Ambition Quotes

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

Big results require big ambitions.

James Champy

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

Ambition can creep as well as soar.

Edmund Burke

The tallest trees are most in the power of the winds, and ambitious men of the blasts of fortune.

William Penn

I feel extra ambitious when I am physically tired yet my creative juices keep me from resting.

Martin Dansky

Ambition makes more trusty slaves than need

Ben Jonson

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

Oliver Goldsmith

Ambition is the last refuge of failure.

Oscar Wilde

The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.

William Shakespeare

He who sacrifices his conscience to ambition burns a picture to obtain the ashes

Chinese Proverbs

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

Dr. Carl Sagan

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

Lao Tzu

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

Charlie McCarthy

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


Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked.

Walter Savage Landor

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

Ambition is a lust that is never quenched, but grows more inflamed and madder by enjoyment.

Thomas Otway

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.

David Hume

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

Arthur Christopher Benson

Ambition is the last infirmity of noble minds.

James Matthew Barrie

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

An ounce of hypocracy is worth a pound of ambition.

Michael Korda

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

John Webster

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Updated On : March 31, 2014
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