Ambition Quotes

Don't wait for the stars to align. Reach up and arrange them the way you want.
~ Pharrell Williams
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The starting point of all achievement is desire.
~ Napoleon Hill
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You must give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in your imagination.
~ Roman Payne
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Ambition is not a dirty word. Piss on compromise. Go for the throat.
~ Steven Erikson,
Gardens of the Moon
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Ambition and love are the wings to great deeds.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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I would not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum.
~ Frances Willard
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If you want to reach a goal, you must "see the reaching" in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
~ Zig Ziglar
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Take away ambition and vanity, and where will be your heroes and patriots?
~ Seneca
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My ambition is handicapped by my laziness.
~ Charles Bukowski
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Men rise from one ambition to another: first, they seek to secure themselves against attack, and then they attack others.
~ Niccolo Machiavelli
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Ambition is enthusiasm with a purpose.
~ Frank Tyger
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A driving ambition is of little use if you're on the wrong road.
~ Frank Tyger
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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 principals which direct them.
~ Napoleon Bonaparte
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Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.
~ Mark Twain
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Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you too, can become great.
~ Mark Twain
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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
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I had ambition not only to go farther than any man had ever been before, but as far as it was possible for a man to go.
~ Joseph Conrad
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I wanted to be an outstanding player, that was my ambition.
~ Imran Khan
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I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.
~ Thomas Carlyle
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It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche
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Though ambition in itself is a vice, it often is also the parent of virtue.
~ Hosea Ballou
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What likelihood is there of corrupting a man who has no ambition.
~ Samuel Richardson
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The tragedy is that so many have ambition and so few have ability.
~ William Feather
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The greatest evil which fortune can inflict on men is to endow them with small talents and great ambition.
~ Luc de Clapiers
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Never let inexperience get in the way of ambition.
~ Terry Josephson
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Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
~ Salvador Dali
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Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.
~ Bill Bradley
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I did not want to be depressed by the gap existing between my weakness and my ambition.
~ Ella Maillart
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Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts.
~ Napoleon Bonaparte
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Don't let ambition get so far ahead that it loses sight of the job at hand.
~ William Feather
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Ambition never comes to an end.
~ Kenneth Kaunda
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Ambition is not what man does, but what man would do.
~ Robert Browning
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A young man without ambition is an old man waiting to be.
~ Steven Brust
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Ambition and love are the wings of great actions.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals.
~ Sir John Denham
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Ambition, It is the last infirmity of noble minds.
~ Sir James Matthew Barrie
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Ambition is like hunger; it obeys no law but its appetite.
~ Josh Billings
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Ability without ambition is like kindling wood without the spark.
~ Author Unknown
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A man's worth is no greater than his ambitions.
~ Marcus Aurelius
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Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.
~ Oscar Wilde
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Big results require big ambitions.
~ Heraclitus of Ephesus
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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
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Ambition. An overmastering desire to be vilified by enemies while living and made ridiculous by friends when dead.
~ Ambrose Bierce
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Ambition is the path to success, persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.
~ William Eardley IV
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Ambition can creep as well as soar.
~ Edmund Burke
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Basically you have to suppress your own ambitions in order to be who you need to be.
~ Bob Dylan
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Ambition is a drug that makes its addicts potential madmen.
~ Emile M. Cioran
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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
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All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.
~ Henry Ward Beecher
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Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.
~ Oscar Wilde
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Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.
~ William Shakespeare
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Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.
~ Elvis Presley
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Ambition never is in a greater hurry that I; it merely keeps pace with circumstances and with my general way of thinking.
~ Napoleon Bonaparte
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Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
~ Salvador Dali
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Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.
~ Thomas Jefferson
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Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.
~ Oscar Wilde
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The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.
~ Carl Edward Sagan
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I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office.
~ Thomas Jefferson
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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
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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
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Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambition.
~ Mark Twain
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Ambition and love are the wings to great deeds.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens.
~ Lao Tzu
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