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
Belligerent Great Ambition quotations
We need spirited, energetic and strong young people whose hearts are filled with life, enthusiasm, zeal and dynamism; whose souls are full of ambition, aspiration and vigor and have great goals, rising and aspiring to reach them until they eventually arrive at their destination.
As Christians, I challenge you. Have a great aim - have a high standard - make Jesus your ideal...make Him an ideal not merely to be admired but also to be followed.
By Gryffindor, the bravest were Prized far beyond the rest;
For Ravenclaw, the cleverest Would always be the best; For Hufflepuff, hard workers were Most worthy of admission; And power-hungry Slytherin Loved those of great ambition.
I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.
When Jesus is truly our Lord, He directs our lives and we gladly obey Him.
Indeed, we bring every part of our lives under His lordship - our home and family, our sexuality and marriage, our job or unemployment, our money and possessions, our ambitions and recreations.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambition.
Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.
How sweet the morning air is! ...How small we feel with our petty ambitions and strivings in the presence of the great elemental forces of Nature!
The honey-bee's great ambition is to be rich, to lay up great stores, to possess the sweet of every flower that blooms. She is more than provident. Enough will not satisfy her, she must have all she can get by hook or crook.
I'd rather be partly great than entirely useless.
Between the great things we cannot do and the small things we will not do, the danger is that we shall do nothing.
If you have a great ambition, take as big a step as possible in the direction of fulfilling it. The step may only be a tiny one, but trust that it may be the largest one possible for now.
All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger (it's impossible), but calculating risk and acting decisively. Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer.
What great changes have not been ambitious?
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.
That nervous energy that makes people like you and I want and go after everything in the world - bump our heads on all the hard walls and scratch our hands on all the briars - but it makes living great - doesn't it - I'm glad I want everything in the world - good and bad - bitter and sweet - I want it all and a lot of it too
As a shy kid growing up in Sheffield, I fantasized about how it would be great to be famous so I wouldn't actually have to talk to people and feel awkward. And of course, as we all know from fairy stories, when you achieve that ambition, you find out you don't want it.
Tell the students to give up their small ambitions and come eastward to preach the gospel of Christ.
We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us.
Great ideas need landing gear as well as wings.
The great corporations of this country were not founded by ordinary people.
They were founded by people with extraordinary intelligence, ambition, and aggressiveness.
Do it, and then you will feel motivated to do it.
To his doctrines I owe my great and glorious ambition for the sex to which I proudly belong and whose independence I shall defend until my dying day.
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.
Lycurgus, Numa, Moses, Jesus Christ, Mohammed, all these great rogues, all these great thought-tyrants, knew how to associate the divinities they fabricated with their own boundless ambition.
As long as I can remember I feel I have had this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. My brain becomes magnetized with this dominating force which I hold in my hand.
Level 5 leaders channel their ego needs away from themselves and into the larger goal of building a great company. It's not that Level 5 leaders have no ego or self-interest. Indeed, they are incredibly ambitious-but their ambition is first and foremost for the institution, not themselves.
Great Ambition, unchecked by principle, or the love of Glory, is an unruly Tyrant.
I think you're never going to get somewhere ambitious if you don't start out with great ambitions. What I would say is: we got a start. That to me is a very significant thing. Here we were, a historic meeting to talk about climate change.
The will to incessant creation is vulgar, betraying jealousy, envy, and ambition. Assuming that you are something, there is really nothing that you need to do-and yet you do a great deal. Above the "productive" man there is still a higher type.
Ambition and love are the wings to great deeds.
To forego even ambition when the end is gained - who can say this is not greatness?
My ambition is not to be just a good fighter. I want to be great, something special.
Modeling is a great beginning, but it's also a kind of trap if you have any ambition or a mind that needs to be stimulated.