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Picture quote by Maya Angelou about desire

The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise. ⏤ Maya Angelou

Picture quote by Mark Twain about people

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, by the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. ⏤ Mark Twain

Picture quote by Joubert Botha about inspirational

Never turn down your ambition because someone is uncomfortable with the volume. ⏤ Joubert Botha

Picture quote by Arsene Wenger about ambition

Don't be scared to be ambitious. It's not a humiliation to have a high target and to fail. The real humiliation is to have a target and not to give everything to reach it. ⏤ Arsene Wenger

Picture quote by William Shakespeare about ambition

Ambition should be made of sterner stuff. ⏤ William Shakespeare

Picture quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson about ambition

Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing ⏤ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Picture quote by Salvador Dali about intelligence

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

Picture quote by Lionel Messi about motivational

My ambition is always to get better and better. ⏤ Lionel Messi

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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.

Mark Twain, author

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.

Kenny Rogers, musician

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, author

You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.

Henry Ford, industrialist

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.

Les Brown, motivational speaker

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

Bryant H. McGill, poet

Nothing we achieve in this world is achieved alone. It is always achieved with others teaching us along the way.

Lee J. Colan, author

So many worlds, so much to do, so little done, such things to be.

Alfred Lord Tennyson, poet

If you wish to reach the highest, begin at the lowest.

Publilius Syrus, writer

Hasty climbers have sudden falls.

Italian Proverbs,

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

Thomas Jefferson, president

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.

Langston Hughes, poet

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.

Anatole France, novelist

Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.

William Faulkner,

Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied.

Niccolo Machiavelli, writer

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, singer songwriter

If you can imagine it,You can achieve it.If you can dream it,You can become it.

William Arthur Ward, writer

You have to be a bastard to make it, and that's a fact. And the Beatles are the biggest bastards on earth.

John Lennon, musician

Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.

Walter Scott, novelist

What I aspired to be and was not, comforts me.

Robert Browning, poet

Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition to love.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

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

Carl Sagan, astronomer

Ambition is not what man does... but what man would do.

Robert Browning, poet

When ambition ends, happiness begins.


It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.

Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher

The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.

William Shakespeare, dramatist

No matter how good you get you can always get better and that's the exciting part.

Tiger Woods, athlete

Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet

Man is the only creature that strives to surpass himself, and yearns for the impossible.

Eric Hoffer, writer

Independence is not a whim or an ambition. It is the necessary condition of our survival as an ethnic group.

Aslan Maskhadov, politician

As he was valiant, I honor him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him.

William Shakespeare, dramatist

No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.

William Blake, poet

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, painter

There are only two ways of getting on in the world: by one's own industry, or by the stupidity of others.

Jean De La Bruyere, philosopher

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

Jean De La Bruyere, philosopher

All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.

Henry Ward Beecher, clergyman

The comfort zone takes our greatest aspirations and turns them into excuses for not bothering to aspire.

Peter McWilliams, writer

Ambition is not a vice of little people.

Michel de Montaigne, philosopher

Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals.

Sir John Denham,

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, mathematician

If men cease to believe that they will one day become gods then they will surely become worms.

Henry Miller, author

All sins have their origin in a sense of inferiority, otherwise called ambition.

Cesare Pavese, poet

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

Sir Henry Taylor,

I shall strike the stars with my unlifted head.

Horace, poet

Ambition must be made to counteract ambition.

James Madison, president

When you are aspiring to the highest place, it is honorable to reach the second or even the third rank.

Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman

Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.

William Shakespeare, dramatist

All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.

Joseph Conrad, novelist

Ambition leads me not only farther than any other man has been before me, but as far as I think it possible for man to go.

James Cook, explorer

We need to steer clear of this poverty of ambition, where people want to drive fancy cars and wear nice clothes and live in nice apartments but don't want to work hard to accomplish these things. Everyone should try to realize their full potential.

