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Ambition quotes by Gurbaksh Chahal
#1. You quit, you lose. You keep going, you may still lose. But, your ambition will never die. #Quote by Gurbaksh Chahal
Ambition quotes by Richard North Patterson
#2. Aggressiveness is good in a combat leader. Combining that with ambition and insecurity becomes more problematic. #Quote by Richard North Patterson
Ambition quotes by Ravi Shankar
#3. My secret ambition was always to provide music for animation films: something with an Indian theme, either a fairy tale or mythological tale or on the Krishna theme. I still have a very deep desire, but these sorts of chances don't always come. #Quote by Ravi Shankar
Ambition quotes by Michael Short
#4. Perhaps the most reliable route to meaning and joy, to plunging below the surface and seeking more than the superficiality of material ambition, is connection with people, places, ideas and issues. Of these, the most important are people and relationships. And the most reliable route to relationships is conversation. #Quote by Michael Short
Ambition quotes by Steven Erikson
#5. Ambition is not a dirty word. Piss on compromise. Go for the throat. #Quote by Steven Erikson
Ambition quotes by Katherine Boo
#6. She had seen behind the obvious truth
that Mumbai was a hive of hope and ambition
to a profitable corollary. Mumbai was a place of festering grievance and ambient envy. Was there a soul in this enriching, unequal city who didn't blame his dissatisfaction on someone else? #Quote by Katherine Boo
Ambition quotes by Wendell Phillips
#7. Society,
the only field where the sexes have ever met on terms of equality, the arena where character is formed and studied, the cradle and the realm of public opinion, the crucible of ideas, the world's university, at once a school and a theater, the spur and the crown of ambition, the tribunal which unmasks pretension and stamps real merit, the power that gives government leave to be, and outruns the lazy Church in fixing the moral sense of the eye. #Quote by Wendell Phillips
Ambition quotes by James Boswell
#8. I am sensible that my keenness of temper, and a vanity to be distinguished for the day, make me too often splash in life ... I amresolved to restrain myself and attend more to decorum. #Quote by James Boswell
Ambition quotes by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
#9. Whoever that came up with the idea of people having to have 'a dream' sure knew how to keep these creatures called human beings preoccupied. #Quote by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Ambition quotes by Stephen Rea
#10. I'm not in denial about technology, but my mother used to say when I was a kid, 'Son, you're handless,' because I couldn't fix anything. My ambition is to be a Luddite. #Quote by Stephen Rea
Ambition quotes by Panashe Chigumadzi
#11. The time for careers and passions was gone. Hunger pangs displaced ambition. #Quote by Panashe Chigumadzi
Ambition quotes by Bruce Sterling
#12. The gifts we received from the dead: those were the world's only genuine gifts. All other things in the world were commodities. The dead were, by definition, those who gave to us without reward. And, especially: our dead gave to us, the living, within a dead context. Their gifts to us were not just abjectly generous, but archaic and profoundly confusing.
Whenever we disciplined ourselves, in some vague hope of benefiting posterity, in some ambition to create a better future beyond our own moment in time, then we were doing something beyond a rational analysis. Those in that future could never see us with our own eyes: they would see us only with the eyes that we ourselves gave to them. Never our own eyes: always with their own. And the future's eyes always saw the truths of the past as blinkered, backward, halting. Superstition. #Quote by Bruce Sterling
Ambition quotes by William Ernest Hocking
#13. Wherever moral ambition exists, there right exists. And moral ambition itself must be presumed present in subconsciousness, even when the conscious self seems to reject it, so long as society has resources for bringing it into action; in much the same way that the life-saver presumes life to exist in the drowned man until he has exhausted his resources for recovering respiration. #Quote by William Ernest Hocking
Ambition quotes by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
#14. 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. #Quote by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
Ambition quotes by Jeanette Winterson
#15. I am an ambitious writer – I don't see the point of being anything, no, not anything at all, if you have no ambition for it. #Quote by Jeanette Winterson
Ambition quotes by Dmitry Medvedev
#16. My main ambition is to be of use to my country and my people. #Quote by Dmitry Medvedev
Ambition quotes by Raheem Devaughn
#17. Sometimes, it is best to listen, ask the super question, for ambition is hustle. #Quote by Raheem Devaughn
Ambition quotes by Adam Smith
#18. The great source of both the misery and disorders of human life, seems to arise from over-rating the difference between one permanent situation and another. Avarice over-rates the difference between poverty and riches: ambition, that between a private and a public station: vain-glory, that between obscurity and extensive reputation. The person under the influence of any of those extravagant passions, is not only miserable in his actual situation, but is often disposed to disturb the peace of society, in order to arrive at that which he so foolishly admires. The slightest observation, however, might satisfy him, that, in all the ordinary situations of human life, a well-disposed mind may be equally calm, equally cheerful, and equally contented. Some of those situations may, no doubt, deserve to be preferred to others: but none of them can deserve to be pursued with that passionate ardour which drives us to violate the rules either of prudence or of justice; or to corrupt the future tranquillity of our minds, either by shame from the remembrance of our own folly, or by remorse from the horror of our own injustice. #Quote by Adam Smith
Ambition quotes by Caroline Knapp
#19. If only we lived in a culture in which internal measures of satisfaction and success - a capacity for joy and caring, an ability to laugh, a sense of connection to others, a belief in social justice - were as highly valued as external measures. If only we lived in a culture that made ambition compatible with motherhood and family life, that presented models of women who were integrated and whole: strong, sexual, ambitious, cued into their own varied appetites and demands, and equipped with the freedom and resources to explore all of them. If only women felt less isolated in their frustration and fatigue, less torn between competing hungers, less compelled to keep nine balls in the air at once, and less prone to blame themselves when those balls come crashing to the floor. If only we exercised our own power, which is considerable but woefully underused; if only we defined desire on our own terms. And - painfully, truly - if only we didn't care so much about how we looked, how much we weighed, what we wore. #Quote by Caroline Knapp
Ambition quotes by Thomas Brooks
#20. Ambition is a gilded misery, a secret poison, a hidden plague, the engineer of deceit, the mother of hypocrisy, the parent of envy, the original of vices, the moth of holiness, the blinder of hearts, turning medicines into maladies, and remedies into diseases. #Quote by Thomas Brooks
Ambition quotes by Peter Schjeldahl
#21. Picasso had nicknamed Georges Braque "Wilbur," thereby becoming "Orville" in their Wright Brothers-like ambition to get painting off the ground of conventional representation. #Quote by Peter Schjeldahl
