Ambition Quotes

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

Jonathan Swift

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

Buddha

When ambition ends, happiness begins.

Thomas Merton

Ambition is like a frog sitting on a Venus Flytrap. The flytrap can bite and bite, but it won't bother the frog because it only has little tiny plant teeth. But some other stuff could happen and it could be like ambition.

Jack Handy

To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition.

Samuel Johnson

Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.

Salvador DalÌ

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

Unknown

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

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.

Unknown

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

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Updated On : March 31, 2014
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