35 Ambition Quotes
Be encouraged, inspired, and motivated by these ambition quotes.
Ambition can creep as well as soar.
Edmund Burke, Irish statesman
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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.
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An average person with average talents and ambition and average education,
can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society, if that person has clear,
Just be yourself, hold true to yourself, your dreams and ambitions.
Patrick Rahn, Mindset of Success
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Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through
experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened,
ambition inspired, and success achieved.
It takes a little muscle and it takes a little grit,
A little true ambition with a little bit of wit.
It's not the "biggest" things that count and make the "biggest" show.
It's the little things that people do that makes this old world go!
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Failure is only postponed success as long as courage 'coaches' ambition.
The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
Those moments you fail are not the end, they are periods in which
you recollect thoughts, ideas, and ambitions, and change direction.
Benjamin Chapin, Think Positive: Guide to Positive Thinking
Inspiration, from whatever the source, arouses feelings within us
that rekindle hope, ambition, and determination. It is a momentary
whisper of encouragement and reassurance that causes us to
become aware of our potential.
Jim Rohn , The Five Major Pieces to the Life Puzzle,
The perfection of wisdom, and the end of true philosophy is to proportion
our wants to our possessions, our ambitions to our capacities,
we will then be a happy and a virtuous people.
Nobility of spirit has more to do with simplicity than ostentation,
wisdom rather than wealth, commitment rather than ambition.
Can you remember a favourite book, or film, or band, or hobby, a
person you admired, or your ambitions as a teenager?
They would almost certainly be different to your choices today.
The experiences you have had in your life have changed your attitude
and will continue to do so.
Sue Hadfield, Change One Thing!
Ambition is more than mere desire. It is desire plus incentive - determination
- will to achieve the desire.
Herbert Armstrong, The Seven Laws of Success
One simple change - replacing news and mass media with books -
can produce dramatic changes in your life. No matter what your
ambition in life is, you can find books that will inspire you to work
on your goals.
Martin Meadows, How to Think Bigger: Aim Higher, Get More Motivated, and Accomplish Big Things
There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world.
It is to stoop down and lift mankind a little higher.
Henry van Dyke
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Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals.
Planning in this way also boosts your self-esteem, because it demonstrates
to yourself that you are taking your dreams and ambitions seriously.
Alan Schmidt, Confidence
Simply by putting my ambition out there it had mysteriously
come spectacularly true and I was enjoying a lifestyle that some
people only dream of.
Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty
of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you
hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your
President Obama, Obama In His Own Words
If your energy is as boundless as your ambition, total commitment
may be a way of life you should seriously consider.
Dr. Joyce Brothers
Motivation and ambition either come from fear or love, it's up to you
Kevin Kerr, How to Be Happy and Live Life to the Fullest
Age is a quality of mind:
If you have left your dreams behind,
If hope is lost,
If you no longer look ahead,
If your ambition's fires are dead,
Then you are old.
Edward Tuck, The Passing Years
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people do that, but the really great make you feel that you,
too, can somehow become great.
The famous Ralph Waldo Emerson was remembered quoting that
there are five enemies to peace: ambition, avarice, anger, pride and envy.
Bree Miller, Gratitude & Happiness: A Guide to Feeling Grateful, Happy And Free
The heart is the epicenter of everything as it is where dreams,
hopes and ambitions are born.
Cess Gichuhi, Letters and Poems for the Soul
Friends. Relationships. For women that's what life's about.
We are relational beings. As such, we almost always put our
relationships with husbands, children, and friends before ambition
and material gain. Yet the evidence is that our life-nourishing relationships are being eroded today as we live frenetic, time-pressured lives.
Brenda Hunter, In the Company of Women: Deepening Our Relationships with the Important Women in Our Lives
Those moments you fail are not the end, they are periods in
which you recollect thoughts, ideas, and ambitions, and change direction.
Benjamin Chapin, Think Positive: Guide to Positive Thinking
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When we get older, some of us lose our dreams and our ambitions,
and are content to accept mediocrity.
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A man without ambition is dead.
A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love
for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive.
I'm not saying that leisure is a no-no. In fact, everyone should take time
out once in a while to recharge and revitalize their energy.
The key is to have a balanced life. Set aside a fraction of your
time to carry out your dreams and ambitions.
Lucky people meet their perfect partners, achieve their lifelong ambitions,
find fulfilling careers, and live happy and meaningful lives.
Their success is not due to them working especially hard,
being amazingly talented or exceptionally intelligent. Instead,
they appear to have an uncanny ability to be in the right place
at the right time and enjoy more than their fair share of lucky breaks.
Richard Wiseman, The Luck Factor: The Scientific Study of the Lucky Mind
Ambition is the epicenter of perseverance through which
accomplishments spell success.
One of six brothers, Dwight was raised in a white frame house on
South East Fourth Street, absorbing the simple and unquestioned
values taught by his surroundings and by his parents - honesty,
self-reliance, hard work, ambition, and fear of God.
Tom Wicker, Dwight D. Eisenhower: The American Presidents Series: The 34th President, 1953-1961
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The family is the corner stone of our society. More than any other
force it shapes the attitude, the hopes, the ambitions, and the
values of the child. And when the family collapses it is the children
that are usually damaged. When it happens on a massive scale the
community itself is crippled. So, unless we work to strengthen the family,
to create conditions under which most parents will stay together, all the
rest - schools, playgrounds, and public assistance, and private concern - will never be enough.
Lyndon Baines Johnson
They cannot handle the risks and stress involved in striving to
be better and doing things that are not a part of their usual routine.
They settle for mediocrity and familiarity and give up on their dreams
and ambitions, thinking that it is better to live in the safety of their
comfort zones than to live a life full of uncertainties.
Jamie Becker, Start Living: Break Out of Your Comfort Zone and Live Life With No Regrets