Ambition quotes by Jorge Luis Borges
#22. The exercise of letters is sometimes linked to the ambition to contruct an absolute book, a book of books that includes the otherslike a Platonic archetype, an object whose virtues are not diminished by the passage of time. #Quote by Jorge Luis Borges
Ambition quotes by Noel Fielding
#23. I had always drawn, every day as long as I had held a pencil, and just assumed everyone else had too ... Art had saved me and helped me fit in ... Art was always my saving grace ... Comedy didn't come until much later for me. I've always tried to combine the two things, art and comedy, and couldn't make a choice between the two. It was always my ambition to make comedy with an art-school slant, and art that could be funny instead of po-faced. #Quote by Noel Fielding
Ambition quotes by Marty Rubin
#24. Beware of that demon called 'Changing The World'. #Quote by Marty Rubin
Ambition quotes by Rebecca Traister
#25. In work, it is possible to find commitment, attachment, chemistry, and connection. In fact, it's high time that more people acknowledged the electric pull that women can feel for their profession, the exciting heat of ambition and frisson of success. #Quote by Rebecca Traister
Ambition quotes by Billy Collins
#26. I was influenced by the Beats because I actually just began to commit adolescence around 1955, when "Howl" and Rebel Without a Cause and a lot of other new things were popping up. (Again I'm trying to give you a finite version of this career.) And then I came under the sway of Wallace Stevens when I was in college and graduate school, and basically set as a life goal the ambition of writing third-rate Wallace Stevens. I thought I would be completely content if I was recognized at some later point in my life as a third-rate Wallace Stevens. #Quote by Billy Collins
Ambition quotes by Mary Karr
#27. Gary Shteyngart has written a memoir for the ages. I spat laughter on the first page and closed the last with wet eyes. Un-put-down-able in the day and a half I spent reading it, Little Failure is a window into immigrant agony and ambition, Jewish angst, and anybody's desperate need for a tribe. Readers who've fallen for Shteyngart's antics on the page will relish the trademark humor. But here it's laden and leavened with a deep, consequential, psychological journey. Brave and unflinching, Little Failure is his best book to date #Quote by Mary Karr
Ambition quotes by James Madison
#28. A people armed and free, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition and is a bulwark for the nation against foreign invasion and domestic oppression. #Quote by James Madison
Ambition quotes by Robert B. Laughlin
#29. My job at Stanford is rather different from the ones I had held previously in that my own ambitions must take a back seat to the well-being of the students with whom I work. #Quote by Robert B. Laughlin
Ambition quotes by Ethan Canin
#30. An infant, in his first sleepiness, must let go of the world; a man must learn to die. What comes between are the grains of sand. Ambition. Loss. Envy. Desire. Hatred. Love. Tenderness. Joy. Shame. Loneliness. Ecstasy. Ache. Surrender. #Quote by Ethan Canin
Ambition quotes by W.H. Davies
#31. I had Ambition, by which sin
The angels fell:
I climbed and,step by step, O Lord,
Ascended into Hell. #Quote by W.H. Davies
Ambition quotes by Bob Marley
#32. 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. #Quote by Bob Marley
Ambition quotes by Mary Oliver
#33. Various ambitions to complete the poem, to see it in print, to enjoy the gratification of someone's comment about it - serve in some measure as incentives to the writer's work. Though each of these is reasonable, each is a threat to the other ambition of the poet, which is to write as well as Keats, Yeats, or Williams - or whoever it was who scribbled onto a page a few lines whose force the reader once felt and has never forgotten. Every poet's ambition should be to write as well. Anything else is only a flirtation. #Quote by Mary Oliver
Ambition quotes by Graham Roberts
#34. My ambition is to go back to Spurs and Rangers in some capacity and give something back that they gave to me. #Quote by Graham Roberts
Ambition quotes by Bidemi Mark-Mordi
#35. Success should be an ambition within the parameters of Purpose. #Quote by Bidemi Mark-Mordi
Ambition quotes by Renzo Dante (Saligiare)
#36. Ambition's ambition is immortality. To create an eternal legacy. #Quote by Renzo Dante (Saligiare)
Ambition quotes by Jean Dubuffet
#37. I had given up ( around 1950, fh) any ambition of making a career as an artist ... ..I had lost all interest in the art shown in galleries and museums, and I no longer aspired to fit in that world. I loved the paintings done by children, and my only desire was to do the same for my own pleasure. #Quote by Jean Dubuffet
Ambition quotes by Ayn Rand
#38. He, the man of violent energy and passionate ambition, the man of achievement, lighted by the flame of his success and flung into the midst of those pretentious ashes who called themselves an intellectual elite, the burned-out remnants of undigested culture, feeding on the afterglow of the minds of others, offering their denial of the mind as their only claim to distinction, and a craving to control the world as their only lust ... #Quote by Ayn Rand
Ambition quotes by Winston Churchill
#39. I play for high stakes and given an audience - there is no act too daring or too noble. #Quote by Winston Churchill
Ambition quotes by Samer Chidiac
#40. Look beyond what you can see, Think Potential #Quote by Samer Chidiac
Ambition quotes by Rob Lowe
#41. Things that I consider bad qualities, I always try and figure out where they are coming from. I don't consider ambition to be a bad one. It's served me very well in my life. Very well. #Quote by Rob Lowe
Ambition quotes by Natasha Richardson
#42. On the day we filmed the scene, a bee stung me. I screamed and cried so much they called a doctor, and my father said, "It can't hurt that badly!" But it wasn't the pain that upset me, it was the thought that I mightn't be in the film. Already the little professional. #Quote by Natasha Richardson
Ambition quotes by Marquis De Sade
#43. 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. #Quote by Marquis De Sade
Ambition quotes by Albert Einstein
#44. Nothing truly valuable arises from ambition or from a mere sense of duty; it stems rather from love and devotion towards men and towards objective things. #Quote by Albert Einstein
Ambition quotes by Paulo Coelho
#45. Making fun of anyone who seeks happiness rather than money and accusing them of "lacking ambition." #Quote by Paulo Coelho
Ambition quotes by Patti Smith
#46. I just do my work, and I work every day, and my ambition is just to do something better than I last did. #Quote by Patti Smith
Ambition quotes by Raymond Loewy
#47. I sought excitement and, taking chances, I was all ready to fail in order to achieve something large. #Quote by Raymond Loewy
Ambition quotes by Lawrence Durrell
#48. The loved object is simply one that has shared an experience at the same moment of time, narcissistically; and the desire to be near the beloved object is at first not due to the idea of possessing it, but simply to let the two experiences compare themselves, like reflections in different mirrors. All this may precede the first look, kiss, or touch; precede ambition, pride, or envy; precede the first declarations which mark the turning point - for from here love degenerates into habit, possession, and back to loneliness. #Quote by Lawrence Durrell
Ambition quotes by L.M. Montgomery