Barack Obama, president

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, poet

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

John D. Rockefeller, businessman

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

Thomas Otway, dramatist

A youthful mind is seldom totally free from ambition; to curb that, is the first step to contentment, since to diminish expectation is to increase enjoyment.

Frances Burney,

Ambition -- it is the last infirmity of noble minds.

James Barrie,

The path of social advancement is, and must be, strewn with broken friendships.

H. G. [Herbert George] Wells,

'Tis not what man does which exalts him, but what man Would do!

Robert Browning, poet

Big results require big ambitions.

James Champy,

Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition.

Abraham Lincoln, president

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

Ambrose Bierce, journalist

He who tip-toes cannot stand; he who strides cannot walk.

Lao Tzu, philosopher

He was my friend, faithful and just to me: But Brutus says he was ambitious; And Brutus is an honourable man

William Shakespeare, dramatist

He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage.

Samuel Johnson, author

The tallest trees are most in the power of the winds, and ambitious men of the blasts of fortune.

William Penn, leader

The truth is really an ambition which is beyond us.

Peter Ustinov, actor

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

Theophrastus, philosopher

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

Susan Sontag, author

Where ambition ends happiness begins.


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, emperor

Ambition can creep as well as soar.

Edmund Burke, statesman

Failure is only postponed success as long as courage 'coaches' ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.

Herbert Kaufman, writer

My ambition is peace and perfection.

DeForest Kelley, actor

Nothing is too high for the daring of mortals: we storm heaven itself in our folly.

Horace, poet

No man rises so high as he knows not whither he goes.

Oliver Cromwell, soldier

We are told never to cross a bridge until we come to it, but this world is owned by men who have 'crossed bridges' in their imagination far ahead of the crowd.


Don't be afraid to take a big step. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.

David Lloyd George, statesman

The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves.

Herbert N. Casson,

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.

Sir John Lubbock, banker

Men would be angels, angels would be gods.

Alexander Pope, poet

Drugs are the enemies of ambition and hope - and when we fight against drugs we are fighting for the future.

Bob Riley, politician

I used to think I had ambition... but now I'm not so sure. It may have been only discontent. They're easily confused.

Rachel Field, novelist

My one ambition is to play a hero.

Sessue Hayakawa, actor

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

Thomas Jefferson, president

All my ambition is, I own, to profit and to please unknown; like streams supplied from springs below, which scatter blessings as they go.

Charles Cotton, poet

Oh that I were seated as high as my ambition, I'd place my naked foot on the necks of monarchs.

Horace Walpole, author

The noblest spirit is most strongly attracted by the love of glory.

Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman

At the beginning of the 20th century, the ambition of the great painters was to make paintings that were like music, which was then considered as the noblest art.

Brian Eno, musician

It is commonly supposed that the art of pleasing is a wonderful aid in the pursuit of fortune; but the art of being bored is infinitely more successful.

Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort,

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

William Lilly, celebrity

He who surpasses or subdues mankind, must look down on the hate of those below.

Lord Byron, poet

I want to work with the top people, because only they have the courage and the confidence and the risk-seeking profile that you need.

Laurel Cutler,

The slave has but one master, the ambitious man has as many as there are persons whose aid may contribute to the advancement of his fortunes.

Jean De La Bruyere, philosopher

An ounce of hypocracy is worth a pound of ambition.

Michael Korda, novelist

Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.

Robert Burton, writer

The ambitious are forever followed by adulation for they receive the most pleasure from flattery.

Oliver Goldsmith, poet

Goethe tells us in his greatest poem that Faust lost the liberty of his soul when he said to the passing moment, 'Stay, thou art so fair.'

Robert Kennedy, politician

Ambition is pitiless. Any merit that it cannot use it finds despicable.

Joseph Joubert, writer

As falls the dew on quenchless sands, blood only serves to wash ambition's hands.

Lord Byron, poet

We grow small trying to be great.

Eli Stanley Jones,

To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition, the end to which every enterprise and labor tends, and of which every desire prompts the prosecution.

Samuel Johnson, author

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