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400 Inspirational Ambition Quotes To Motivate You (2023)

1. “Set your ambitions, even if you are uncertain about what they should be. The better ambitions have to do with the development of character and ability, rather than status and power.”


2. “Mountains are not Stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion.”- Anatoli Boukreev


3. “A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.” Liberty Hyde Bailey


4. 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.” – Helen Keller


5. “Time is the only critic without ambition.“


6. “Arrogance is a killer and wearing ambition on one’s sleeve can have the same effect. There is a fine line between arrogance and self-confidence.” – Jack Welch


7. “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.“


8. “Too often, achievement, accomplishment, ambition is defined as greed. Here’s my clarification: greed is attempting to get something for nothing, to take without exchange.”


9. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.”


10. “We're not all nice, and there are a lot of levels of ambition and niceness.” ― Heather Donahue


11. “An average person with average talent, ambition and education, can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society, if that person has clear, focused goals.”


12. “I just think a hustler’s ambition is that I never stop. I start off hustling and said I’ll never stop hustling. An ambitious hustler is the one to hustle the hustlers. When I grew up, my heroes were hustlers. Now I’m their hero.” – Young Jeezy


13. “Tales of power and ambition and intrigue and betrayal and desir. When you’re telling those in a big way, you automatically want to go to Shakespeare.” – Beau Willimon


14. “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


15. Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.


16. “I invite everyone to choose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition.” –Jean-Francois Cope


17. “I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people,” said Schwab, “the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. “There is nothing else that so kills the ambitions of a person as criticisms from superiors. I never criticize anyone. I believe in giving a person incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. If I like anything, I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.”


18. “It is not my ambition to marry a white woman or swim in a white pool. It is political equality that we want.”


19. “This is no war of chieftains or of princes, of dynasties or national ambition; it is a war of peoples and of causes… This is a War of the Unknown Warriors; but let all strive without failing in faith or in duty; and the dark curse of Hitler will be lifted from our age.” –Winston Churchill, Never Give In! Winston Churchill's Greatest Speeches


20. “Fake friends; those who only drill holes under your boat to get it leaking; those who discredit your ambitions and those who pretend they love you, but behind their backs they know they are in to destroy your legacies.” – Israelmore Ayivor


21. “No relationship survives or, more accurately, survives happily without a joint commitment to the genuine happiness of the other person. We do not have to sacrifice our destiny, talents, friendships, or ambitions, but their impact on the other person has to be seriously considered. When times are uncomfortable, challenging, not what we wanted or imagined, or actively distressing, we should not revert to dishonesty, nondisclosure, or manipulation to get our own way. What good is getting our way if that way is destructive to our partner? We will end up suffering anyway from the painful demise of our relationship. A different, new, reformed way can evolve. Some things aren’t that important, and disagreement is of minimal importance. Some things have a huge impact on the life of both people, and some sort of agreement has to be earnestly sought. Compromise is not difficult when the people involved care about the other’s emotional, mental, and physical health.”


22. Surround yourself with positive people who believe in your dreams, encourage your ideas, support your ambitions, and bring out the best in you.


23. “I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people,” said Schwab, “the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. “There is nothing else that so kills the ambitions of a person as criticisms from superiors. I never criticize anyone. I believe in giving a person incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault.”


24. “I have a personal ambition to live my life honestly and honor the true love that I’ve had and also the people I’ve had around me.”- Lana Del Rey


25. 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, focused goals.


26. “A good work ethic is not so much a concern for hard work but rather one for responsibility. There have been a great many men and women who have, in fact, used work or hustle or selfish ambition as an escape from real responsibility, an escape from purpose. In matters such as these, the hard work is just as dysfunctional as the sloth.” ~ Criss Jami


27. “On every teacher and every parent, I urge not great instruction, but humility and simplicity in dealing with small children. Their lives are fresh, without rivalry or external ambitions, it takes so little to make them happy, to let them work in their own way towards the normal development of the men and women they will be. ”


28. “At least eighty percent of millionaires are self-made. That is, they started with nothing but ambition and energy, the same way most of us start.” Brian Tracy


29. “Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion.” - Anatoli Boukreev


30. “the greatest hindrance to God’s blessing in your life is not others, it is yourself — your self-will, stubborn pride, and personal ambition. You cannot fulfill God’s purposes for your life while focusing on your own plans.”


