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Ambition And Success Quotes


"Mix judgement with ambition and season it with energy. It makes a splendid recipe for success." - Dale Carnegie

"Success is based on imagination plus ambition and the will to work." - Thomas A Edison

"Secret of my success was to have ambition and know minds of men." - Dhirubhai Ambani

"Only ambition is fired by the coincidences of success and easy accomplishment." - Stefan Zweig

"Ambition is at the very core of success and extraordinary achievement. Unlike greed, it's a powerful, creative and constructive force." - Jim Rohn

"Britain's success in the exploitation of non-European races raised the ambition of Bismarck and later Mussolini and others." - Mahatma Gandhi

"When performance exceeds ambition, the overlap is called success." - Cullen Hightower

"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

"I suggest that those groups whose culture and values stress delayed gratification - education, hard work, success, and ambition - are those groups that succeed in America, regardless of discrimination." - Richard Lamm

"One needs more than ambition and talent to make a success of anything, really. There must be love and a vocation." - Jessye Norman

"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." - George Sand

"An ambition which has conscience in it will always be a laborious and faithful engineer, and will build the road, and bridge the chasms between itself and eminent success by the most faithful and minute performances of duty." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Valuing time with your family does not mean you've lost your ambition. Define success for yourself." - Claire Shipman

"Failure is only postponed success as long as courage 'coaches' ambition." - Albert Einstein

"Ambition is the path to success, persistence is the vehicle you arrive in." - William Eardley Iv

"Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in." - Bill Bradley

"No doubt the reason is that character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved." - Helen Keller

"Ambition and suspicion always go together." - Georg C Lichtenberg

"a combustion engine of ambition and disappointment." - Tina Fey

"Ambition will, and should, always outstrip achievement." - Fay Weldon

"Ambition! powerful source of good and ill!" - Edward Young

"Low ambition and the thirst of praise." - William Cowper

"My ambition is peace and perfection." - Deforest Kelley

"And mad ambition trumpeteth to all." - Nathaniel Parker Willis

"In London - and forget those extra public pressures on politicians - the lovely old Sloane world of manor houses simply hasn't cut it since Big Bang in 1986, the point at which Mrs. Thatcher really started to achieve her ambition to make this country more like America - its ambition, economy, it's very tangible measures of success." - Peter York

"Throw away all ambition beyond that of doing the day's work well. The travelers on the road to success live in the present, heedless of taking thought for the morrow. Live neither in the past nor in the future, but let each day's work absorb your entire energies, and satisfy your wildest ambition." - William Osler

"In England, success in the profession of the law leads to some very great objects of ambition; and yet how few men, born to easy fortunes, have ever in this country been emminent in that profession?" - Adam Smith

"An objective is an ambition, and life without ambition is ... well, aimless wandering." - Alfred Wainwright

"I don't know many ambition- ridden people who really enjoy themselves. Even success doesn't seem to still the insatiable, gnawing hunger of their ambition. Ambition is a good gift, but it cannot be all." - Loretta Young

"We start making every child ambitious, and ambition means you cannot love; ambition is anti-love. Ambition needs fight, ambition needs struggle, ambition needs you to use others as a means." - Rajneesh

"Failure is only postponed success as long as courage 'coaches' ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory." - Herbert Kaufman

"Ambition is never modest. If modesty means to have middling success, then I can only say: I'm not interested." - Emmanuel Macron

"Ambition, idly vain; revenge and malice swell her train." - Roger Penrose

"Wherever there is desire and ambition, you are in bondage." - Rajneesh

"Vanity makes people ridiculous, pride odious, and ambition terrible." - Richard Steele

"Ambition and love are the wings to great deeds." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Any crusade requires optimism and the ambition to aim high" - Paul Allen

"Gather up your pity and turn it to ambition." - Coolio

"Ambition and love are the wings of great actions." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals." - Gautama Buddha

"Forget that blind ambition, and learn to trust your intuition." - Jimmy Buffett

"My ambition is always to get better and better." - Lionel Messi

"All true ambition and aspiration are without comparisons." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Ambition is like love, impatient Both of delays and rivals." - John Denham

"Ambition is but Avarice on stilts and masked." - Walter Savage Landor

"Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked." - Walter Savage Landor

"Ambition can be a disease, and it feeds on itself." - Rebecca Miller

"Companies that succeed are driven by internal ambition. Stock price doesn't drive them. Ambition and values drive them." - Sumantra Ghoshal

