Ambition quotes page 1
Ambition is putting a ladder against the sky.
Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear,
avarice, lust, and ambition look
C. S. Lewis
To rise high, conceal ambition.
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.
Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but
the really great make you feel that you too, can become great.
Of course I'm ambitious. What's wrong with that? Otherwise you sleep all day.
Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a poverty of ambition. It asks too little of
yourself. And it will leave you unfulfilled.
I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.
To do something, however small, to make others happier and better, is the highest
the most elevating hope, which can inspire a human being.
An average person with average talent, ambition and education can outstrip the most
genius in our society, if that person has clear, focused goals.
There is a loftier ambition than to stand high in the world - it is to step down and
a little higher.
Henry van Dyke
The ambitious are criticized by those that have given up.
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.
Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration
A man's worth is no greater than his ambitions.
Finally I am coming to the conclusion that my highest ambition is to be what I
That I will never fulfill my obligation to surpass myself unless I first accept myself, and if I
accept myself fully in the right way, I will already have surpassed myself.
Criticism is the price of ambition.
Self-discipline is the the ability to funnel our desires and passions in a
for a sustained period of time in order to achieve our goals. It is the connective tissue that
links ambition with achievement.
Virtue is chok'd with foul ambition.
William Shakespeare, Henry
The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.
Having an unusually large goal is an adrenaline infusion that provides the endurance
overcome the inevitable trials and tribulations that go along with any goal. Realistic goals,
goals restricted to the average ambition level, are uninspiring and will only fuel you through
the first or second problem, at which point you throw in the towel.
Caution is the downfall to ambition.
I had no ambition when I was a kid other than to play guitar and get in a rock 'n' roll band. I
don't really like to be the guy in the white suit at the front. Like in the Beatles, I was the one
who kept quiet at the back and let the other egos be at the front.
Attach yourself to what is spiritually superior, regardless of what other people think or do.
Hold to your true aspirations no matter what is going on around you.
Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
I used to think as I looked out on the Hollywood night - there must be thousands of girls
sitting alone like me, dreaming of becoming a movie star. But I'm not going to worry about
them. I'm dreaming the hardest.
Get going. Move forward. Aim high. Plan a takeoff. Don't just sit on the runway and hope
someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won't happen. Change your attitude
and gain some altitude. Believe me, you'll love it up here.
The biggest changes in a women's nature are brought by love; in man, by
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.
It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what everyone else says in a whole book - what
everyone else does not say in a whole book.
I think my greatest ambition in life is to pass on to others what I know.