#49. I'd like to add some beauty to life," said Anne dreamily. "I don't exactly want to make people KNOW more ... though I know that IS the noblest ambition ... but I'd love to make them have a pleasanter time because of me ... to have some little joy or happy thought that would never have existed if I hadn't been born. #Quote by L.M. Montgomery
Ambition quotes by Julian Barnes
#50. Like what? The things Literature was all about: love, sex, morality, friendship, happiness, suffering, betrayal, adultery, good and evil, heroes and villains, guilt and innocence, ambition, power, justice, revolution, war, fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, the individual against society, success and failure, murder, suicide, death, God. And barn owls. #Quote by Julian Barnes
Ambition quotes by Megyn Kelly
#51. Here is an entry from June 12, 1989, three and a half years after my father's death: I feel so helpless sometimes. I know that my destiny is in my own hands, but to what extent? There is so much to think about - family, friends, career, LIFE! Will my grandchildren read this, years from now, and see it as the only thing to remember me by? No legacy? We're here for such a short time. But what exactly are my ambitions? I thought ambition was viewed as bad, as wrong. It turns out it's the key to everything. Where will I be in ten years? I want to be successful. What do I believe in - really believe in? Hell, Megyn, what do you even know about the world? I want to know what my teachers know. Where is it all? In books? I know where it is - it's in years and years of research and experiences. That's not something I can just have. I have to get it all for myself. I'm just sitting here wondering who I really am inside and - who am I to become? #Quote by Megyn Kelly
Ambition quotes by Seneca
#52. Why do we complain of Nature? She has shown herself kindly; life, if you know how to use it, is long. But one man is possessed by an avarice that is insatiable, another by a toilsome devotion to tasks that are useless; one man is besotted with wine, another is paralyzed by sloth; one man is exhausted by an ambition that always hangs upon the decision of others, another, driven on by the greed of the trader, is led over all lands and all seas by the hope of gain; some are tormented by a passion for war and are always either bent upon inflicting danger upon others or concerned about their own; some there are who are worn out by voluntary servitude in a thankless attendance upon the great; many are kept busy either in the pursuit of other men's fortune or in complaining of their own; many, following no fixed aim, shifting and inconstant and dissatisfied, are plunged by their fickleness into plans that are ever new; some have no fixed principle by which to direct their course, but Fate takes them unawares while they loll and yawn - so surely does it happen that I cannot doubt the truth of that utterance which the greatest of poets delivered with all the seeming of an oracle: "The part of life we really live is small."5 For all the rest of existence is not life, but merely time. Vices beset us and surround us on every side, and they do not permit us to rise anew and lift up our eyes for the discernment of truth, but they keep us down when once they have overwhelmed us and we are c #Quote by Seneca
Ambition quotes by Lalit Sharma
#53. Everyone can be in a relationship. And being in a relationship doesn't means that you have to catch each other hands and walk in-front of everyone without caring anyone. Make conversations short and sweet..and to the point. Don't keep talking over the phones for hours with the things that doesn't makes sense. First priority should be parents. If wanna be in a relationship do it in a standard way. And first focus on what you should do. Do not prioritize your ambition on some one just without caring your parents.First focus on making life so that you can keep your parents and relationship happy. That when you are successful only then take a big step. #Quote by Lalit Sharma
Ambition quotes by Arthur C. Clarke
#54. Everybody on this island has one ambition, which may be summed up very simply. It is to do something, however small it may be, better than anyone else. Of course, it's an ideal we don't all achieve. But in this modern world the great thing is to have an ideal. Achieving it is considerably less important. #Quote by Arthur C. Clarke
Ambition quotes by Holliday Grainger
#55. I don't have any massive ambitions to be a movie star. #Quote by Holliday Grainger
Ambition quotes by Criss Jami
#56. Women rescue men just as much as, if not more than, men rescue women. #Quote by Criss Jami
Ambition quotes by A.W. Tozer
#57. Let the average man be put to the proof on the question of who is above, and his true position will be exposed. Let him be forced into making a choice between God and money, between God and men, between God and personal ambition, God and self, God and human love, and God will take second place every time. #Quote by A.W. Tozer
Ambition quotes by Taylor Swift
#58. Sometimes you see these people who are just so - God - so affected by all of it, where ambition has taken precedence over happiness. But when I meet people who really embody this serenity of knowing that they have had an amazing life - James Taylor, Kris Kristofferson, and Ethel Kennedy ... They just seem to be effervescent. #Quote by Taylor Swift
Ambition quotes by Josef Pieper
#59. If in this supreme test, in face of which the braggart falls silent and every heroic gesture is paralyzed, a man walks straight up to the cause of his fear and is not deterred from doing that which is good
which ultimately means for the sake of God, and therefore not from ambition or from fear of being taken for a coward
this man, and he alone, is truly brave. #Quote by Josef Pieper
Ambition quotes by Richard Rorty
#60. My principal motive is the belief that we can still make admirable sense of our lives even if we cease to have ... an ambition of transcendence. #Quote by Richard Rorty
Ambition quotes by Mary Shelley
#61. Seek happiness in tranquility and avoid ambition even if it be only the apparently innocent one of distinguishing yourself in science and discoveries. #Quote by Mary Shelley
Ambition quotes by Eric Liddell
#62. 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. #Quote by Eric Liddell
Ambition quotes by Virginia Woolf
#63. Better is it', she thought, 'to be clothed with poverty and ignorance, which are the dark garments of the female sex; better be quit of martial ambition, the love of power, and all the other manly desires if so one can more fully enjoy the most exalted raptures known to the humane spirit, which are', she said aloud as her habit was when deeply moved, 'contemplation, solitude, love. #Quote by Virginia Woolf
Ambition quotes by William Shakespeare
#64. Which dreams indeed are ambition;for the very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream. A dream itself is but a shadow. #Quote by William Shakespeare
Ambition quotes by Christopher Marlowe
#65. All women are ambitious naturallie #Quote by Christopher Marlowe
Ambition quotes by Charles Caleb Colton
#66. For what are the triumphs of war, planned by ambition, executed by violence, and consummated by devastation? The means are the sacrifice of many, the end, the bloated aggrandizement of the few. #Quote by Charles Caleb Colton
Ambition quotes by Plutarch
#67. Rome was in the most dangerous inclination to change on account of the unequal distribution of wealth and property, those of highest rank and greatest spirit having impoverished themselves by shows, entertainments, ambition of offices, and sumptuous buildings, and the riches of the city having thus fallen into the hands of mean and low-born persons. So that there wanted but a slight impetus to set all in motion, it being in the power of every daring man to overturn a sickly commonwealth. #Quote by Plutarch
