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Dangerous Ambition Quotes


"Each child is poisoned by the society through teaching him ambition. Ambition is a poison far more dangerous than any alcohol can ever be, far more dangerous than marijuana or LSD, because ambition destroys your whole life. It keeps you moving in a false direction. It keeps you imagining, desiring, dreaming, it keeps you wasting your life. Ambition means a subtle creation of the ego, and once the ego is created you are in the grip of darkness. And the whole social structure depends on ambition." - Rajneesh

"The strongest passions and most dangerous weaknesses of the human breast; ambition, avarice, vanity, the honorable or venal love of fame, are all in conspiracy against the desire and duty of peace" - James Madison

"Ambition, the soldier's virtue." - William Shakespeare

"Ambition is only vanity ennobled." - Jerome K Jerome

"Still people are dangerous." - Jean De La Fontaine

"The fanatic is dangerous." - Reinhold Niebuhr

"Extremes are dangerous." - Jonathan Mayhew

"Any obsession is dangerous." - Christina Ricci

"Very dangerous things, theories." - Dorothy L Sayers

"Ambition beats genius 99% of the time" - Jay Leno

"Ambition never comes to an end." - Yoshida Kenko

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

"Ambition makes more trusty slaves than need" - Ben Jonson

"Criticism is the price of ambition." - Robin S. Sharma

"Ambition, like a torrent, never looks back." - Ben Jonson

"I am still full of ambition." - Jan Timman

"Ambition is a commendable attribute, without which no man succeeds. Only inconsiderate ambition imperils." - Warren G Harding

"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

"Believing everybody is dangerous, but believing nobody is more dangerous." - Abraham Lincoln

"Ambition is a very dangerous thing because either you achieve it and your life ends prematurely, or you don't, in which case your life is a constant source of disappointment. You must never have ambition." - Jeremy Clarkson

"Inoculate yourself from dangerous bozos." - Guy Kawasaki

"Without imagination, nothing is dangerous." - Georgette Leblanc

"Poetry is a dangerous gift ..." - Grace Aguilar

"Dreams can be dangerous things." - Cassandra Clare

"Singularity is dangerous in everything." - Francois Fenelon

"It's dangerous to short stocks." - Charlie Munger

"Ambition is vital, but dangerous: it is a keen motive and a driving force, but over what edge can it drive the artist?" - Eric Maisel

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambition." - Mark Twain

"Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition." - Abraham Lincoln

"Accurst ambition, how dearly I have bought you." - John Dryden

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

"Ambition, having reached the summit, longs to descend." - Pierre Corneille

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

"The incentive to ambition is the love of power." - William Hazlitt

"Modern music is as dangerous as narcotics." - Pietro Mascagni

"Truth uttered before its time is dangerous." - Mencius

"In some causes silence is dangerous." - Ambrose

"The most dangerous thing is illusion." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery." - Thomas Jefferson

"A wounded tiger is a dangerous beast." - Arthur Golden

"Jeanine claims you're all dangerous Insurgents." - Evelyn Eaton

"Nothing's as dangerous as power with impunity." - Isabel Allende

"You are more dangerous than daybreak." - Holly Black

"Only the suppressed word is dangerous." - Ludwig Borne

"Flattery, the dangerous nurse of vice." - Samuel Daniel

"I don't like writers. They're dangerous people." - Greta Garbo

"Education can, and should be, dangerous." - Howard Zinn

"How dangerous a master human emotion is!" - Watchman Nee

"Fettuccine Alfredo is dangerous for your health." - Robert M Parker Jr

"I like Chris Rock. He's dangerous." - Mel Brooks

"The best jokes are dangerous, and dangerous because they are in some way truthful." - Kurt Vonnegut

"Yes, books are dangerous. They should be dangerous - they contain ideas." - Pete Hautman

"The world has just got more dangerous because the things we use have got more dangerous." - Pierre Schaeffer

"I had no ambition to make a fortune. Mere money-making has never been my goal, I had an ambition to build." - John D Rockefeller

"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

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

"To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition." - Samuel Johnson

"...great Ambition, unchecked by principle, or the love of Glory, is an unruly Tyrant..." - Alexander Hamilton

