Quotes on Ambition

Genius is always impatient of its harness; its wild blood makes it hard to train. Oliver Wendell Holmes Quote Details

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The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it. Michelangelo Buonarroti Quote Details

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I always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific. Jane Wagner Quote Details

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Every man has a secret ambition: to outsmart horses, fish, and women. Mark Twain Quote Details

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Many people have the ambition to succeed; they may even have special aptitude for their job. And yet they do not move ahead. Why? Perhaps they think that since they can master the job, there is no need to master themselves. John Stevenson Quote Details

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Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. William Faulkner Quote Details

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If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise. Robert Fritz Quote Details

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Always dream big dreams. Big dreams attract big people. Dave Liniger Quote Details

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The men who build the future are those who know that greater things are yet to come, and that they themselves will help bring them about. Their minds are illuminated by the blazing sun of hope. They never stop to doubt. They haven't time. Melvin Evans Quote Details

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The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher. Thomas Huxley Quote Details

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Did you ever hear of a man who had striven all his life faithfully and singly toward an object, and in no measure obtained it? If a man constantly aspires, is he not elevated? Henry David Thoreau Quote Details

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Ambition is okay as long as you can control it. When it starts controlling you, you've got problems. Red Auerbach Quote Details

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I have never read where a woman has given birth to a salesman, or a doctor, lawyer, artist, engineer, etc. However, I do read where doctors, lawyers, salesmen, etc., die. Since they are not "born," but they do "die," obviously, somewhere between birth and death, by choice and by training, they become what they wish to become. Zig Ziglar Quote Details

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Ambition drove many men to become false; to have one thought locked in the breast, another ready on the tongue. Gaius Crispus Quote Details

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Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads. Erica Jong Quote Details

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I was not delivered unto this world in defeat, nor does failure course in my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd. I am a lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep. I will hear not those who weep and complain, for their disease is contagious. Let them join the sheep. The slaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny. Og Mandino Quote Details

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Ambition is not what a man would do, but what a man does, for ambition without action is fantasy. Bryant McGill Quote Details

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There is one weakness in people for which there is no remedy. It is the universal weakness of lack of ambition. Napoleon Hill Quote Details

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All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger (it's impossible), but calculating risk and acting decisively. Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer. Niccolò Machiavelli Quote Details

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Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not to suffer. Niccolò Machiavelli Quote Details

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Ambition means tying your well-being to what other people say or do.

Self-indulgence means tying it to the things that happen to you.

Sanity means tying it to your own actions.
Marcus Aurelius Quote Details

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Ambition can creep as well as soar. Edmund Burke Quote Details

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