quote by Jimmy Buffett

We got to roll with the punches, play all of our hunches, make the best of whatever comes your way. Forget that blind ambition, learn to trust your intuition - plowing straight ahead, come what may.

— Jimmy Buffett

Almighty Blind Ambition quotations

Forget that blind ambition, and learn to trust your intuition.


Blind ambition quote Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

People in America, of course, live in all sorts of fashions, because they are foreigners, or unlucky, or depraved, or without ambition; people live like that, but Americans live in white detached houses with green shutters. Rigidly, blindly, the dream takes precedence.

Blind ambition quote Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do
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.

He who blinded by ambition, raises himself to a position whence he cannot mount higher, must thereafter fall with the greatest loss.

Vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself And falls on the other side

The command to judge not is not a requirement to be blind, but rather a plea to be generous. Jesus does not tell us to cease to be men... but to renounce the presumptuous ambition to be God.


Blind ambition quote Never turn down your ambition because someone is uncomfortable with the volume.
Never turn down your ambition because someone is uncomfortable with the volume.

God uses lust to impel men to marry, ambition to office, avarice to earning, and fear to faith. God led me like an old blind goat.

Ambition is to the mind what the cap is to the falcon;

it blinds us first, and then compels us to tower by reason of our blindness.

Fortune is said to be blind, but her favorites never are.

Ambition has the eye of the eagle, prudence that of the lynx; the first looks through the air, the last along the ground.

Blind ambition quote The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wi
The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.

I'm going to let love lead the way, always.

And I was born with this blind - blind ambition, and it's kind of gotten me here to this point. And I think that I'll stick to it.

If we do not know ourselves to be full of pride, ambition, lust, weakness, misery, and injustice, we are indeed blind. And if, knowing this, we do not desire deliverance, what can we say of a man...?


Talent is crucial. It needs to be driven by motivation, but blind ambition isn't the key.

Blind ambition quote The eyes are useless when the mind is blind.
The eyes are useless when the mind is blind.
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It is quite possible that someone is insane and they think they have a chance.

Not insane in the clinical sense, but they may have such a strong political ambition that they blind themselves to reality.

When merciless ambition, or mad zeal, has led two hosts of dupes to battlefield, That, blind, they there may dig each other's graves, And call the sad work glory.

I'm only trying to present as honest a portrayal of the grimness of human ambition as I can. I'd hope it's rather uplifting, actually, since I find the sort of blind optimism and empty laughter of a great deal of "contemporary culture" to be more depressing than something that admits to a potential for disappointment and a gnawing sense of existential mockery.

Blind ambition quote The eyes are useless when the mind is blind.
The eyes are useless when the mind is blind.

Cage of freedom, that's our prison; we're the jailer and captive combined Cage of freedom, cast in power; all the trappings of our own design. Blind ambition, steals our reason; we're soon behind those invisible bars On the inside, looking outside; to make it safer we double the guard.


A curious thing about Ugu the Shoemaker was that he didn't suspect in the least that he was wicked. He wanted to be powerful and great, and he hoped to make himself master of all the Land of Oz that he might compel everyone in that fairy country to obey him, His ambition blinded him to the rights of others, and he imagined anyone else would act just as he did if anyone else happened to be as clever as himself.