"Ambition without principle never was long under the guidance of good sense." - Alexander Hamilton

"Too much ambition is a bad thing to have in a bunker." - Bobby Jones

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

"Presidential ambition is a disease that can only be cured by embalming fluid ." - John Mccain

"Nothing arouses ambition so much in the heart as the trumpet-clang of another's fame." - Baltasar Gracian

"Ambition is like hunger; it obeys no law but its appetite" - Josh Billings

"How like a mounting devil in the heart rules the unreined ambition." - Nathaniel Parker Willis

"Though ambition may be a fault in itself, it is often the mother of virtues." - Quintilian

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

"It's been a lifetime ambition of mine to play an 007 villain." - Angelina Jolie

"That sense of ambition, of aspiration, of moving forward, will be very important" - Hazel Blears

"Ambition displeases when it has been sated ... having reached the peak, it aspires to descend." - Pierre Corneille

"A man without ambition is like a beautiful worm - it can creep, but it cannot fly." - Henry Ward Beecher

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

"Ambition is violence, the very effort to succeed in the world is violent." - Rajneesh

"The whole society depends on creating ambition in you. Ambition means a conflict, ambition means that whatsoever you are, you are wrong - you have to be somewhere else. Wherever you are, you are wrong - you have to be somewhere else. A constant madness to be somewhere else, to be somebody else, is what ambition is." - Rajneesh

"Ambition has no rest." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"Such joy ambition finds." - John Milton

"Ambition aspires to descend" - Pierre Corneille

"You cannot teach ambition." - Amy Chan

"Ambition has no risk." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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

"I invite everyone to chose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition." - Jeanfrancois Cope

"Ambition aspires to descend." - Pierre Corneille

"It is a dangerous thing to reform anyone." - Oscar Wilde

"If there is no wisdom, rationality can be very dangerous." - Nirmala Srivastava

"Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive." - Josephine Hart

"The more pitches you see, the more dangerous you become." - Ken Harrelson

"Architecture is a dangerous mix of power and importance." - Rem Koolhaas

"Nothing is more dangerous than to be blinded by prosperity." - John Calvin

"Advertising is like learning - a little is a dangerous thing." - P T Barnum

"Everything is a dangerous drug except reality which is unendurable." - Cyril Connolly

"An eminent reputation is as dangerous as a bad one." - Tacitus

"The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality." - George Bernard Shaw

"Concentrated political power is the most dangerous thing on earth." - Rudolph Rummel

"He is mad, bad and dangerous to know." - Lady Caroline Lamb

"The most dangerous place is in your safety zone." - Robin S. Sharma

"The most dangerous people are always clever, compelling, and charismatic." - Malcolm Mcdowell

"Living too much in one's head can be dangerous." - Anna Godbersen

"Historians are dangerous people. They are capable of upsetting everything." - Nikita Khrushchev

"Oh, loneliness and cheeseburgers are a dangerous mix." - Matt Groening

"Love is every bit as violent and dangerous as murder." - Knut Hamsun

"There's nothing more dangerous than a boy with charm." - Christina Aguilera

"A well-read woman is a dangerous creature." - Lisa Kleypas

"It's a dangerous thing to think we know everything." - Jack Kuehler

"Self-improvement is a dangerous form of vanity." - Alan Watts

"You're entering dangerous land when you start theorising about comedy." - Ade Edmondson

"Stupidity makes you dangerous-to yourself and everyone around you." - Jennifer Lee Carrell

"To assess the damage is a dangerous act." - Cherrie Moraga

"The word "future" and females is a dangerous combination." - Chetan Bhagat

"Fear is dangerous. It sparks violence much faster than anger." - Veronica Rossi

"To throw oneself into strange teachings is quite dangerous." - Confucius

"The wound that bleedeth inward is most dangerous." - John Lyly

"Dangerous people with guns are a threat to women." - Gabrielle Giffords

"Basically, theater or film is a dangerous industrial environment." - John Rhysdavies

"The more articulate one is, the more dangerous words become." - May Sarton

"A husband without faults is a dangerous observer." - George Savile

"Those who make some other person their job... are dangerous." - Dorothy L Sayers