Ambition quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#68. When we fail, we think that is the end of life. Actually, it is the beginning of a greater life when we persistently preserved. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Ambition quotes by James Lileks
#69. The International Criminal Court, like most international institutions, is a wonderful idea. A noble idea. All it needs to work is planetary government, worldwide democracy and the triumph of reason over tribal loyalties, political doctrines and individual ambition. In other words, it requires that we all live in the world described by the "Star Trek" television shows. #Quote by James Lileks
Ambition quotes by Barbara Kruger
#70. The place of the arts in the classroom is essential in encouraging invention, ambition, and an understanding of the importance and pleasures of living an examined life, #Quote by Barbara Kruger
Ambition quotes by Whitfield Diffie
#71. If you have ambition, you might not achieve anything, but without ambition, you are almost certain not to achieve anything. #Quote by Whitfield Diffie
Ambition quotes by Zero Dean
#72. Don't let your life goals fall victim to the allure of comfortable routines. #Quote by Zero Dean
Ambition quotes by Francisco Franco
#73. I am responsible only to God and history. #Quote by Francisco Franco
Ambition quotes by Molly Bloom
#74. I wasn't born with a way to get it, like my brothers. I was waiting for my opportunity and somehow I knew it would come. #Quote by Molly Bloom
Ambition quotes by Pattie Boyd
#75. I never wanted to be an actress. I didn't have any ambition in that area. #Quote by Pattie Boyd
Ambition quotes by Gertrude Atherton
#76. It took me some time to learn that although every one secretly cherishes the ambition to be 'put in a book,' no one is ever satisfied with anything save incense, butter, and honey, unrelieved by salt or spice. #Quote by Gertrude Atherton
Ambition quotes by Eiji Yoshikawa
#77. A day in a man's life is constructed according to whether he accepts or rejects flashes of inspiration. #Quote by Eiji Yoshikawa
Ambition quotes by Chin-Ning Chu
#78. To succeed in life in today's world, you must have the will and tenacity to finish the job. #Quote by Chin-Ning Chu
Ambition quotes by Adam Nevill
#79. These great historical figures we admire for their conquests, their drive, their ambition, and the progress they are said to have been responsible for. But would we have not been better off as a species without them? #Quote by Adam Nevill
Ambition quotes by Sumana Roy
#80. It was impossible to rush plants, to tell a tree to 'hurry up'. In envy, in admiration and with ambition, I began to call that pace 'Tree time'. #Quote by Sumana Roy
Ambition quotes by Joyce Rachelle
#81. Not everything you're good at is what you're called to do. #Quote by Joyce Rachelle
Ambition quotes by Richelle E. Goodrich
#82. What do you mean I have to wait for someone's approval? I'm someone. I approve. So I give myself permission to move forward with my full support! #Quote by Richelle E. Goodrich
Ambition quotes by Gary Hamel
#83. **New business concepts are always, always the product of lucky foresight.**
That's right - the essential insight doesn't come out of any dirigiste planning process; it comes form some cocktail of happenstance, desire, curiosity, ambition and need. But at the end of the day, there has to be a degree of foresight
a sense of where new riches lie. So radical innovation is always one part fortuity and one part clearheaded vision.
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[2002] p.23 #Quote by Gary Hamel
Ambition quotes by Sheryl Sandberg
#84. Women don't take enough risks. Men are just 'foot on the gas pedal.' We're not going to close the achievement gap until we close the ambition gap. #Quote by Sheryl Sandberg
Ambition quotes by Marty Rubin
#85. Space-the illusion that one is getting somewhere. #Quote by Marty Rubin
Ambition quotes by Todd William
#86. The desirable elements of life that appear unreachable to the unambitious serve as mere destinations to the determined mind. #Quote by Todd William
Ambition quotes by Paul Daniels
#87. I don't particularly have any magical ambitions, but then, I never did. I just enjoyed the game. #Quote by Paul Daniels
Ambition quotes by Dwight D. Eisenhower
#88. I am inclined by nature to be optimistic about the capacity of a person to rise higher than he or she has thought possible once interest and ambition are aroused. #Quote by Dwight D. Eisenhower
Ambition quotes by Amen Muffler
#89. Big houses are not build by big or powerful men but rather by ambitious and determined men. Their achievements make them big/powerful men #Quote by Amen Muffler
Ambition quotes by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
#90. Give God a break: work for what you are praying for. #Quote by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Ambition quotes by Anne Elisabeth Stengl
#91. Do you understand, mortal?" Eanrin said. "We Faerie know it's the spirit that counts, and all else is malleable. Beauty or ugliness; brawn or frailty; height or lack thereof
these appearances can be exchanged with scarcely a thought! But the truth ... now, that's another issue. The truth of the thing, the person behind what you perceive with any of your paltry five senses ... Creature of dust, it's the truth that counts! And you'll rarely find more truth than in Faerie tales."
With those words, the golden man dwindled into the golden cat, and try as he might, the Chronicler could perceive him as nothing else. But he was still Eanrin, and he smiled, pleased with himself.
"That wasn't a half-bad monologue. Do you find yourself inspired to new heights of ambition? #Quote by Anne Elisabeth Stengl
Ambition quotes by Niall Ferguson
#92. In the old days it would have been a relatively simple matter to have checked Hitler's territorial ambitions. All you'd have needed would have been the 1914 combination of Britain, France and Russia. Indeed, if such an alliance had acted decisively to defend Czechoslovakia in 1938, Hitler might even have been overthrown by his own military. But it was not to be. #Quote by Niall Ferguson
Ambition quotes by Ryan Holiday
#93. True will is quiet humility, resilience, and flexibility; the other kind of will is weakness disguised by bluster and ambition. #Quote by Ryan Holiday
Ambition quotes by Hermann Hesse
#94. What you call passion is not a spiritual force, but friction between the soul and the outside world. Where passion dominates, that does not signify the presence of greater desire and ambition, but rather the misdirection of these qualities toward and isolated and false goal, with a consequent tension and sultriness in the atmosphere. Those who direct the maximum force of their desires toward the center, toward true being, toward perfection, seem quieter than the passionate souls because the flame of their fervor cannot always be seen. In argument, for example, they will not shout or wave their arms. But, I assure you, they are nevertheless, burning with subdued fires. #Quote by Hermann Hesse
Ambition quotes by Paul Arden
#95. Talent helps, but it won't take you as far as ambition. #Quote by Paul Arden
Ambition quotes by Seneca The Younger
#96. Study rather to fill your mind than your coffers; knowing that gold and silver were originally mingled with dirt, until avarice or ambition parted them. #Quote by Seneca The Younger
Ambition quotes by Malab, The Komorébi
#97. malcolm pimped