31. “Without ambition, one starts nothing. Without work, one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it” – Ralph Waldo Emmerson


32. “There is nothing else that so kills the ambitions of a person as criticisms from superiors.”


33. “A young man without ambition is an old man waiting to be.”


34. “Fear is the destroyer of dreams and the killer of ambitions.” – Jeffrey Benjamin


35. “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


36. “I have many years to get better and better, and that has to be my ambition. The day you think there is no improvements to be made is a sad one for any player.” – Lionel Messi


37. Sacrifice your ambition, your drive, your work-a-holism, influence, status, pat on the back. Let all of that die or your soul will die instead and the souls of those around you.


38. “I have no fear, I have no m*th*f*ck*n fear, I have only ambition. I want mine, and I will do anything to feed and protect my family.”


39. “The search for the purpose of life has puzzled people for thousands of years. That’s because we typically begin at the wrong starting point—ourselves. We ask self-centered questions like What do I want to be? What should I do with my life? What are my goals, my ambitions, my dreams for my future? But focusing on ourselves will never reveal our life’s purpose.”


40. “there was a human interest segment about a street sweeper on the evening news. I think he worked in Philadelphia. He was a black gentleman and swept streets the old-fashioned way, with one of those wide, stiff bristle brooms and a wheeled garbage can. He had a wife and several children and lived in a modest home. It was a loving family, and he had high ambitions for his children. He enjoyed his job very much and felt he was providing a worthwhile service to his community. He had only one professional ambition in life and that was to get promoted to drive one of those mechanized street sweepers with big round brushes. He finally achieved his ambition and was promoted to driving a street sweeping machine. His wife and children were proud of him. The television piece closed with him driving down the street; a huge smile was on his face. He knew who he was and what he was. I run that video piece through my mind every few months as a reality check. Here is a man happy in his work, providing an essential service for his community, providing for his family, who love and respect him. Have I been more successful in what is truly important in life than he has been? No, we have both been fortunate. He has touched all the important bases in the game of life. When we are ultimately judged, despite my titles and medals, he may have a few points on me, and on a lot of others I know.”


41. An average person with average talents and average ambition can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society; if that person has clear focused goals. – Mary Kay Ash


42. “Never surround yourself with people who are envious of your ambitions. Decide to be at the right place at the right time and save yourself for greater opportunities.” – Israelmore Ayivor


43. “Adopt as your ambition the creation of a world in which those who work against you see the light and wake up and succeed, so that the better at which you are aiming can encompass them, too.”


44. “Your ambition should be to get as much life out of living as you possibly can – as much enjoyment, as much interest, as much experience, as much understanding. And not to simply be what is generally called a “success”.”


45. Let your goals and ambitions sun kiss your hard work.


46. “A good work ethic is not so much a concern for hard work but rather one for responsibility. There have been a great many men and women who have in fact used work or hustle or selfish ambition as an escape from real responsibility, an escape from purpose. In matters such as these, the hard worker is just as dysfunctional as the sloth.”


47. “I hope you find true meaning, contentment, and passion in your life. I hope you navigate the difficult times and come out with greater strength and resolve. I hope you find whatever balance you seek with your eyes wide open. And I hope that you – yes, you – have the ambition to lean in to your career and run the world. Because the world needs you to change it.”


48. Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings. —Salvador Dali


49. “The greatest risk you can take in your life is to risk nothing with your life. To live life in the kiddie pool. To make your ultimate ambition a completely safe life. Because then if you fail, it’s embarrassing. And if you succeed, it’s insulting to a God who had much bigger things in mind for your life.”


50. "Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work, one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it."—Ralph Waldo Emerson


51. “Religion united its influence with those of loyalty and love, and the order of knighthood, endowed with all the sanctity and religious awe that attended the priesthood, became an object of ambition to the greatest sovereigns. ” — Thomas Bulfinch


52. Without ambition, one starts nothing. Without work, one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. — Ralph Waldo Emerson


53. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves Philippians 2:3


54. “I’m sure it’s no surprise to discover that there are links between imposter syndrome and low self-esteem. If you believe you’re lacking in some way, you are much more likely to undervalue your achievements and alter your goals and ambitions to reflect your insecurity.” – Dr Jessamy Hibberd


55. “Good climbing is about climbing with heart and with instinct, not ambition and pride.” — Bear Grylls


56. “Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


57. The difference between greed and ambition is a greedy person desires things he isn't prepared to work for. - Habeeb Akande


58. “I’d like to take a motorcycle trip across Europe, maybe even across China. Of course, I’d also like to broker a peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians, but it’s important to put ceilings on one’s ambitions.” ~ Stephen King


59. Mark Twain – “Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”


60. “Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.”


61. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you, too, can become great.”


62. “Keep away from small 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.”


63. “I invite everyone to choose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition.” — Jean-Francois Cope


64. “This question unmasks motives. Eventually, corporate mission will conflict with personal ambition.”


65. “It’s a bad idea to ignore your ambitions, your energy, your obsession, but it’s even worse to let them take their own course. They can be like wild horses, running full speed in every direction, wasting energy and resources with lots of effort that produces nothing.”


66. How sweet the morning air is! See how that one little cloud floats like a pink feather from some gigantic flamingo. Now the red rim of the sun pushes itself over the London cloud-bank. It shines on a good many folks, but on none, I dare bet, who are on a stranger errand than you and I. How small we feel with our petty ambitions and strivings in the presence of the great elemental forces of Nature! – Arthur Conan Doyle


67. I look for two things when I hire a new employee: ambition and humility. Without a proven track record of initiative and ambition, it’s likely the person becomes a drain rather than a contributor to the company — even the really smart, talented ones.


68. “True will is quiet humility, resilience, and flexibility; the other kind of will is weakness disguised by bluster and ambition.” Ryan Holiday


69. “If you have ambition, your actions have to match that, and too many people are just like not putting in the work.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


70. Be a warrior when it comes to delivering on your ambitions. And a saint when it comes to treating people with respect, modeling generosity, and showing up with outright love. — Robin S. Sharma


71. Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great makes you feel that you, too, can become great.


72. “How sweet the morning air is! See how that one little cloud floats like a pink feather from some gigantic flamingo…. How small we feel with our petty ambitions and strivings in the presence of the great elemental forces of Nature!”


73. “Surround yourself with people who have dreams, desire, and ambition; they’ll help you push for, and realize your own.” Anonymous


74. “I’m just a young nigga with a lot of ambition” -Young Dolph


75. “Even if your ambitions are huge, start slow, start small, build gradually, build smart.”


76. “What shall I do with a torn nation? Stitch it back together with careful words of truth. The importance of this injunction has, if anything, become clearer over the past few years: we are dividing, and polarizing, and drifting toward chaos. It is necessary, under such conditions, if we are to avoid catastrophe, for each of us to bring forward the truth, as we see it: not the arguments that justify our ideologies, not the machinations that further our ambitions, but the stark pure facts of our existence, revealed for others to see and contemplate, so that we can find common ground and proceed together.”


77. “In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our daughters, there is something which there are no words to express.” – Joseph Addison


78. “We can each define ambition and progress for ourselves. The goal is to work toward a world where expectations are not set by the stereotypes that hold us back, but by our personal passion, talents, and interests.” ~ Sheryl Sandberg


79. “Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


80. “Our ambition should not be to win, then, but to play with our full effort.”


81. “Arrogance is a killer, and wearing ambition on one’s sleeve can have the same effect. There is a fine line between arrogance and self-confidence. Legitimate self-confidence is a winner. The true test of self-confidence is the courage to be open – to welcome change and new ideas regardless of their source. Self-confident people aren’t afraid to have their views challenged. They relish the intellectual combat that enriches ideas.” ~ Jack Welch


82. Our ambition is to keep your bathroom fresh, clean and pure


83. “The ego we see most commonly goes by a more casual definition: an unhealthy belief in our own importance. Arrogance. Self-centered ambition. That’s”


84. “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.”


