Quotation Explorer - 'Ambition'

I never dream to become someone important for myself. The truth is that I- I really don't have a personal ambition. My ambition, my dream, it's about the people. It's all about the people. It's for the people. It's all for the people. That is my ultimate goal. - Nurudeen Ushawu
Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings. - Walter H. Cottingham
Ambition is the driving engine behind every great success. - Debasish Mridha
The mere ambition to write a poem is enough to kill it. - Henri Michaux
If the leader is filled with high ambition and if he pursues his aims with audacity and strength of will, he will reach them in spite of all obstacles. - Carl von Clausewitz
Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy. - Edgar Bergen
When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the people who made a difference in this world. My hope still is to leave the world a little bit better for my having been here. It's a wonderful life and I love it. - Jim Henson
Great ambition and conquest without contribution is without significance. What will your contribution be? How will history remember you? - William Hundert - The Emperors Club
That's a hell of an ambition, to be mellow. It's like wanting to be senile.
Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine. - Elvis Presley
The elevation of appearance over substance, of celebrity over character, of short term gains over lasting achievement displays a poverty of ambition. It distracts you from what's truly important. - Barack Obama
Yeast is to flour as action is to ambition. Rising to success requires adding and alternating starters. - Ryan Lilly
Ambition is what gives birth to imagination and then imagination directs the bearing towards its pursuit. - Newton Gatambia
Let craft, ambition, spite, Be quenched in Reason's night, Till weakness turn to might, Till what is dark be light, Till what is wrong be right! - Lewis Carroll
Success come only through high ambition, good guidance, strong will, determining and effort. - Santonu Kumar Dhar
Bring your dreams into reality. Believe in yourself. You know you have what it takes to make your dreams come true. Start now and work with ambition for total success. Aim high and make it happen. - Mark F. LaMoure
Ambition drove many men to become false; to have one thought locked in the breast, another ready on the tongue. - Sallust
I never wanted to feel ashamed for striving, for desiring, for ambition. And I never wanted to judge another woman, or anyone, for that matter, for their own aspirations, even if they differed from my own - Carrie Brownstein
The natural ambition of woman is through marriage to climb up, leaning upon a man; but those days are gone. You shall be great without the help of any man, just as you are. - Swami Vivekananda
Ambition strives. At first for goals, until it reaches them. Then for more, because it's insatiable. - Renzo Dante (Saligiare)
I am a storyteller, not a historian, and it's my ambition to create something compelling - something unputdownable and riveting - that chimes with the real history but is, in fact, fiction. - Sara Sheridan
It is a good idea to be ambitious, to have goals, to want to be good at what you do, but it is a terrible mistake to let drive and ambition get in the way of treating people with kindness and decency. The point is no that they will then be nice to you. It is that you will feel better about yourself.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
At that time my virtue slumbered; my evil, kept awake by ambition, was alert and swift to seize the occasion. - Robert Louis Stevenson
Unjustified ambition kills value,Kills someone else's desire to fly, Cuts their wings, sucks their air.If there is nothing else, it eats its own life. - Dejan Stojanovic
CAME" - Crownless Ambition Must Emerge - - Genereux Philip
Ambition is the death of joy. - Marty Rubin
Ambition is soul set on fire. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Live neither in the past nor in the future, but let each day's work absorb your entire energies, and satisfy your widest ambition. - Sir William Osler
I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent, but only vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself, and falls on the other. - William Shakespeare
It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book. - Friedrich Nietzsche
There is no cure for ambition other than success. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Marriage is part of a sort of 50's revival package that's back in vogue along with neckties and naked ambition. - Calvin Trillin
The moral arc of a Washington career could be divided into four parts: idealism, pragmatism, ambition and corruption.