malcolm did fraud

malcolm stole

malcolm did so many things,

but that wasn't the end of the story

it doesn't have to end this way for you either

bc malcolm x spoke at oxford union,


&this was a man who didn't even go to university

university students were the audience to man who didn't finish high school

he stood where presidents

&prime ministers stood #Quote by Malab, The Komorébi
Ambition quotes by Honore De Balzac
#98. Emulation is not rivalry. Emulation is the child of ambition; rivalry is the unlovable daughter of envy. #Quote by Honore De Balzac
Ambition quotes by Booker T. Washington
#99. The ambition to secure an education was most praiseworthy and encouraging. The idea, however, was too prevalent that, as soon as one secured a little education, in some unexplainable way he would be free from most of the hardships of the world, and, at any rate, could live without manual labour. There was a further feeling that a knowledge, however little, of the Greek and Latin languages would make one a very superior human being, something bordering almost on the supernatural. #Quote by Booker T. Washington
Ambition quotes by John Milton
#100. But what will not ambition and revenge
Descend to? #Quote by John Milton
Ambition quotes by D.L. Moody
#101. I believe firmly, that the moment our hearts are emptied of pride and selfishness and ambition and self-seeking, and everything that is contrary to God's law, the Holy Ghost will come and fill every corner of our hearts; but if we are full of pride and conceit, and ambition and self-seeking, and pleasure and the world, there is no room for the Spirit of God; and I believe many a man is praying to God to fill him when he is full already with something else. Before we pray that God would fill us, I believe we ought to pray Him to empty us. There must be an emptying before there can be a filling; and when the heart is turned upside #Quote by D.L. Moody
Ambition quotes by Salvador Dali
#102. 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. #Quote by Salvador Dali
Ambition quotes by Orson Scott Card
#103. We have discussed your definition, analyzed its ramifications to a reasonable depth, and accept it," said the expendable.
"Meaning I gave you what you wanted?"
"Ambition and desire are human traits. You gave us what we lacked. #Quote by Orson Scott Card
Ambition quotes by Susan Orlean
#104. I've always been afraid of video games - not afraid that I wouldn't like them, but that I would like them too much, and that after mere seconds in front of any particularly bright and absorbing game, I would abandon all ambition, turn into a mouth-breathing zombie, and develop a wide, sofa-shaped rear end. #Quote by Susan Orlean
Ambition quotes by David Lat
#105. Have you ever had an experience where, had things turned out just a little bit differently, your entire life would have been transformed?

Like a Supreme Court clerkship, a Rhodes Scholarship gets mentioned in your obituary.

The door was open just a crack, in a way that seemed to say "I have an 'open door' policy, but I really don't want to be bothered."

Success didn't take you off the treadmill, but simply put you on a different treadmill, at a higher speed and with a steeper incline.

When we're young, overachieving, and unstoppable, we all think we're special. But as we grow older, we reach a more realistic understanding of our place in the world. It happens at different times for different people, but eventually we all come to terms with our own ordinariness. #Quote by David Lat
Ambition quotes by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
#106. Emulation, even in brutes, is sensitively "nervous." See the tremor of the thoroughbred racer before he starts. The dray-horse does not tremble, but he does not emulate. It is not his work to run a race. Says Marcus Antoninus, "It is all one to a stone whether it be thrown upward or downward." Yet the emulation of a man of genius is seldom with his contemporaries, that is, inwardly in his mind, although outwardly in his act it would seem so. The competitors with whom his secret ambition seems to vie are the dead. #Quote by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
Ambition quotes by Pythagoras
#107. Some are slaves of ambition or money, but others are interested in understanding life itself. These give themselves the name of philosophers , and they value the contemplation and discovery of nature beyond all other pursuits. #Quote by Pythagoras
Ambition quotes by Sallust
#108. It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the truth in their breasts, and show, like jugglers, another thing in their mouths, to cut all friendships and enmities to the measure of their own interest, and to make a good countenance without the help of good will. #Quote by Sallust
Ambition quotes by Amit Kalantri
#109. You dad gives what you desire, but destiny gives what you deserve. #Quote by Amit Kalantri
Ambition quotes by Robert Green Ingersoll
#110. All should be taught that the highest ambition is to be happy, and to add to the well-being of others; that place and power are not necessary to success; that the desire to acquire great wealth is a kind of insanity. They should be taught that it is a waste of energy, a waste of thought, a waste of life, to acquire what you do not need and what you do not really use for the benefit of yourself or others. #Quote by Robert Green Ingersoll
Ambition quotes by Satya Nadella
#111. My ambition with connectivity is not to fly balloons in the national airspace of other countries, but my dream is to be able to enable the local entrepreneurs to have low-cost connectivity solutions. #Quote by Satya Nadella
Ambition quotes by Idries Shah
#112. The object of Sufi preparatory study, however, being to illustrate, expose and out-manoeuvre superficial ambition. #Quote by Idries Shah
Ambition quotes by Tupac Shakur
#113. Driving by my ambitions, desire higher positions, to see eternally and my mission, to be more than just a rap musician. #Quote by Tupac Shakur
Ambition quotes by Gustave Flaubert
#114. In spite of her vapourish airs (as the housewives of Yonville called them), Emma, all the same, never seemed gay, and usually she had at the corners of her mouth that immobile contraction that puckers the faces of old maids, and those of men whose ambition has failed. #Quote by Gustave Flaubert
Ambition quotes by Jan Siegel
#115. When ambition outstrips ability, that is always a recipe for disaster. #Quote by Jan Siegel
Ambition quotes by Will Durant
#116. The qualities of character can be arranged in triads, in each of which the first and last qualities will be extremes and vices, and the middle quality a virtue or an excellence. So between cowardice and rashness is courage; between stinginess and extravagance is liberality; between sloth and greed is ambition; between humility and pride is modesty; between secrecy and loquacity, honesty; between moroseness and buffoonery, good humor; between quarrelsomeness and flattery, friendship; between Hamlet's indecisiveness and Quixote's impulsiveness is self-control.49 "Right," then, in ethics or conduct, is not different from "right" in mathematics or engineering; it means correct, fit, what works best to the best result. The #Quote by Will Durant
Ambition quotes by Mercy Otis Warren
#117. The bulk of mankind have indeed, in all countries in their turn, been made the prey of ambition. #Quote by Mercy Otis Warren
Ambition quotes by Morgan Chabane
#118. My vision is to change the world and paint it with a brush that is powerful enough to make us one. #Quote by Morgan Chabane
Ambition quotes by Lady Gaga
#119. I had this dream, and I really wanted to be a star. And I was almost a monster in the way that I was really fearless with my ambitions. #Quote by Lady Gaga
Ambition quotes by Ingvar Kamprad
#120. It was our duty to expand. Those who cannot or will not join us are to be pitied. What we want to do, we can do and will do, together. A glorious future! #Quote by Ingvar Kamprad
Ambition quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#121. Explore new learning adventures. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Ambition quotes by Ankit Patni
#122. My belief in life is that you need only three things to get to the top- Talent, Ambition and Initiative. #Quote by Ankit Patni
Ambition quotes by Olivia Jaymes
#123. Let's face it. I'm the romantic equivalent of the Bermuda Triangle. Men date me then disappear , never to be heard from again."