"Without ambition no conquests are made, and no business created. Ambition is the root of all achievement." - James A. Champy

"To be seen is the ambition of ghosts, and to be remembered is the ambition of the dead." - Norman O Brown

"Companies that succeed are driven by internal ambition. Stock price does' drive them. Ambition and values drive them." - Sumantra Ghoshal

"My ambition is limited to the desire to capture something transient, and yet, this ambition is excessive." - Berthe Morisot

"I want you to live the best life you can. You can be world-changers. .. Pursue this life of love with focus and passion and ambition and courage. Give it your all. And that will be your path to true success." - John Legend

"All Mr. Pitt's sentiments were liberal and elevated. His ruling passion was an unbounded ambition, which, when supported by great abilities and crowned with great success, make (sic) what the world calls a great man. He was haughty, imperious, impatient of contradiction, and over-bearing; qualities which too often accompany, but always clog, great ones." - Lord Chesterfield

"Genius is often a short way of spelling hard work. Poverty, obscurity, struggle and ambition formed the foundation for many careers of transcendent achievement. Few marks are made in the world's history by eight-hour-day men.... Sir Joshua Reynolds had but one maxim for success: Work, work, work. Is not rigid and continuous training necessary for the making of strong athletes? Hard work is not fatal to real success. Vouloir c'est pouvoir." - B C Forbes

"The person who starts out simply with the idea of getting rich won't succeed; you must have a larger ambition. There is no mystery in business success. If you do each day's task successfully, and stay faithfully within these natural operations of commercial laws which I talk so much about, and keep your head clear, you will come out all right." - John D Rockefeller

"What I have in me... it's not hard, and it's not cold, and it's not fierce ambition, that's not what it is. It's a drive [for success], but it's not a's being driven, it's something I have no control over. It's something pushing me, I'm not pushing myself." - Bette Midler

"Ever since childhood I have scorned the commonplace limits so often set upon human ambition. Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury - to me these have always been contemptible. I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone; best both for the body and the mind" - Albert Einstein

"It's good to have a healthy ego because that pushes you to succeed. But when you cross a line and your views are not balanced, that's when you get into trouble. The ambition and focus that propel you to success can also be your downfall." - Judy Smith

"My ambition was to stop waiting tables. That was how I measured success: finally, I was able to stop waiting tables, and I was able to pay the rent, and that was by being a stand-up comic. Not a very good stand-up comic, but good enough to make a living." - Graham Norton

"Embrace change as an opportunity to learn, to improve, to make a difference in others' lives as well as in your own. Have the courage to challenge the status quo. Remember that preparation and ambition in combination with opportunity equals success. And have fun!" - Rosabeth Moss Kanter

"Twenty-two years ago Judge [then-Senator Stephen] Douglas and I first became acquainted. We were both young then; he a trifle younger than I. Even then, we were both ambitious; I, perhaps, quite as much so as he. With me, the race of ambition has been a failure-a flat failure; with him it has been one of splendid success." - Abraham Lincoln

"You haven't changed. You may say: 'I'm full of love, I'm full of truth, I'm full of knowledge, I'm full of wisdom.' I say: 'That's all nonsense. Do you behave? Are you free of fear? Are you free of ambition, greed, envy and the desire to achieve success in every field? If not, you are just playing a game. You are not serious.'" - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Success achieved by the most contemptible means cannot but destroy the soul. ... It helps to cover up the inner corruption and gradually dulls one's scruples, so that those who begin with some high ambition cannot, even if they would, create anything out of themselves." - Emma Goldman

"Only ambition is fired by the coincidences of success and easy accomplishment but nothing is quite as splendidly uplifting to the heart as the defeat of a human being who battles against the invincible superiority of fate. This is always the most grandiose of all tragedies, one sometimes created by a dramatist but created thousands of times by life." - Stefan Zweig

"Sometimes you can accept an important post, on condition that it really puts you in a position to help women. Unfortunately, women who have important posts very often adopt masculine standards-power, ambition, personal success - and cut themselves off from other women." - Simone De Beauvoir

"If your ambition comes at the price of an unbalanced life, that there's nothing else that gives you comfort but success, it's not worth it." - Doris Kearns Goodwin

"Whatever success I may have attained is due to the fact that since I was old enough to work at all, my ambition has never deserted me." - Anna Held