Ambition, the soldier's virtue, rather makes choice of loss, than gain which darkens him. - William Shakespeare
there is little difference between man and beast, but what ambition and glory makes. - Margaret Cavendish
Ambition is like a plague that can only be cured by success. - Terrance Robinson- Artist Educator Scholar Entrepreneur
The greatest dreams are always considered unrealistic to those with no ambition - Fearless Motivation
Literature is fighting for its very life because compromise is mistook for ambition, and joining up is preferred to standing out - Ben Marcus
The difference between greed and ambition is a greedy person desires things he isn't prepared to work for. - Habeeb Akande
You can spend the rest of your life fighting to be respected, accepted and understood by the people you have created a life with or you can start living a life where that isn't a daily goal and ambition in your relationship. - Shannon L. Alder
To live in the shadow of another person...to desire to be adored as that person is....is the weakest ambition of all. Find yourself. Be loved as yourself. - Faye Hall
Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied. - Niccolo Machiavelli
Sustainability before ambition. Okal Rel. - Lynda Williams
Every man has an ambition. Let it be a good one. Just drive toward it with enthusiasm. - Debasish Mridha
Ambition built n the pain of others has no nobility or substance - rassool jibraeel snyman
The nature of society is largely determined by the direction in which talent and ambition flow-by the tilt of the social landscape. - Eric Hoffer
Money as the sole ambition has no value. - Habeeb Akande
People Power is too often an inverted fairy story - the triumph of innocence coming at the start and the Ugly Sisters of intrigue and ambition coming on stage in triumph for the final curtain. - Mark Almond
YOUR CHANCE TO SUCCEED NEVER ENDS, UNTIL YOUR AMBITION AND DREAM STOP - Mohamed Osman Abbasheikh
Life is Ambition, not for Survive but for Be Better each second, for Superate your Records and to Get your Goals.All the rest is a Redundant Speech & a Boring Literature.You Decide the Direction of your Life, but remains Inspired and Assume all the Consequences.Complacency is Death. - Fernando González y Lozano
Wisdom, ambition, sadness, joy, malice, grief, amazement, all the emotions which blaze within the human soul may be recorded on a page. Nestled in a sheaf of paper sleeps an infinity beyond the limits of the universe. Just by opening a single page, we may fly into that infinity. - Tanigawa Nagaru
be much more friendly to such things that matter most .Things that will propel your vision and ambition to higher heights. Things that will help you enlarge your tentacles. Do not look down on small things however - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Success is working with enthusiasm and ambition, living with joy and kindness, and going toward a life of ultimate service and happiness. - Debasish Mridha
Be sure of this, O young ambition, all mortal greatness is but disease. - Herman Melville
You don’t come to live here [New York City] unless the delusion of a reality shaped around your own desires isn’t a strong aspect of your personality. 'A reality shaped around your own desires' there is something sociopathic in that ambition. - Zadie Smith
The most important thing for everyone in Gringolandia is to have ambition and become 'somebody,' and frankly, I don't have the least ambition to become anybody. - Frida Kahlo
Relax your fears, let your ambition take the wheel for a while; it'll take you somewhere exciting that you've never been. - Noel DeJesus
An ounce of hypocrisy is worth a pound of ambition.
Though ambition itself be a vice, yet it is often times the cause of virtues. - Quintilian
He who blinded by ambition, raises himself to a position whence he cannot mount higher, must thereafter fall with the greatest loss. - Niccolo Machiavelli
Ambition often puts men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same posture with creeping. - Jonathan Swift
The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition. - Carl Sagan
The voracious ambition of humans is never sated by dreams coming true, because there is always the thought that everything might be done better and again.
The biggest changes in a women's nature are brought by love; in man, by ambition - Rabindranath Tagore
Where ambition and achievement are overvalued, human lives will be undervalued, - Marty Rubin
And the only life which looks down upon the life of political ambition is that of true philosophy. Do you know of any other? - Plato
You have to choose the best, every day, without compromise...guided by your own virtue and highest ambition - Philippa Gregory
Ambition is putting a ladder against the sky. - American Proverb
An average person with average talent, ambition and education can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society, if that person has clear, focused goals. - Brian Tracy
Every man ought to be supposed a knave, and to have no other end, in all his actions, but private interest. By this interest we must govern him, and by means of it, make him cooperate to public good, notwithstanding his unsatiable avarice and ambition. - Alexander Hamilton
Sometimes creativity is a compulsion, not an ambition. - Ed Norton
In literature the ambition of the novice is to acquire the literary language; the struggle of the adept is to get rid of it. - George Bernard Shaw
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. Having been alive, it won't be so hard in the end to lie down and rest. - Pearl Bailey
It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the truth in their breasts, and show, like jugglers, another thing in their mouths, to cut all friendships and enmities to the measure of their own interest, and to make a good countenance without the help of good will. - Sallust
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a small interest in order to secure a great one. - Francois De La Rochefoucauld
An old, tired man. That is what I am. What became of the old fire, drive, ambition? There were dreams once upon a time, dreams now all but forgotten. On sad days I dust them off and fondle them nostalgically, with a patronising wonder at the naivete of the youth who dreamed them. - Glen Cook
Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lustLike diamonds we are cut with our own dust - John Webster
I hold ambition of so light a quality that is is but a shadow's shadow. - William Shakespeare
Distance yourself from negative people who try to lower your motivation and decrease your ambition. Create space for positive people to come into your life. Surround yourself with positive people who believe in your dreams, encourage your ideas, support your ambitions, and bring out the best in you. - Roy Bennett
Great ambition without contribution is without significance. The Emperor's Club - Steve William Laible
Forget that blind ambition, and learn to trust your intuition. - Jimmy Buffett
Where ambition ends happiness begins.
Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition. - Timothy Leary
I have lost the consolation of faith/ though not the ambition to worship - Forrest Gander
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved. - Helen Keller
I write flawed characters. Ones that do not always make the best decisions and are driven by ambition or lust. They are not black or white, they are in the large space that exists between. - Kevin James Breaux
Seek happiness in tranquility and avoid ambition even if it be only the apparently innocent one of distinguishing yourself in science and discoveries. - Mary Shelley
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. - Helen Keller
Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. - Helen Keller
There are two types of people in this world- those who pull out of bed each morning at the thought of breakfast and those who are driven by ambition. The former succeed in satisfying hunger pangs and the latter accomplish their life goals. - Roopleen
Here at lastWe shall be free;the Almighty hath not builtHere for his envy, will not drive us hence:Here we may reign secure, and in my choiceTo reign is worth ambition though in Hell:Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven. - John Milton
Ambition interests me because it’s such a surefire indicator of damage. - Peter Morgan
My ambition was to live like music. - Mary Gaitskill
religion, the most powerful of the elements which have entered into the formation of moral feeling, having almost always been governed either by the ambition of a hierarchy, seeking control over every department of human conduct, or by the spirit of Puritanism. - John Stuart Mill
Ambition - it is the last infirmity of noble minds. - James M. Barrie
Anyone with great ambition, great vision, and great passion can be a great person. - Debasish Mridha
Nobody in Colonial America, to be sure, believed that society owed every child the ultimate in education, but intelligence, industry, and thrift combined with ambition got many a poor man's son into the colonial colleges. - Louis B. Wright
Without ambition, nothing is achieved. Without work, nothing will be completed. The prize will not be sent until you earn it. - Ane Krstevska
A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires. - Henry Ward Beecher
Success should be an ambition within the parameters of Purpose. - Bidemi Mark-Mordi
Virtue is choked with foul ambition. - William Shakespeare
With ravenous passion and reckless ambition he forged his thoughts into words, obsessed with the notion that dying would not be the last thing he would do. - Hubert Martin
Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine. Ain't nowhere else in the world where you can go from driving a truck to cadillac overnight - Elvis Presley
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 Dalí
Having a Great Ambition is also a Meditation. When our efforts are focussed sincerely, even during sleep, our brains will work on it, in the form of Dreams. - Dinesh Kumar Radhakrishnan
Without ambition, no goal can be met. - Kya Aliana
I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office. - Thomas Jefferson
It is not good for man to cherish a solitary ambition. Unless there be those around him, by whose example he may regulate himself, his thoughts, desires, and hopes will become extravagant, and he the semblance, perhaps the reality, of a madman - Nathaniel Hawthorne
The others in the dorm thought I wanted to be a writer, because I was always alone with a book, but I had no such ambition. , Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami
You despise books; you whose lives are absorbed in the vanities of ambition, the pursuit of pleasure or indolence; but remember that all the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books. - Voltaire
There has to be a way to redirect employee's driving ambition and to channel it more productively. There is. Create heroes in every role. Make every role, performed at excellence, a respected profession. - Marcus Buckingham
Ambition is not a vice of little people. - Michel de Montaigne
Ambition is enthusiasm with a purpose. - Frank Tyger
You don’t come to live here unless the delusion of a reality shaped around your own desires isn’t a strong aspect of your personality. 'A reality shaped around your own desires' there is something sociopathic in that ambition. - Zadie Smith
Ambition is not what a man would do, but what a man does, for ambition without action is fantasy. - Bryant McGill
Ambition is the ignition of a car we call life. - Debasish Mridha
I've never found time to indulge more than a single ambition. - Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr.
Without a vision to guide our path, and without ambition that knows no limits, we can never build a bright future for generations to come. - Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Ambition soars and also slithers - rassool jibraeel snyman
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