Jaymes, Olivia (2013-12-18). Justice Healed (Cowboy Justice Association Book 2) (Kindle Locations 981-982). Blonde Ambition Press. Kindle Edition. #Quote by Olivia Jaymes
Ambition quotes by S. Hunter Nisbet
#124. What you're saying," I clarify through clenched teeth, "is that call boys don't make it far in government. #Quote by S. Hunter Nisbet
Ambition quotes by Adrian Grenier
#125. My only ambition when I came to Hollywood was to pay my rent. #Quote by Adrian Grenier
Ambition quotes by Gunter Grass
#126. Grownups have it in them to be creative, and sometimes, with the help of ambition, hard work, and a bit of luck they actually are, but being grownups, they have no sooner created some epoch-making invention than they become a slave to it. #Quote by Gunter Grass
Ambition quotes by Criss Jami
#127. A good work ethic is not so much a concern for hard work but rather one for responsibility. There have been a great many men and women who have in fact used work or hustle or selfish ambition as an escape from real responsibility, an escape from purpose. In matters such as these, the hard worker is just as dysfunctional as the sloth. #Quote by Criss Jami
Ambition quotes by George Sand
#128. My strength has not equaled my mad ambition. I have remained obscure; I have done worse
I have touched success, and allowed it to escape me. #Quote by George Sand
Ambition quotes by Vincent Piazza
#129. I applied a lot of the same principles I used in hockey into my acting. I might have had some naive ambitions of making the NHL, but thank God, playing hockey gave me a good foundation for everything else. #Quote by Vincent Piazza
Ambition quotes by Jack London
#130. Infinite ambition and infinite loneliness, receiving neither help nor sympathy, I did it all for myself
navigation, mathematics, science, literature and what not. And history tells of opportunity that came to the slaves who rose to the purple. No man makes opportunity. All the great men ever did was to know it when it came to them. #Quote by Jack London
Ambition quotes by Ambrose Bierce
#131. Ability is commonly found to consist mainly in a high degree of solemnity. #Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Ambition quotes by Ben Hewitt
#132. the more thoroughly I liberate myself from prevailing cultural assumptions - around education, wealth, ambition, and success, to name but a few - the more choice I actually have. The more freedom I have. #Quote by Ben Hewitt
Ambition quotes by Bill Bradley
#133. Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in. #Quote by Bill Bradley
Ambition quotes by William James
#134. We have grown literally afraid to be poor. We despise anyone who elects to be poor in order to simplify and save his inner life. If he does not join the general scramble and pant with the money-making street, we deem him spiritless and lacking in ambition #Quote by William James
Ambition quotes by Carroll Shelby
#135. I never had ambitions to see how rich I could get. I got a lot of contemporaries that that's their ambition, and I don't know very many of them that are happy. #Quote by Carroll Shelby
Ambition quotes by Liberty Hyde Bailey
#136. A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them. #Quote by Liberty Hyde Bailey
Ambition quotes by Horia Sima
#137. There is no doubt, that in this world, there are all sorts of people who look nice, but are empty inside; who do not feel either moral or spiritual aspirations in addition to the physical gifts with which nature blessed them ... But Corneliu Codreanu, his magnificient physique corresponds to an exceptional inner wholeness. Exclamations of admiration from men left him indifferent. Praise angered him. He had only a fighter's greatness and the ambition of great reformers... The characteristic of his soul was goodness. If you want to penetrate the initial motive which prompted Corneliu Codreanu to throw in a fight so hard and almost desperate, the best answer is that he did it out of compassion for suffering people. His heart bled with thousands of injuries to see the misery in which peasants and workers struggled. His love for the people - unlimited! He was sensitive to any suffering the working masses endured. He had a cult for the humble, and showed an infinite attention to their aspirations and their hopes. The smallest window, the most trivial complaint, were examined with the same seriousness with which he addressed grave political problems. #Quote by Horia Sima
Ambition quotes by Robert Solow
#138. It is a good idea to be ambitious, to have goals, to want to be good at what you do, but it is a terrible mistake to let drive and ambition get in the way of treating people with kindness and decency. The point is not that they will then be nice to you. It is that you will feel better about yourself. #Quote by Robert Solow
Ambition quotes by Arthur Koestler
#139. A writer's ambition should be to trade a hundred contemporary readers for ten readers in ten years' time and for one reader in a hundred years' time. #Quote by Arthur Koestler
Ambition quotes by David Baldacci
#140. A young man's ambition, can there be a more fleeting prospect? #Quote by David Baldacci
Ambition quotes by Carrie Brownstein
#141. I never wanted to feel ashamed for striving, for desiring, for ambition. And I never wanted to judge another woman, or anyone, for that matter, for their own aspirations, even if they differed from my own #Quote by Carrie Brownstein
Ambition quotes by DeForest Kelley
#142. My ambition is peace and perfection. #Quote by DeForest Kelley
Ambition quotes by Henry Taylor
#143. Where there are large powers with little ambition, nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes. #Quote by Henry Taylor
Ambition quotes by Behdad Sami
#144. My ambitions have ambitions. #Quote by Behdad Sami
Ambition quotes by George Saunders
#145. When young, we're anxious - understandably - to find out if we've got what it takes. Can we succeed? Can we build a viable life for ourselves? But you - in particular you, of this generation - may have noticed a certain cyclical quality to ambition. You do well in high-school, in hopes of getting into a good college, so you can do well in the good college, in the hopes of getting a good job, so you can do well in the good job so you can ...
And this is actually O.K. If we're going to become kinder, that process has to include taking ourselves seriously - as doers, as accomplishers, as dreamers. We have to do that, to be our best selves.
Still, accomplishment is unreliable. "Succeeding," whatever that might mean to you, is hard, and the need to do so constantly renews itself (success is like a mountain that keeps growing ahead of you as you hike it), and there's the very real danger that "succeeding" will take up your whole life, while the big questions go untended. #Quote by George Saunders
Ambition quotes by Mohith Agadi
#146. When you see yourself versus the whole world, there's nothing that can stop you from achieving your goals. #Quote by Mohith Agadi
Ambition quotes by Jemima Pett
#147. Follow your star, it's never too late, even if it doesn't quite happen as you expect. #Quote by Jemima Pett
Ambition quotes by Roman Polanski
#148. I see Macbeth as a young, open-faced warrior, who is gradually sucked into a whirpool of events because of his ambition. When he meets the weird sisters and hears their prophecy, he's like the man who hopes to win a million - a gamble for high stakes. #Quote by Roman Polanski
Ambition quotes by Seneca.