85. “Each of us has our own dreams and ambitions. Only through a concentrated effort can a person realize one’s own dreams, hopes and ambitions.” — Maggie Thompson, Codepency


86. “A dream without ambition is like a car without gas… you’re not going anywhere.” ~ Sean Hampton


87. “When given an opportunity to better themselves, blue-collar workers will usually reach for it with both hands. One should never underestimate the ambition of these men and women.” – Barack Obama


88. “Where finite-minded organizations view people as a cost to be managed, infinite-minded organizations prefer to see employees as human beings whose value cannot be calculated as if they were a piece of machinery. Investing in human beings goes beyond paying them well and offering them a great place to work. It also means treating them like human beings. Understanding that they, like all people, have ambitions and fears, ideas and opinions and ultimately want to feel like they matter.”


89. “There’s a worthy and noble ambition—strength in the face of adversity.” – Jordan Peterson


90. “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


91. “The level of sloth at which you live is unacceptable for any man with any ambition for greatness.”


92. Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved. — Helen Keller


93. 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 (Click to Tweet!


94. “Hey you! We are coming up on 2 weeks sober and I wanted to say you are killing it! It’s hard for many to do what you’re doing. I’m proud of you and admire you as you pursue your ambitions. Last couple games may get stressful but push through!” (71)


95. 20. “Hey you! We are coming up on 2 weeks sober and I wanted to say you are killing it! It’s hard for many to do what you’re doing. I’m proud of you and admire you as you pursue your ambitions. Last couple games may get stressful but push through!” (71)


96. “This is no war of chieftains or of princes, of dynasties or national ambition; it is a war of peoples and of causes. There are vast numbers, not only in this Island but in every land, who will render faithful service in this war, but whose names will never be known, whose deeds will never be recorded. This is a War of the Unknown Warriors”


97. “Patience is the path to your ambitions.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


98. “The voracious ambition of humans is never sated by dreams coming true, because there is always the thought that everything might be done better and again.”


99. “Level 5 leaders channel their ego needs away from themselves and into the larger goal of building a great company. It’s not that Level 5 leaders have no ego or self-interest. Indeed, they are incredibly ambitious–but their ambition is first and foremost for the institution, not themselves.”


100. “Have they been educated to the level of their intellectual ability or ambition? Is their use of free time engaging, meaningful, and productive? Have they formulated solid and well-articulated plans for the future? Are they (and those they are close to) free of any serious physical health or economic problems? Do they have friends and a social life? A stable and satisfying intimate partnership? Close and functional familial relationships? A career—or, at least, a job—that is financially sufficient, stable and, if possible, a source of satisfaction and opportunity? If the answer to any three or more of these questions is no, I consider that my new client is insufficiently embedded in the interpersonal world and is in danger of spiraling downward psychologically because of that.”


101. “Dream big and have huge ambition, but never forget life is lived in small moments and sustained by simple acts of love.” – Cory Booker


102. “Generals Eisenhower, Patton, and Montgomery, President Roosevelt, and Prime Minister Churchill were giants on a world stage. You and your men were different to me, though. You came from the cities, backgrounds, and places I came from. You had some of the same problems and situations. Your triumph was one of character more than ability or talent. I do not mean to imply that you or your men lacked talent and ability, but I could identify with your talents and abilities. I will never be able to speak like Churchill or have the ambition of Patton, but I can have the quiet determination of Easy Company. I can be a leader; I can be loyal; I can be a good comrade. These are the qualities that you and your men demonstrated under the harshest of conditions. Surely I can do the same in my normal life.”


103. “I have no fear. I have no m*th*f*ck*n fear. I have only ambition. I want mine, and I will do anything to feed and protect my family.”


104. “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


105. “If one were truly aware of the value of human life, to waste it blithely on distractions and the pursuit of vulgar ambitions would be the height of confusion.” ― DilgoKhyentse Rinpoche


106. “Level 5 leaders channel their ego needs away from themselves and into the larger goal of building a great company. It’s not that Level 5 leaders have no ego or self-interest. Indeed, they are incredibly ambitious-but their ambition is first and foremost for the institution, not themselves.”


107. “If you want to achieve consistent performance, you need both parts of a 20 Mile March: a lower bound and an upper bound, a hurdle that you jump over and a ceiling that you will not rise above, the ambition to achieve and the self-control to hold back.”


108. “Arrogance is a killer, and wearing ambition on one’s sleeve can have the same effect. There is a fine line between arrogance and self-confidence.” Jack Welch


109. “Realistic goals, goals restricted to the average ambition level, are uninspiring and will only fuel you through the first or second problem, at which point you throw in the towel. If the potential payoff is mediocre or average, so is your effort.”


