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


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

John Webster
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