Ambition Quotes

Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.

Unknown

Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.

Charlie McCarthy

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

Lao Tzu

Ambition is the last infirmity of noble minds.

James Matthew Barrie

The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.

Dr. Carl Sagan

When ambition ends, happiness begins.

Thomas Merton

Ambition is the last refuge of failure.

Oscar Wilde

Of all kinds of ambition, that which pursues poetical fame is the wildest

Oliver Goldsmith

Ambition makes more trusty slaves than need

Ben Jonson

Ambition can creep as well as soar.

Edmund Burke

Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.

C. Archie Danielson

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, 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

Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.

Charlie McCarthy

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

Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. And it will leave you unfulfilled.

Barack Obama

Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.

John Webster

An ounce of hypocracy is worth a pound of ambition.

Michael Korda

Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. The man who knows how will always have a job. The man who also knows why will always be his boss. As to methods there

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more.

Sir John Lubbock

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

Robert Burton

Put personal ambition away from you, and then you will find consolation in living or in dying, whatever may happen to you.

Henri-Frdric Amiel
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