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Ambition

Definition: A strong desire to do or achieve something.
Number of Quotes: 25

No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings.
William Blake

Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?
Robert Browning

Managerial intellect wilted in competition with managerial adrenaline. The thrill of the chase blinded pursuers to the consequences of the chase.
Warren Buffett

When you reach for the stars, you may not quite get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud either.
Leo Burnett

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.
Salvador Dali

He had ambitions, at one time, to become a sex maniac, but he failed his practical.
Les Dawson

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
Anatole France

You can judge the height of someone's talent by what he aspires to. Only a great thing can satisfy a great talent.
Baltasar Gracián

What is my loftiest ambition? I've always wanted to throw an egg into an electric fan.
Oliver Herford

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.
Elbert Hubbard

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.
Liisa Joronen

I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.
John Keats

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
Timothy Leary

Most people would succeed in small things, if they were not troubled by great ambitions.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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.
Madonna

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.

Paradise Lost
John Milton

Everybody sets out to do something, and everybody does something, but no one does what he sets out to do.
George Moore

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.
Jawaharlal Nehru

The world continues to offer glittering prizes to those who have stout hearts and sharp swords.
F. E. Smith

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

I wasn't satisfied just to earn a good living. I was looking to make a statement.
Donald Trump

If you're going to be thinking only one thing, you might as well be thinking big.
Donald Trump

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.
Mark Twain

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.
Pancho Villa

I was like a hit album waiting to be released. I knew my day would come.
Oprah Winfrey

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