110. “If your life is not what it could be, try telling the truth. Everyone needs a concrete, specific goal — an ambition, and a purpose — to limit chaos and make intelligible sense of his or her life.”


111. “Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our daughters, there is something which there are no words to express.” — Joseph Addison


112. “I have no fear, I have only ambition, and I want mine, And I will do anything to protect and feed my family.” – Tupac Shakur


113. “Know What You Believe What are your values today with regard to your work and your career? Do you believe in the values of integrity, hard work, dependability, creativity, cooperation, initiative, ambition, and getting along well with people? People who live these values in their work are vastly more successful and more highly esteemed than people who do not. What are your values with regard to your family? Do you believe in the importance of unconditional love, continuous encouragement and reinforcement, patience, forgiveness, generosity, warmth, and attentiveness? People who practice these values consistently with the important people in their lives are much happier than people who do not. What are your values with regard to money and financial success? Do you believe in the importance of honesty, industry, thrift, frugality, education, excellent performance, quality, and persistence? People who practice these values are far more successful in their financial lives than those who do not, and they achieve their financial goals far faster as well. What about your health? Do you believe in the importance of self-discipline, self-mastery, and self-control with regard to diet, exercise, and rest? Do you set high standards for health and fitness and then work every day to live up to those standards? People who practice these values live longer, healthier lives than people who do not.”


114. “It’s much harder than anybody believes to bring up kids in a wealthy environment…People are ruined by challenged economic times. But they’re ruined by wealth as well because they lose their ambition and they lose their pride and they lose their sense of self-worth. It’s difficult at both ends of the spectrum.” – Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book David And Goliath.


115. “A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.”


116. “Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. ” —Ralph Waldo Emerson


117. "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


118. Just to be a mediocre driver has never been my ambition. That’s not my style.


119. “if you want to achieve consistent performance, you need both parts of a 20 Mile March: a lower bound and an upper bound, a hurdle that you jump over and a ceiling that you will not rise above, the ambition to achieve and the self-control to hold back. ” ― James C. Collins, Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck--Why Some Thrive Despite Them All


120. “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


121. “ambition without implementation is a ridiculous delusion.”


122. 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


123. “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


124. Today is a modest step forward on the wonderful trip that is your life. May you continue to be blessed and succeed in achieving your goals and ambitions, Wishing you all the best!


125. Let go of your failed dreams, weave a new desire. Clear away your delusions, put new ambitions on fire. This is the perfect age, to turn a new leaf and start over. Start living life to the fullest, for it is now or never. Happy 35th birthday.


126. I am sick of being nice. I’ll show them what a real woman is made of, with my positivity, confidence and ambition


127. “You win by effort, by commitment, by ambition, by quality, by expressing yourself individually but in the team context.” – José Mourinho


128. “Any crusade requires optimism and the ambition to aim high.” Paul Allen


129. "Surround yourself with positive people who believe in your dreams, support your ideas, encourage your ambition, and bring out the best in you.”


130. “We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”


131. “How do you make it to the top when all you have is ambition and talent? You believe in yourself and surround yourself with other idealistic and talented friends that fuel each other and push against the establishment to take you seriously.” – Tamra Davis


132. “A dream without ambition is like a car without gas… you’re not going anywhere.” ~Sean


133. “Misunderstood is the price ambition pays to become legendary.” Robin Sharma


134. “Buddy was offered a number of more important jobs. He turned them all down, but helped the Leadership Council find other good candidates. His lack of ambition came to be seen as great humility. The birds loved him even more.”


135. “If you pay attention, when you are seeking something, you will move towards your goal. More importantly, however, you will acquire the information that allows your goal itself to transform. A totalitarian never asks, “What if my current ambition is in error?” He treats it, instead, as the Absolute. It becomes his God, for all intents and purposes. It constitutes his highest value. It regulates his emotions and motivational states, and determines his thoughts. All people serve their ambition. In that matter, there are no atheists. There are only people who know, and don’t know, what God they serve.”


136. “Surround yourself with people who believe in your dreams. encourage your ideas. support your ambitions. and bring out the best in you.”


137. 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.


