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Ambition Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Ambition

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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

Related topics: Values

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

Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
- Baruch Spinoza

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

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

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

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


 

As a teenager I was so insecure.
I was the type of guy that never fitted in because
he never dared to choose.
I was convinced I had absolutely no talent at all.
For nothing.
And that thought took away all my ambition too.
- Johnny Depp

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

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

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

Ambition can be a disease, and it feeds on itself.
- Rebecca Miller

In ambition, as in love, the successful can afford
to be indulgent toward their rivals.
The prize our own, it is graceful to recognize the
merit that vainly aspired to it.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

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

His ambition is to be the spider in the World Wide Web.
- John McCarthy

The truth is really an ambition which is beyond us.
- Peter Ustinov

If boyhood and youth are but vanity,
must it not be our ambition to become men?
- Vincent Van Gogh

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

Dependence begets subservience and venality,
suffocates the germ of virtue,
and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.
- Thomas Jefferson

Do you have any ambitions outside racing? My main ambition at the moment,
whether inside or outside racing, is to become Formula 1 World Champion.
- Kimi Raikkonen

Five enemies of peace inhabit with us -
avarice,
ambition, envy, anger, and pride; if these were to be banished,
we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.
- Petrarch

Well is it known that ambition can creep as well as soar.
- Edmund Burke

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

My ambition is to have beautiful encounters,
not to make money.
- Juliette Binoche

To his doctrines I owe my great and glorious ambition
for the sex to which I proudly belong and whose independence
I shall defend until my dying day.
- Rosa Bonheur

To become Christ-like is the only thing in the whole world worth caring for,
the thing before which every ambition of man is folly
and all lower achievement vain.
- Henry Drummond

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

Ambition may be defined as the willingness to receive
any number of hits on the nose.
- Wilfred Owen

Great ambition is the passion of a great character.
Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts.
All depends on the principles which direct them.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

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

Ambition is a lust that is never quenched,
but grows more inflamed and madder by enjoyment.
- Thomas Otway

It is a grand thing to rise in the world.
The ambition to do so is the very salt of the earth.
It is the parent of all enterprise, and the cause of all improvement.
- Anthony Trollope

Whatever success I may have attained is due to the
fact that since I was old enough to work at all,
my ambition has never deserted me.
- Anna Held

That's my ambition: that you look at the pictures and realize what complex,
fascinating, interesting people every single one of my subjects is.
- Jock Sturges

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

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

A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself;
his aim is so exalted that riches,
office, fortune and favour cannot satisfy him.
- Samuel Johnson

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

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

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

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

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

There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world.
It is to stoop down and lift mankind a little higher.
- Henry Van Dyke

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,
it often is also the parent of virtue.
- Hosea Ballou

My ambition is peace and perfection.
- DeForest Kelley

I never had any ambition to be a star,
or whatever it is called, and I'm still embarrassed at the word.
- John Hurt

I used to think I had ambition...
but now I'm not so sure.
It may have been only discontent.
They're easily confused.
- Rachel Field

There are so many things to take into account -
your ambition,
your ego, the press, the consumers.
You can never be sure that you'll be on top of the pile again.
- Giorgio Armani

My mother carried on and supported us;
her ambition had been to write poetry and songs.
- Philip Levine

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

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

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

For those with ambition, reality is more of a creation
than an unalterable certainty.
- Lori Guinn

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

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

Failure is only postponed success as long as courage 'coaches' ambition.
The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
- Herbert Kaufman

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

If you can once engage people's pride,
love, pity, ambition on your side, you need not fear
what their reason can do against you.
- Lord Chesterfield

Time is the only critic without ambition.
- John Steinbeck

As the country now turns a new leaf,
our ambition is to give hope to each and every Afghan.
- Hamid Karzai

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

Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.
- William Shakespeare

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

I didn't know then that I would never be able to leave
the sounds and smells of these sights behind me,
but I was fiercely conscious of one thing-my ambition.
- Emanuel Celler

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

Mel is nuts.
He puts on a suit and a tie and acts like a normal
person so people think he's okay.
He's definitely out in left field.
He's got the ambition of a boy.
- Dom DeLuise

A man without ambition is dead.
A man with ambition but no love is dead.
A man with ambition and love for his blessings here
on earth is ever so alive.
- Pearl Bailey

At the age of six I wanted to be a cook.
At seven I wanted to be Napoleon.
And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.
- Salvador Dali


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