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Ambition Quotes

Hasty climbers have sudden falls. -Italian Proverb

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. -Anon.

When ambition ends, happiness begins. -Proverb

Children, you must remember something. 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

Very few people are ambitious in the sense of having a specific image of what they want to achieve. Most people's sights are only toward the next run, the next increment of money. -Judith M. Bardwick

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

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

"I was about to meet Beyonce, and I had a full-blown anxiety attack. Then she popped in looking gorgeous, and said, 'You're amazing! When I listen to you I feel like I'm listening to God.'" Adele

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ambition is not what man does... but what man would do. -Robert Browning

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

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

Ambition can creep as well as soar. -Edmund Burke

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

He who surpasses or subdues mankind, must look down on the hate of those below. -Lord (George Gordon) Byron

As falls the dew on quenchless sands, blood only serves to wash ambition's hands. -Lord (George Gordon) Byron

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

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

Big results require big ambitions. -James Champy

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

The noblest spirit is most strongly attracted by the love of glory. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

Ambition makes the same mistake concerning power that avarice makes concerning wealth. She begins by accumulating power as a means to happiness, and she finishes by continuing to accumulate it as an end. -Charles Caleb Colton

A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires. -Joseph Conrad

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

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