138. Your ambition scares me sometimes but I know you will go on to have a phenomenal career. You are going to be the next big thing even before you know it. Keep on working hard. Farewell, my friend.


139. At least eighty percent of millionaires are self-made. That is, they started with nothing but ambition and energy, the same way most of us start.” –Brian Tracy


140. “My ambition is to always get better and better.” – Lionel Messi


141. "Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved."— Helen Keller


142. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”


143. “There is nothing ever wrong with ability, ambition, achievement; but they can easily be wronged by being used to bad ends. ”


144. “Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion.” — Anatoli Boukreev


145. “I look for two things when I hire a new employee: ambition and humility. Without a proven track record of initiative and ambition, it’s likely the person becomes a drain rather than a contributor to the company – even the really smart, talented ones.”


146. “Anxiety is the handmaiden of contemporary ambition.” – Alain de Botton


147. “I was proud of Father for wanting to be a dragon again, and even prouder of the fact that he was now so close to achieving his ambition to fly. I was just sorry that we had not been able to combine his more lofty goals with the more ordinary dream of seeing Mother.”


148. “A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.” — Liberty Hyde Bailey


149. “If expectations rise with results there is no logic in striving for more because you’ll feel the same after putting in extra effort. It gets dangerous when the taste of having more—more money, more power, more prestige— increases ambition faster than satisfaction. In that case one step forward pushes the goalpost two steps ahead. You feel as if you’re falling behind, and the only way to catch up is to take greater and greater amounts of risk.”


150. “Never surround yourself with people who are envious of your ambitions. Decide to be at the right place at the right time and save yourself for greater opportunities.”


151. I don’t see anyone as my competition. We don’t have the same dreams, goals, ambition, and for sure not the same brains.


152. “Never cut anything, never dilute greatness, never pull back on your horsepower, and never put a limit on your ambition, drive, and passion.” – Grant Cardone


153. “My ambition was to live like music.” – Mary Gaitskill


154. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambition.” ~ Mark Twain


155. “Driving race cars was an avenue for me to learn how to build my own car, and that was my ambition all along.” – Carroll Shelby


156. "My ambition was to live like music.” — Mary Gaitskill


157. “We have to be bold in our national ambitions.” — Gloria Macapagal Arroyo


158. “It is inevitable that life will be not just very short but very miserable for those who acquire by great toil what they must keep by greater toil. They achieve what they want laboriously; they possess what they have achieved anxiously; and meanwhile they take no account of time that will never more return. New preoccupations take the place of the old, hope excites more hope and ambition more ambition. They do not look for an end to their misery, but simply change the reason for it.” — Seneca


159. “Love should be your top priority, primary objective, and greatest ambition. Love is not a good part of your life; it’s the most important part. The Bible says, Let love be your greatest aim.” — Rick Warren


160. “The key is to have a balanced life. Set aside a fraction of your time to carry out your dreams and ambitions.” ~ Michael Lee


161. 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.


162. “It should be remembered also that the outlook from the bottom is not so very bright or encouraging. It has a tendency to kill off ambition. We call it “getting into a rut,” which means that we accept our fate because we form the HABIT of daily routine, a habit that finally becomes so strong we cease to try to throw it off.”


163. “Progress not perfection is the only way to bridge the gap between your ability and your ambition.” – Marie Forleo


164. “We found that for leaders to make something great, their ambition has to be for the greatness of the work and the company, rather than for themselves.”


165. I will always pray for you, nothing will happen to your career and nothing will kill your ambition in life. I’m raising a God-fearing man in you who would stand for what he believes. Happy 14th birthday, my son.


166. “Dreams are not born of indifference, laziness, or lack of ambition.”


167. Just to be a mediocre driver has never been my ambition. That’s not my style. – Michael Schuhmacher


168. “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.” – Helen Keller


169. “Driving race cars was an avenue for me to learn how to build my own car, and that was my ambition all along.” ― Carroll Shelby


170. “It’s time to stop avoiding your ambition and put yourself first.” – Maree McPherson


171. “Obstacles are nothing more than tests designed to measure how seriously you want the rewards that your ambitions seek.”


