
- Anna Julia Cooper

Patriotism.
Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name.
- Ambrose Bierce

I'm belligerent rather than ambitious.
- Ian Hart

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The tallest Trees are most in the Power of the Winds,
and Ambitious Men of the Blasts of Fortune.
- William Penn

Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people,
to discourage them from ambitious attempts,
and generally console them in their mediocrity.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself,
or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction.
No, read in order to live.
- Gustave Flaubert

People have always thought that I wasn't ambitious.
They judged by appearances and were fooled.
I was competitive.
I wanted success and was willing to work for it.
- Perry Como

Babylon 5 is probably the biggest, most ambitious television
science fiction series ever made.
It's one big novel told over five years with 110 different stories told within it.
- Bill Mumy

I'm not really very ambitious.
- James D'arcy

Many are ambitious of saying grand things,
that is, of being grandiloquent.
- Augustus Hare

It's funny.
Of all the jobs I've been ambitious for,
this is one that never crossed my mind.
- Edmund S. Muskie

I learnt the theory of movement, which I still teach sometimes.
I was very, very ambitious to learn a skill.
- Diane Cilento

President Obama instituted the most anti-growth,
anti-investment, anti-jobs measures that we have seen in our lifetime.
Now he called his agenda ambitious, I call it reckless.
- Mitt Romney

I'm not that ambitious any more.
I just like my privacy.
I wish I really wasn't talked about at all.
- Barbra Streisand

I have been ambitious to be a somebody from the time I was 5 years old.
- Ethel Merman

Man is by nature competitive, combative,
ambitious, jealous, envious, and vengeful.
- Arthur Keith

I used to think that driving, sleepless,
ambitious labor was what you needed to succeed.
- Charles Kuralt

I've always been ambitious to be very good at what I do.
- Glenda Jackson

Those who are believed to be most abject and humble
are usually most ambitious and envious.
- Baruch Spinoza

It takes people a long time to learn the difference
between talent and genius,
especially ambitious young men and women.
- Louisa May Alcott

Poetry and progress are like two ambitious men who
hate one another with an instinctive hatred,
and when they meet upon the same road,
one of them has to give place.
- Charles Baudelaire

Among all kinds of Writing, there is none in which
Authors are more apt to miscarry than in Works of Humour,
as there is none in which they are more ambitious to excel.
- Joseph Addison

I am confirmed in my division of human energies.
Ambitious people climb, but faithful people build.
- Julia Ward Howe

Everybody is ambitious.
The question is whether he is ambitious to be or ambitious to do.
- Jean Monnet

Well I guess the plan was to write poetry and publish
books and make a living from writing poetry.
That was a pretty ambitious plan I guess.
- Robert Adamson

You think of stars as ambitious or aggressive or self-oriented.
- John Turturro

To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and
perfection of our natures,
is the very principle and incentive of virtue.
- Walter Scott

I'm not ambitious.
- Amy Sedaris

I'm tough, I'm ambitious, and I know exactly what I want.
If that makes me a bitch, okay.
- Madonna Ciccone

I think it should be ambitious and good music does
deal with life and art and all these wonderful things.
- Jonny Greenwood

Being a celebrity or anything else where you're really ambitious,
it's really a game to see how successful you can get.
- Joe Rogan

As he was valiant, I honour him.
But as he was ambitious, I slew him.
- William Shakespeare

To be honest, I'm not as goal oriented and ambitious as I once was.
- Chantal Kreviazuk

Toting around a full orchestra on tour is very ambitious.
I would consider doing a show now and then,
like do a show at Radio City or Carnegie Hall with a full orchestra.
- Vanessa Carlton

I don't think I'm very ambitious at all.
But I seem to play people who have that quality.
- Catherine Keener

I'm enthusiastic and ambitious, and I work hard.
- Jason Statham

Fortunately, President Kennedy and Robert Kennedy disagreed
with the estimate and chose a course of action less
ambitious and aggressive than recommended by their advisers.
- David Kay

But time has caught up with it and I think vindicated it.
Shampoo, too: very dark, very ambitious movie.
- Robert Towne

Who can wonder at the attractiveness...
of the bar, for our ambitious young men,
when the highest bribes of society are at the feet
of the successful orator?
- Marsilio Ficino

