Quotes About Ambition

Ambition is the desire for personal achievement. Ambitious individuals strive to attain their goals. Below is a compilation of famous quotes and sayings relating to ambition. Do you have a favorite quote or quotes about ambition that you think others would enjoy? Let us know.

Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.  ~ Mark Twain

Ambition is the last refuge of failure.  ~ Oscar Wilde

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.  ~ Thomas Jefferson

A man's worth is no greater than the worth of his ambitions  ~ Marcus Aurelius

If ambition doesn't hurt you, you haven't got it.  ~ Kathleen Norris

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

Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more.  ~ Oscar Wilde

Nothing truly valuable arises from ambition or from a mere sense of duty; it stems rather from love and devotion towards men and towards objective things.  ~ Albert Einstein

You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.  ~ Henry Ford

Nothing arouses ambition so mush as the trumpet clang of another's fame.  ~ Baltasar Gracian

All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.  ~ Oscar Wilde

Basically you have to suppress your own ambitions in order to be who you need to be.  ~ Bob Dylan

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

You have to think anyway, so why not think big.  ~ Donald Trump

I hope I shall have ambition until the day I die.  ~ Clare Boothe Luce

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

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.  ~ Salvador Dalí

Every scarecrow has a secret ambition to terrorize.  ~ Stanislaw J. Lec

Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.  ~ Oscar Wilde

Reach for the stars, even if you have to stand on a cactus.  ~ Susan Longacre

Ambition can creep as well as soar.  ~ Edmund Burke

Not failure, but low aim, is a crime.  ~ James Russell Lowell

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

The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.  ~ Maya Angelou

The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.  ~ William Shakespeare

Ambition is destruction, only competence matters.  ~ Jill Robinson

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

Ambition has its disappointmentsto sour us, but never the good fortune to satisfy us.  ~ Benjamin Franklin

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