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Positive Quotes about Ambition

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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

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

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

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

 

Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
- Baruch Spinoza

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

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

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

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

Where there are large powers with little ambition...
nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes.
- Jonathan Swift

Ambition drove many men to become false;
to have one thought locked in the breast,
another ready on the tongue.
- 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

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

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

Public life is regarded as the crown of a career,
and to young men it is the worthiest ambition.
Politics is still the greatest and the most honorable adventure.
- Pat Riley

I wanted to be an outstanding player,
that was my ambition.
- Imran Khan

Ambition is not a vice of little people.
- Michel de Montaigne

People in the U.K.
cannot understand whether Blair has lost his mind or
whether his ambition to be the second-most-powerful
man in the world made him lose his mind.
- Bianca Jagger

If you have ambition, you might not achieve anything,
but without ambition, you are almost certain not to achieve anything.
- Whitfield Diffie

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

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

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 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

Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim,
wisdom is the source of virtue and of fame;
obtained with labour,
for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it,
best enjoyed.
- Alfred North Whitehead

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

An once of hypocrisy is worth a pound of ambition.
- Michael Korda

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

It is my fervent wish and my greatest ambition to leave
a work with a few useful instructions for the pianists after me.
- Franz Liszt

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

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

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

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

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

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

I didn't have any ambition to produce big mainstream popcorn movies.
- Jodie Foster

Ambition can creep as well as soar.
- Edmund Burke

I did not want to be depressed by the gap existing
between my weakness and my ambition.
- Ella Maillart

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

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

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

The movies that are made more thoughtfully or made
or with more ambition often get just get drowned out by the noise.
- Roger Ebert

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

That which is given with pride and ostentation is rather
an ambition than a bounty.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

A slave has but one master.
An ambition man, has as many as there are people who
helped him get his fortune.
- Wilson Mizner

Though ambition in itself is a vice,
it often is also the parent of virtue.
- Hosea Ballou

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

I had no ambition to make a fortune.
Mere money-making has never been my goal,
I had an ambition to build.
- Eden Phillpotts

My ambition is peace and perfection.
- DeForest Kelley

Whatever ambivalence I felt about my own career,
Frankie more than made up for it with his ambition and tenacity.
- Annette Funicello

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

My mother wanted me off her hands.
She was a working woman.
She designed clothes, and she was a celebrity collector.
It's my mother's ambition to be a celebrity.
- Stephen Sondheim

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

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

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

I have the desire to work as an actress,
but I have no ambition to be a star.
- Ally Sheedy

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

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

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

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

I should have been smart enough to stay happy.
But my ambition ruled my life.
- Eva Gabor

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

Ambition.
An overmastering desire to be vilified by enemies while
living and made ridiculous by friends when dead.
- Ambrose Bierce

We're not all nice, and there are a lot of levels of ambition and niceness.
- Heather Donahue

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

The tragedy is that so many have ambition and so few have ability.
- William Feather

The man of petty ambition if invited to dinner will
be eager to be set next his host.
- Theophrastus

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


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