"Vulnerability is not weakness. And that myth is profoundly dangerous." - Brene Brown

"Education can be dangerous. It is very difficult to make it not dangerous. In fact, it is almost impossible." - Robert M Hutchins

"Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous, you don't want it." - Duke Ellington

"Formula One was a very dangerous sport. It still is dangerous. But the danger factor is also the exciting part." - Lewis Hamilton

"Fancy has an extensive influence in morals. Some of the most powerful and dangerous feelings in nature, as those of ambition and envy, derive their principal nourishment from a cause apparently so trivial. Its effect on the common affairs of life is greater than might be supposed. Naked reality would scarcely keep the world in motion." - William Benton Clulow

"October is a fine and dangerous season in America. It is dry and cool and the land is wild with red and gold and crimson, and all the lassitudes of August have seeped out of your blood, and you are full of ambition. It is a wonderful time to begin anything at all." - Thomas Merton

"The vigour of government is essential to the security of liberty. . . . a dangerous ambition more often lurks behind the specious mask of zeal for the rights of the people, than under the forbidding appearance of zeal for the firmness and efficiency of government." - Alexander Hamilton

"Kindle Worlds is a clever way to monetize a formerly underground trend, and to enable its participants to be remunerated. But it will be of no interest to writers with any literary ambition, as its constraints are designed to stymie even the most rudimentary impulses - even the first flickering of a dangerous originality." - Russell Smith

"Dreams, indeed, are ambition; for the very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream. And I hold ambition of so airy and light a quality that it is but a shadow's shadow." - William Shakespeare

"Individual ambition is undoubtedly a strong motive in student work, but there is such a thing among students everywhere as ambition for others, call it class spirit, esprit de corps, good fellowship, or good will to men." - Herbert Baxter Adams

"The family gives you ambition, and ambition is one of the hindrances for enlightenment. It gives you desires, it gives you a longing to be successful, and all these things create your tensions, your anxieties: how to be a celebrity?" - Rajneesh

"I think fiction is about small ambition, small failed ambition." - Ethan Canin

"Security doesn't rob ambition; the illusion of security robs ambition." - Jay Samit

"Golf is an open exhibition of overweening ambition, courage deflated by stupidity, skill soured by a whiff of arrogance." - Alistair Cooke

"Love of power, operating through greed and through personal ambition, was the cause of all these evils." - Thucydides

"The man who starts out simply with the idea of getting rich won't succeed, you must have a larger ambition." - John D Rockefeller

"Where there are large powers with little ambition... nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes." - Henry Taylor

"It is the constant fault and inseparable evil quality of ambition, that it never looks behind it." - Seneca the Younger

"The ambition of every good cook must be to make something very good with the fewest possible ingredients." - Urbain Dubois

"The same sun which gilds all nature, and exhilarates the whole creation, does not shine upon disappointed ambition." - Edmund Burke

"Ambition does not see the earth she treads on: The rock and the herbage are of one substance to her." - Walter Savage Landor

"I have a much greater ambition to be the best racket player than the best prose writer." - William Hazlitt

"Unruly ambition is deaf, not only to the advice of friends, but to the counsels and monitions of reason itself." - Roger L'Estrange

"The dearest ambition of a slave is not liberty, but to have a slave of his own." - Richard Francis Burton

"Ambition is the ecclesiastical lust." - Daniel Noonan

"The vague torment of ... ambition." - Emile Zola

"Your ambition outweighed your talent" - Casey Stoner

"I don't have any ambition." - Norm Macdonald

"Ambition is the mind's immodesty." - William Davenant

"When ambition ends, happiness begins." - Thomas Merton

"My ambition cannot be stopped!" - Cao Cao

"Where ambition ends happiness begins." - Anonymous

"Love says respect the other as an end unto himself or herself; never use the other as a means. Nobody is a means for you, everybody is an end. But then ambition will flop, and our whole educational system depends on ambitiousness, our politics depends on ambition, our religions depend on ambition." - Rajneesh

"President [Barack] Obama and Hillary Clinton support sanctuary cities. They support catch and release on the border, they support visa overstays. They support the release of dangerous, dangerous, dangerous, criminals from detention. And, they support unconstitutional executive amnesty." - Donald Trump



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