"Success is beautiful and dangerous." - Robin S. Sharma

"Success is unpredictable and fragile." - Brigitte Bardot

"Ordinary people do not question the commonly accepted version of reality. They conform to the standard values of subduing enemies and cherishing friends and family. Materialism, ambition and mundane achievements are the worldly hallmarks of success. We experience the phenomenal world and our minds as solid and truly existent. Very few people doubt these assertions and question their solidity. Yet, the process of disbelief is the first step on the spiritual path." - Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

"A man shrinks or expands into the degree and nature of his ambition. Ambition needs to be cultivated and refined, and yet has no teachers." - Neel Burton

"It is well for civilization that human beings constantly strive to gain greater and greater rewards, for it is this urge, this ambition, this aspiration that moves men and women to bestir themselves to rise to higher and higher achievement. Individual success is to be won in most instances by studying and diagnosing the kind of rewards human hearts seek today and are likely to seek tomorrow." - B C Forbes

"The difference between this film [Your highness] and Pineapple Express was pretty much in the logistics of the technical ambition of the movie, and the size and scope of the movie. Pineapple Express was a great success, and that was something that we wanted to capitalize on, but we wanted this movie to be bigger, more adventuresome, bring a bigger audience to the movie, and challenge ourselves to do something new." - David Gordon Green

"Recognize success with thanksgiving and build more success on that." - Emmet Fox

"The most important thing for everyone in Gringolandia is to have ambition and become 'somebody,' and frankly, I don't have the least ambition to become anybody." - Frida Kahlo

"There's always a stigma attached to the word 'ambition' and women. I've embraced it. Ambition is NOT a four-letter word and women have to embrace that." - Tory Burch

"There's always a stigma attached to the word "ambition" and women. I"ve embraced it. Ambition is NOT a four-letter word and women have to embrace that." - Tory Burch

"My own ambition, my deepest and truest ambition, is to find within myself someday, somehow, the ability to do likewise, to do NOTHING - and find it enough." - Edward Abbey

"Great ambition, the desire of real superiority, of leading and directing, seems to be altogether peculiar to man, and speech is the great instrument of ambition." - Adam Smith

"Children, you must remember something. A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive." - Pearl Bailey

"A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive." - Pearl Bailey

"The poor Geordies are in the process of being rebuffed by every sentient human being whose ambition in life is more than simply to pocket six million quid for having been a failure and run for the hills. They want beautiful, flowing football and tangible success, at St James' Park. Fine. I, meanwhile, want Jessica Alba and the Nobel prize for literature. I make my prospects slightly more realistic." - Rod Liddle

"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." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"Ambition is not a weakness unless it be disproportioned to the capacity. To have more ambition than ability is to be at once weak and unhappy." - George Stillman Hillard

"True ambition is not what we thought it was. True ambition is the profound desire to live usefully and walk humbly under the grace of God." - Bill W.

"It takes an extraordinary amount of attention to manifest any ambition. But life intervenes - distractions and obligations pull us away from the ambition we originally had." - Brendon Burchard

"A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself; his aim is so exalted that riches, office, fortune, and favor cannot satisfy him." - Jean De La Bruyere

"A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself; his aim is so exalted that riches, office, fortune and favor cannot satisfy him." - Samuel Johnson

"A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself; his aim is so exalted that riches, office, fortune and favour cannot satisfy him." - Samuel Johnson

"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." - Chris Kirubi

"Take away ambition and vanity, and where will be your heroes and patriots?" - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Take away ambition and vanity, and where will be your heroes and patriots?" - Seneca the Younger

"The best CEOs in our research display tremendous ambition for their company combined with the stoic will to do whatever it takes, no matter how brutal (within the bounds of the company's core values), to make the company great. Yet at the same time they display a remarkable humility about themselves, ascribing much of their own success to luck, discipline and preparation rather than personal genius." - James C Collins

"Running and science draw on similar traits - stamina, ambition, patience, and the ability to overcome limits." - Wolfgang Ketterle

"Take from men ambition and vanity and you will have neither heroes nor patriots." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Ambition, and Covetousnesse are Passions that are perpetually incumbent, and pressing." - Thomas Hobbes

"...and while ambition sleeps inside of me I content myself with memories of glitter and despair." - Mark Twight

"Ambition and hatred are enough to bring Iraq and al Qaeda together" - Colin Powell

"Moderation is the languor and indolence of the soul, as ambition is its ardour and activity." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"We're not all nice, and there are a lot of levels of ambition and niceness." - Heather Donahue

