Quotes about Ambition

“Big results require big ambitions.”
Heraclitus

“Ambition if it feeds at all, does so on the ambition of others.”
susan sontag

“Ambition displeases when it has been sated … having reached the peak, it aspires to descend.”
pierre corneille

“Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.”
Oscar Wilde

“Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.”
Salvador Dalí

“Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.
William Shakespeare

“I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office.”
Thomas Jefferson

“Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.”
Oscar Wilde

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

“A man’s worth is no greater than his ambitions”.
Marcus Aurelius

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

“Ambition — it is the last infirmity of noble minds.”
j.m. barrie

“Ambition first sprung from your blest abodes; The glorious fault of Angels and of Gods.”
Alexander pope

“Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.”
Henry wadsworth longfellow

“Ambition must be made to counteract ambition.”
james madison

“Ambition can creep as well as soar.”
Edmund burke

“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

“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

”Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more.”
Oscar Wilde

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

“I’ve got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.”
Thomas Carlyle

“When ambition ends, happiness begins.”
Thomas Merton

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

“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

“Basically you have to suppress your own ambitions in order to be who you need to be.”
Bob Dylan

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

“Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition to love.”
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

“Some slaves are scoured to their work by whips, others by their restlessness and ambition.”
John Ruskin

“The incentive to ambition is the love of power.”
William Hazlitt

“Ambition can creep as well as soar.”
Edmund Burke

“Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.”
Elvis Presley

“All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.”
Henry Ward Beecher

“Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.”
Baruch Spinoza

“Ambition is the path to success, persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.
William Eardley

“Ambition never is in a greater hurry that I; it merely keeps pace with circumstances and with my general way of thinking.”
Napoleon Bonaparte

“A young man without ambition is an old man waiting to be.”
Steven Brust

“Ambition is not what man does… but what man would do.”
Robert Browning

“My only ambition is to be true every moment I am living.”
Juliette Binoche

“I have only one ambition, which is to be famous.”
Robbie Williams

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