No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings.
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?
Managerial intellect wilted in competition with managerial adrenaline. The thrill of the chase blinded pursuers to the consequences of the chase.
When you reach for the stars, you may not quite get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud either.
At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoléon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.
He had ambitions, at one time, to become a sex maniac, but he failed his practical.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
You can judge the height of someone's talent by what he aspires to. Only a great thing can satisfy a great talent.
What is my loftiest ambition? I've always wanted to throw an egg into an electric fan.
Young women with ambitions should be very crafty and cautious, lest mayhap they be caught in the soft, silken mesh of a happy marriage, and go down to oblivion, dead to the world.
People are ambitious and unrealistic. They set targets for themselves that are higher than what you would set for them. And because they set them, they hit them.
I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.
Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
Most people would succeed in small things, if they were not troubled by great ambitions.
I grew up with a lot of brothers and sisters. I did all I could do to really stand out and that nurtured a lot of confidence and drive and ambition.
Here we may reign secure, and in my choice
To reign is worth ambition though in hell:
Better to reign in hell, than serve in heaven.
Everybody sets out to do something, and everybody does something, but no one does what he sets out to do.
The ambition of the greatest men of our generation has been to wipe every tear from every eye. That may be beyond us, but so long as there are tears and suffering, so long our work will not be over.
The world continues to offer glittering prizes to those who have stout hearts and sharp swords.
Ambition often puts men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same posture with creeping.
I wasn't satisfied just to earn a good living. I was looking to make a statement.
If you're going to be thinking only one thing, you might as well be thinking big.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
My sole ambition is to rid Mexico of the class that has oppressed her and given the people a chance to know what real liberty means. And if I could bring that about today by giving up my life, I would do it gladly.
I was like a hit album waiting to be released. I knew my day would come.