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Ambition Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Ambition are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

Winners must have two things:
definite goals and a burning desire to achieve them.
- Anonymous

Related topics: Motivational Leadership Success

Only through experience of trial and suffering
can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared,
ambition inspired, and success achieved.
- Helen Keller

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
Only through experiences of trial and suffering
can the soul be strengthened,
vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
- Helen Keller

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

 

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

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

It's stasis that kills you off in the end, not ambition.
- Bono


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Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
- Marilyn Monroe

Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
- Baruch Spinoza

Beauty is the sole ambition, the exclusive goal of Taste.
- Charles Baudelaire

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

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

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

Ambition is a drug that makes its addicts potential madmen.
- Emile M. Cioran

My only ambition is to be true every moment I am living.
- Juliette Binoche

Ambition never comes to an end.
- Kenneth Kaunda

I will not become a Napoleon nor an Alexander,
and labour for my own ambition; but I will labour for
freedom and for the moral well-being of man.
- Lajos Kossuth

Where ambition can cover its enterprises,
even to the person himself, under the appearance of principle,
it is the most incurable and inflexible of passions.
- Angela Carter

My ambition is to be happy.
- Penelope Cruz

Somebody ought to tell him his ambition is showing.
- Harry Essex

Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.
- Elvis Presley

Obscurity can be a fire of ambition in those who have stalwart souls.
- Taylor Caldwell

One thing all stage mothers share is an overpowering
ambition for their daughters.
- Lawrence Welk

My one ambition was to go to Broadway,
and I never gave up on that dream.
- David Hasselhoff

Some slaves are scoured to their work by whips,
others by their restlessness and ambition.
- John Ruskin

I'm just a ballplayer with one ambition,
and that is to give all I've got to help my ball club win.
I've never played any other way.
- Joe DiMaggio

Time is the only critic without ambition.
- John Steinbeck

I did not want to be depressed by the gap existing
between my weakness and my ambition.
- Ella Maillart

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

It's incredible considering the public perception that
he was tight fisted and he was more than prudent,
and lacked ambition to take Tottenham to where the fans wanted them to be.
- Alan Hansen

I have no ambition to surprise my reader.
Castles with unknown passages are not compatible with my homely muse.
- Anthony Trollope

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

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

A young man without ambition is an old man waiting to be.
- Steven Brust

I can't sing.
Definitely no ambition in that area.
- Corin Nemec

I think when people talk about ambition and talking to him,
it might have seemed that he wasn't ambitious.
- Alan Hansen

My ambition is to do a good job.
I never plan anything.
- Ilie Nastase

Ambition often puts Men upon doing the meanest offices;
so climbing is performed in the same position with creeping.
- A. C. Benson

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.
- Abraham Lincoln

With just about every player in Australia,
his whole goal and ambition is to play for Australia.
That's why they're playing first class cricket.
It's just a different attitude.
- Shane Warne

The tragedy is that so many have ambition and so few have ability.
- William Feather

The experience awakened 'my tremendous musical ambition,
which has never subsided to this day.
- Georg Solti

Maybe wanting to retire is my ambition.
- Brenda Blethyn

As the country now turns a new leaf,
our ambition is to give hope to each and every Afghan.
- Hamid Karzai

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

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

Mel is nuts.
He puts on a suit and a tie and acts like a normal
person so people think he's okay.
He's definitely out in left field.
He's got the ambition of a boy.
- Dom DeLuise

The world has nothing to fear from military ambition in our Government.
- James K. Polk

I didn't know then that I would never be able to leave
the sounds and smells of these sights behind me,
but I was fiercely conscious of one thing-my ambition.
- Emanuel Celler

The greatest evil which fortune can inflict on men
is to endow them with small talents and great ambition.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

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

Ambition has but one reward for all:
A little power,
a little transient fame; A grave to rest in,
and a fading name!
- Walter Savage Landor

What likelihood is there of corrupting a man who has no ambition?
- Samuel Richardson

I'm hopeful.
I know there is a lot of ambition in Washington,
obviously.
But I hope the ambitious realize that they are more
likely to succeed with success as opposed to failure.
- George W. Bush

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

I had a burning ambition.
Otherwise, I wouldn't have accomplished it.
- Claire Bloom

The movies that are made more thoughtfully or made
or with more ambition often get just get drowned out by the noise.
- Roger Ebert

That which is given with pride and ostentation is rather
an ambition than a bounty.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

My ambition in high school was to be a high school coach and teacher,
and that's still what I do: teach.
- Mike Krzyzewski

The bulk of mankind have indeed, in all countries in their turn,
been made the prey of ambition.
- Mercy Otis Warren

Ambition must be made to counteract ambition.
- James Madison

Ambition is the path to success.
Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.
- Bill Bradley

Ambition is a Dead Sea fruit, and the greatest peril
to the soul is that one is likely to get precisely what he is seeking.
- Edward Dahlberg

If you have ambition, you might not achieve anything,
but without ambition, you are almost certain not to achieve anything.
- Whitfield Diffie

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

May the same Almighty Goodness banish the accursed monster,
war, from all lands, with her hated associates,
rapine and insatiable ambition!
- Daniel Boone

I am still full of ambition.
- Jan Timman

As a youngster, I enjoyed sport and my ambition was to be a great sportsman.
- Lynn Davies

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

I didn't have any ambition to produce big mainstream popcorn movies.
- Jodie Foster

My biggest ambition is never to be bored.
I'm not aggressive enough to strongly run after being an actress.
- Anjelica Huston


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