I've never been ambitious about recording.
- Harry Dean Stanton

A strength to harm is perilous in the hand of an ambitious head.
- Elizabeth I

It's hard to be ambitious if you're content,
isn't it?
- Tucker Carlson

I think Francis at half form is better than anybody else by 50%,
you know? I think it's just that he has never...
he has a late pick of the things that are ambitious enough for him.
- John Milius

For the most ambitious young people,
the corporate ladder is obsolete.
- Paul Graham

I never saw myself as being ambitious,
I saw myself as being in love with the profession.
I'm a people person.
I love to get to know different kinds of people.
- Jack Kelley

To be free in an age like ours, one must be in a position of authority.
That in itself would be enough to make me ambitious.
- Hannah Arendt

I'm not an overly ambitious person; I don't feel like I have to excel.
- Chris Evert

I think when people talk about ambition and talking to him,
it might have seemed that he wasn't ambitious.
- Alan Hansen

Men may be popular without being ambitious,
but there is hardly an ambitious man who does not try to be popular.
- Lord North

People say it's not ambitious, but it is actually quite
ambitious wanting to help people.
- Prince William

It would be stupid tameness, and unaccountable folly,
for whole nations to suffer one unreasonable,
ambitious and cruel man, to wanton and riot in their misery.
- Jonathan Mayhew

We would certainly encourage the Italian government
to put forward an ambitious agenda of reform.
- Rodrigo Rato

When ambitious desires arise in thy heart,
recall the days of extremity thou has passed through.
- Ieyasu Tokugawa

I'm hopeful.
I know there is a lot of ambition in Washington,
obviously.
But I hope the ambitious realize that they are more
likely to succeed with success as opposed to failure.
- George W. Bush

The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness
which the ambitious call,
and the ignorant believe to be liberty.
- Fisher Ames

I'm extremely ambitious.
I don't know why people are afraid to say that.
I won't sell my soul to the devil, but I do want success
and I don't think that's bad.
- Jada Pinkett Smith

The five of us don't know how to exist in any other way.
We are an ambitious bunch, I guess.
- Andy Taylor

My agent was ambitious for me.
But going out and chasing it? No, I'd rather work in
my vegetable garden or play with my kid.
I guess I'm kind of boring.
- Kathleen Quinlan

There's also a subplot about a guy who manages pop groups.
Dave is a very ambitious boy, and he gets offered an
audition but only wants to do it on his terms and conditions.
He wants to maintain his integrity.
- Neil Tennant

I am content with nothing, restless and ambitious...
and I despise myself for the vanity,
which formed half the stimulus to my exertions.
Oh would that I were one of those plodding wise fools
who having once set their hand to the plough go on nothing doubting.
- Thomas Huxley

Tim sends me a fairly ambitious workup in notebook
form noting the passages we're going to cover and the
chronology of the biblical events,
and his commentaries on those things he's read and written.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

I think in the end, when you're famous,
people like to narrow you down to a few personality traits.
I think I've just become this ambitious,
say-whatever's-on-her-mind, intimidating person.
And that's part of my personality, but it's certainly
not anywhere near the whole thing.
- Madonna Ciccone

Bill and Hillary Clinton have one central idea in their uncluttered,
ambitious minds: Hillary in 2008.
Let Bush get re-elected, use the '04 primaries and
general election to clean out the underbrush of competing Democratic candidates,
and proceed unimpeded to the '08 nomination.
- Dick Morris

From where I am sitting much of the country now sees
the President the way I have seen him since the campaign.
He is an ambitious leftist, with little understanding of economics,
and with far-reaching goals to create significant and
irreversible growth of government and redistribution
of wealth through dramatic changes in tax,
regulatory, and spending policies.
- Charles W. Calomiris

Well, I don't know.
It's long, it's longer than both of the other books put together,
so it's more ambitious.
I think I get under the skin of the people a lot more than in the other books.
- Cory Doctorow

I'm a very driven, ambitious, positive person.
But I'm a spiritual person as well.
I believe in creative visualization.
So for me to go to America - which I find such a positive place -
well,
I took to it like a duck to water.
- Victoria Beckham

Further, Take heed that you faithfully perform the
business you have to do in the world,
from a regard to the commands of God;
and not from an ambitious desire of being esteemed better than others.
- David Brainerd


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