#149. the other vices seize individuals, this is the one passion that sometimes takes hold of an entire state. Never has an entire people burned with love for a woman, no state in its entirety has placed its hope in money or profit; ambition seizes men one by one on a personal basis, lack of self-restraint does not afflict a whole people; often they rush to anger in one mass. #Quote by Seneca.
Ambition quotes by Jean-Francois Cope
#150. I invite everyone to chose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition. #Quote by Jean-Francois Cope
Ambition quotes by Thomas A. Edison
#151. If I had not had so much ambition and not tried to do so many things, I probably would have been happier, but less useful. #Quote by Thomas A. Edison
Ambition quotes by Connor Franta
#152. Girls can be athletic. Guys can have feelings. Girls can be smart. Guys can be creative. And vice versa. Gender is specific only to your reproductive organs (and sometimes not even to those), not your interest, likes, dislikes, goals, and ambitions. #Quote by Connor Franta
Ambition quotes by Mary Stewart
#153. I saw it begin; even so, after battle, Ambrosious' very presence had give the wounded strength and the dying comfort. Whatever it was he had had about him, Arthur had the same; I was to see it often in the future; it seemed that he shed brightness and strength round him where he went, and still had it ever renewed in himself. As he grew older, I knew it would be renewed more hardly and at a cost, but now he was very young, with the flower of manhood still to come. After this, I thought, who could maintain that youth itself made him unfit for kingship? Not Lot, stiffened in his ambition, grimly scheming for a dead king's throne. It was Arthur's very youth which had whistled up today the best that men had in them, as a huntsman calls up the following back, or an enchanter whistles up the wind. #Quote by Mary Stewart
Ambition quotes by Samantha Shannon
#154. You have ambition, Tané. Never apologise for that. #Quote by Samantha Shannon
Ambition quotes by Philippa Gregory
#155. She's ice and ambition and she would see you on the gallows before surrendering her ambition. Anne has dazzled him, and dazzled the court, and dazzled even you.'
'Not me.' George said gently.
'Uncle likes her best,' I said resentfully.
'He likes nobody, but he wonders how far she might go.'
'We all wonder that. And what price she's prepared to pay. Especially if it's me that pays it.'
'It's not an easy dance she's leading.' George admitted.
'I hate her,' I said simple. 'I could happily watch her die for her ambition. #Quote by Philippa Gregory
Ambition quotes by William Penn
#156. The tallest Trees are most in the Power of the Winds, and Ambitious Men of the Blasts of Fortune. #Quote by William Penn
Ambition quotes by William Shakespeare
#157. Ambition should be made of sterner stuff. #Quote by William Shakespeare
Ambition quotes by Graham Greene
#158. My second wife left me because she said I was too ambitious. She didn't realize that it is only the dying who are free from ambition. And they probably have the ambition to live. Some men disguise their ambition
that's all. I was in a position to help this young man my wife loved. He soon showed his ambition then. There are different types of ambition - that is all, and my wife found she preferred mine. Because it was limitless. They do not feel the infinite is an unworthy rival, but for a man to prefer the desk of an assistant manager - that is an insult. #Quote by Graham Greene
Ambition quotes by Henry Ward Beecher
#159. A man without ambition is worse than dough that has no yeast in it to raise it. #Quote by Henry Ward Beecher
Ambition quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#160. Frog in the mud is happier than the man, because it has no ambition to reach the stars! #Quote by Mehmet Murat Ildan
Ambition quotes by Stefan Zweig
#161. Ambition had never troubled me, so I decided to begin by watching life at my leisure for a few years, waiting until I finally felt tempted to find some circle of influence for myself. #Quote by Stefan Zweig
Ambition quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#162. Arise in great might and chase your dreams. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Ambition quotes by Ida Tarbell
#163. Perhaps our national ambition to standardize ourselves has behind it the notion that democracy means standardization. But standardization is the surest way to destroy the initiative, to denumb the creative impulse above all else essential to the vitality and growth of democratic ideals. #Quote by Ida Tarbell
Ambition quotes by Adam Smith
#164. Individual Ambition Serves the Common Good. #Quote by Adam Smith
Ambition quotes by Preston Sturges
If it wasn't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics. Men without ambition. Jellyfish!
Especially since you can't rob the people anyway.
Sure ... How was that?
What you rob, you spend. And what you spend goes back to the people. So where's the robbery? I read that in one of my father's books.
That book should be in every home! #Quote by Preston Sturges
Ambition quotes by Murasaki Shikibu
#166. In a certain reign there was a lady not of the first rank whom the emperor loved more than any of the others. The grand ladies with high ambitions thought her a presumptuous upstart, and lesser ladies were still more resentful. Everything she did offended someone. #Quote by Murasaki Shikibu
Ambition quotes by Andrew Solomon
#167. I have no ambitions. I only have obsessions. #Quote by Andrew Solomon
Ambition quotes by Neil Walker
#168. This was it, his life of crime and recreation about to officially start. #Quote by Neil Walker
Ambition quotes by Gloria Feldt
#169. Intention implies assuming you can and have every right to achieve your ambition and that you are powerful enough to make it happen. #Quote by Gloria Feldt
Ambition quotes by Louis De Bernieres
#170. The trouble with fulfilling your ambitions is you think you will be transformed into some sort of archangel and you're not. You still have to wash your socks. #Quote by Louis De Bernieres
Ambition quotes by Criss Jami
#171. Women show men beauty in things beyond their ambitions. Women tell men to stop and smell the roses. #Quote by Criss Jami
Ambition quotes by Stef Penney
#172. Initially I only decided to try and write a novel because I wasn't getting enough screenwriting work. It wasn't a long-held ambition, and certainly the idea came first. #Quote by Stef Penney
Ambition quotes by Niccolo Machiavelli
#173. He who blinded by ambition, raises himself to a position whence he cannot mount higher, must thereafter fall with the greatest loss. #Quote by Niccolo Machiavelli
Ambition quotes by Robbie Williams
#174. I have only one ambition, which is to be famous. #Quote by Robbie Williams
Ambition quotes by Oliver Goldsmith
#175. Of all kinds of ambition, that which pursues poetical fame is the wildest #Quote by Oliver Goldsmith
Ambition quotes by Leonard Ravenhill
#176. My main ambition in life is to be on the Devil's most wanted list. #Quote by Leonard Ravenhill
Ambition quotes by Michael K. Powell
#177. Cable is a dynamic and highly innovative industry, providing cutting edge services and content that Americans love. The broadband platform the industry has deployed is a critical part of the infrastructure needed to realize our national ambition to be a great nation in the Information Age. #Quote by Michael K. Powell
Ambition quotes by Gerald Early