"My mother carried on and supported us; her ambition had been to write poetry and songs." - Philip Levine

"What would rock and roll be without ambition, craziness, danger, and fun?" - Pete Wentz

"Ambition must be made to counteract ambition." - James Madison

"The tragedy is that so many have ambition and so few have ability" - William Feather

"Ambition first sprung from your blest abodes: the glorious fault of angels and of gods." - Alexander Pope

"Ambition is not a four-letter word and women have to embrace that." - Tory Burch

"We cannot free ourselves from pride and selfish ambition; a divine rescue is absolutely necessary." - C J Mahaney

"I admire the ambition of the project, and the generosity of many of the lines." - Robert Fagles

"Every man has a secret ambition: To outsmart horses, fish and women." - Mark Twain

"You have never been poor, and never known what ambition is." - Oscar Wilde

"Women have ever been the stumbling block and betrayers of ambition." - Arthur Desmond

"Neat trick: to be roused to ambition and reconciled to one's mediocrity at the same time." - Mason Cooley

"It has always been my dream and ambition to introduce Irish dancing to the world." - Michael Flatley

"That which is given with pride and ostentation is rather an ambition than a bounty." - Seneca the Younger

"But wild Ambition loves to slide, not stand, And Fortune's ice prefers to Virtue's land." - John Dryden

"Anyone can be an entrepreneur. All it takes is a little drive and ambition." - Robert Kiyosaki

"Five great enemies of peace inhabit us: avarice, ambition, envy, anger and pride." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Aggressiveness is good in a combat leader. Combining that with ambition and insecurity becomes more problematic." - Richard North Patterson

"In the same way Marxism robs workers of ambition, Feminism robs men and women of love." - Stefan Molyneux

"It is the constant fault and inseparable ill quality of ambition never to look behind it." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Uncursed ambition, unresisting sloth, And base dependence, are the fiends accurst." - John Mason

"What is ambition but desire of greatness? And what is greatness but extent of power?" - Sir Thomas Higgons

"One may easily enough guard against ambition till five-and-twenty. It is not ambition's day." - William Shenstone

"Twas his ambition, generous and great A life to life's great end to consecrate." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"We mislabel... isolation as independence, mutual dysfunction as intimacy, ambition as creativity, and entitlement as deserving." - Alan Robert Neal

"I knew a transsexual guy whose only ambition is to eat, drink, and be Mary." - George Carlin

"Afghanistan is the most daring and ambition mission in the history of NATO." - George W Bush

"Making fun of anyone who seeks happiness rather than money and accusing them of "lacking ambition."" - Paulo Coelho

"I never underestimated myself. And I never saw anything wrong with ambition." - Angela Merkel

"What is ambition but desire of greatness? And what is greatness but extent of power?" - Thomas Higgons

"Vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself And falls on the other side" - William Shakespeare

"Ambition is the incentive that makes purpose GREAT and ACHIEVEMENT greater!" - Orison Swett Marden

"But I am happy. And happiness, I have decided, is a noble ambition." - Seth Grahame-Smith

"What is your greatest ambition in life?' 'To become immortal... and then die." - Jean-Luc Godard

"If I fail it is only because I have too much pride and ambition." - Julius Caesar

"The gigantic intellect, the envious temper, the ravenous ambition and the rotten heart of Daniel Webster." - John Quincy Adams

"From my infancy I was imbued with high hopes and a lofty ambition." - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

"I've always been a sort of curious and restless person. I've always wrestled with ambition." - Lydia Polgreen

"[I like in Kanye West] confidence in him, but also his aggressiveness, ambition and charisma." - Young Thug

"Ambition first sprung from your blest abodes; The glorious fault of Angels and of Gods." - Alexander Pope

"One must have ambition and one must understand the minds ... of men." - Dhirubhai Ambani

"Ambition first sprung from your bless'd abodes; The glorious fault of angels and of gods." - Alexander Pope

"If boyhood and youth are but vanity, must it not be our ambition to become men?" - Vincent Van Gogh

"The tragedy is that so many have ambition and so few have ability." - William Feather

"The preserve of ambition and folly in pursuit of illusion, or delusion." - Derek Jarman

"Ambition makes you look pretty ugly Kicking and squealing gucci little piggy" - Thom Yorke

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

"Ambition characterizes and distinguishes national officeholders from other kinds of human beings." - Tom Cotton

"As a youngster, I enjoyed sport and my ambition was to be a great sportsman." - Lynn Davies



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