#178. The Miss America contest isthe most perfectly rendered theater in our culture, for it so perfectly captures what we yearn for: a low-class ritual, a polished restatement of vulgarity, that wants to open the door to high-class respectability by way of plain middle-class anxiety and ambition. #Quote by Gerald Early
Ambition quotes by Gyles Brandreth
#179. both were writers of high ambition, with #Quote by Gyles Brandreth
Ambition quotes by Earl Denman
#180. I grew up with an ambition and determination without which I would have been a good deal happier. I thought a lot and developed the faraway look of a dreamer, for it was always the distant heights that fascinated me and drew me to them in spirit. I was not sure what could be accomplished with tenacity and little else, but the target was set high and each rebuff only saw me more determined to see at least one major dream to its fulfillment. #Quote by Earl Denman
Ambition quotes by Michael S. Horton
#181. Christians should be some of the most conflicted people in the world. It is far simpler to be dead to God and to live for oneself. But Christians must struggle against their selfish ambition because they are alive to God in Christ Jesus, and the indwelling Spirit turns on the lights to enable them to see their sin. #Quote by Michael S. Horton
Ambition quotes by Bob Hope
#182. Most of the people who came for dancing lessons had Rumba ambitions and minuet bodies #Quote by Bob Hope
Ambition quotes by Carl Sagan
#183. I ... had ambition not only to go farther than anyone had done before," wrote Captain James Cook, the eighteenth-century explorer of the Pacific, "but as far as it was possible for man to go." Two centuries later, Yuri Romanenko, on returning to Earth after what was then the longest space flight in history, said "The Cosmos is a magnet ... Once you've been there, all you can think of is how to get back. #Quote by Carl Sagan
Ambition quotes by Pat Conroy
#184. We had made the error of staying small – and there is no more unforgivable crime in America. #Quote by Pat Conroy
Ambition quotes by James Baldwin
#185. You were born where you were born and faced the future that you faced because you were black and for no other reason. The limits of your ambition were, thus, expected to be set forever. You were born into a society which spelled out with brutal clarity, and in as many ways as possible, that you were a worthless human being. You were not expected to aspire to excellence: you were expected to make peace with mediocrity. Wherever you have turned, James, in your short time on this earth, you have been told where you could go and what you could do (and how you could do it) and where you could live and whom you could marry. I know your countrymen do not agree with me about this, and I hear them saying "You exaggerate." They do not know Harlem, and I do. So do you. Take no one's word for anything, including mine- but trust your experience. Know whence you came. #Quote by James Baldwin
Ambition quotes by Malcolm Gladwell
#186. People are ruined by challenged economic lives. But they are ruined by wealth as well because they lose their ambition and they lose their pride and they lose their sense of self-worth #Quote by Malcolm Gladwell
Ambition quotes by Ufuoma Apoki
#187. One great concern that plagues very ambitious people is this: in the end, they'll get all the precious things they ever dreamed of and every precious accomplishment most expected and conceived they'd achieve . . . but on that path of ambition, they'd lose precious moments with the most precious people they've come across. However, they forge ahead on that path hoping, somehow, they might make up for it, sometime, in future. #Quote by Ufuoma Apoki
Ambition quotes by Winston Churchill
#188. You must put your head into the lion's mouth if the performance is to be a success. #Quote by Winston Churchill
Ambition quotes by Lasse Hallstrom
#189. [Depp] has real ambitions, but he is deeply afraid of being considered pretentious. #Quote by Lasse Hallstrom
Ambition quotes by Kazuo Ishiguro
#190. All I know is that I've wasted all these years looking for something, a sort of trophy I'd get only if I really, really did enough to deserve it. But I don't want it anymore, I want something else now, something warm and sheltering, something I can turn to, regardless of what I do, regardless of who I become. Something that will just be there, always, like tomorrow's sky. That's what I want now, and I think it's what you should want too. But it will be too late soon. We'll become too set to change. If we don't take our chance now, another may never come for either of us. #Quote by Kazuo Ishiguro
Ambition quotes by Chris Kirubi
#191. Business is always a struggle. There are always obstacles and competitors. There is never an open road, except the wide road that leads to failure. Every great success has always been achieved by fight. Every winner has scars.The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and will-power to develop themselves. So choose to be among the few today. #Quote by Chris Kirubi
Ambition quotes by Horace Walpole
#192. I hold visions to be wisdom, and would deny them only to ambition, which exists only by the destruction of visions of everybody else #Quote by Horace Walpole
Ambition quotes by Zoro
#193. If i can't even protect my captain's dream, then whatever ambition i have is nothing but talk.. #Quote by Zoro
Ambition quotes by John Hurt
#194. I never had any ambition to be a star, or whatever it is called, and I'm still embarrassed at the word. #Quote by John Hurt
Ambition quotes by Jonathan Kieran
#195. I'm a kindhearted but highly competitive pragmatist. When I seek to win something, I always make certain it's never at the expense of anything more serious than the inadequate efforts of others. #Quote by Jonathan Kieran
Ambition quotes by Albert Einstein
#196. I was made acutely aware how far superior an education that stresses independent action and personal responsibility is to one that relies on drill, external authority and ambition. #Quote by Albert Einstein
Ambition quotes by Bill Murray
#197. I feel that if you really want an Oscar, you're in trouble. It's like wanting to be married - you'll take anybody. If you want the Oscar really badly, it becomes a naked desire and ambition. It becomes very unattractive. #Quote by Bill Murray
Ambition quotes by Carly Fiorina
#198. Russia - having sat across the table from Vladimir Putin, it's pretty clear when you meet him that he has an almost limitless ambition for power. And he's been very good at acquiring it - political power, economic power, military power, territorial power. #Quote by Carly Fiorina
Ambition quotes by Erich Fromm
#199. A man driven to incessant work by a sense of deep insecurity and loneliness; or another one driven by ambition, or greed for money. In all these cases the person is the slave of a passion, and his activity is in reality a "passivity" because he is driven; he is the sufferer, not the "actor." On the other hand, a man sitting quiet and contemplating, with no purpose or aim except that of experiencing himself and his oneness with the world, is considered to be "passive," because he is not "doing" anything. #Quote by Erich Fromm
Ambition quotes by Ehsan Sehgal
#200. Ambition to overcome own desires is the best perception; whereas, to do with others is the worst conception #Quote by Ehsan Sehgal

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