172. “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.” –Helen KellerCLICK TO TWEET


173. “There is no guilt greater than to sanction ambition;”


174. “Even if your ambitions are huge, start slow, start small, build gradually, build smart.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


175. “Accidents on big mountains happen when people’s ambitions cloud their good judgment. Good climbing is about climbing with heart and with instinct, not ambition and pride.” — Bear Grylls


176. “Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion.”


177. “A dream without ambition is like a car without gas, you’re not going anywhere.” ― Sean Hampton


178. “The Nation, which indulges towards another an habitual hatred, or an habitual fondness, is in some degree a slave. It is a slave to its animosity or to its affection, either of which is sufficient to lead it astray from its duty and its interest. ... The Nation, prompted by ill-will and resentment, sometimes impels to war the Government, contrary to the best calculations of policy. The Government sometimes participates in the national propensity, and adopts through passion what reason would reject; at other times, it makes the animosity of the nation subservient to projects of hostility instigated by pride, ambition, and other sinister and pernicious motives. The peace often, sometimes perhaps the liberty, of Nations has been the victim.” — George Washington


179. “True will is quiet humility, resilience, and flexibility; the other kind of will is weakness disguised by bluster and ambition.”


180. “At least eighty percent of millionaires are self-made. That is, they started with nothing but ambition and energy, the same way most of us start.”


181. “I’m no good at anything but comedy, which I think I’m good at. I’m absolutely no good at networking; I’m terrible at acting; I’m terrible at dealing with executives; I’m terrible at collaborating. And I say whatever I want to say. But I think I’m good enough at comedy that I can survive. And I don’t really have an ambition for money.”


182. “Hey you! We are coming up on 2 weeks sober and I wanted to say you are killing it! It’s hard for many to do what you’re doing. I’m proud of you and admire you as you pursue your ambitions. Last couple games may get stressful but push through!” (71


183. “Nothing else so destroys the power to stand alone as the habit of leaning upon others. If you lean, you will never be strong or original. Stand alone or bury your ambition to be somebody in the world.” – Orison Swett Marden


184. “The better ambitions have to do with the development of character and ability, rather than status and power.” – Jordan Peterson


185. Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the real greats make you feel that you, too, can be great.


186. “One of the most important variables in whether an enterprise remains great lies in a simple question: what is the truth about the inner motivations, character, and ambition of those who hold power? Their true, internal motivations will absolutely show up in their decisions and actions—if not immediately, then over time, and certainly under duress—no matter what they say or how they pose. And thus, we return full circle to a central tenet of Covey’s framework: build inner character first—private victory before public victory.”


187. “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.”


188. “Level 5 leaders channel their ego needs away from themselves and into the larger goal of building a great company. It’s not that Level 5 leaders have no ego or self-interest. Indeed, they are incredibly ambitious—but their ambition is first and foremost for the institution, not themselves.”


189. “It is necessary to be strong in the face of death, because death is intrinsic to life. It is for this reason that I tell my students: aim to be the person at your father’s funeral that everyone, in their grief and misery, can rely on. There’s a worthy and noble ambition: strength in the face of adversity.”


190. “We are to process life by looking up to the Lord and into His Word for wisdom. James 3:14–15 (ESV) says, “If you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic.”


191. “The power of being a student is not just that it is an extended period of instruction, it also places the ego and ambition in someone else's hands. There is a sort of ego ceiling imposed-one knows that is not better than the "master" he apprentices under. Not even close. You defer to them, you subsume yourself. You cannot fake or bullshit them. An education can't be hacked; there are no shortcuts besides hacking it every single day. If you don't , they drop you.”


192. “Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the rally great make you believe that you too can be great.” – Mark Twain


193. “How sweet the morning air is! See how that one little cloud floats like a pink feather from some gigantic flamingo. Now the red rim of the sun pushes itself over the London cloud-bank. It shines on a good many folk, but on none, I dare bet, who are on a stranger errand than you and I. How small we feel with our petty ambitions and strivings in the presence of the great elemental forces of Nature!”


194. “By refusing to admit that I was sick, I felt I could keep the sickness outside time and space, something only in my own head. If other people knew about it, the sickness would become real and I would have to spend my life being a sick person. This could only interfere with my other ambitions, such as achieving enlightenment and being a fun girl.”


195. Forgive us, Father, for doubting our purpose on earth. We confess just how often we run from what You are calling us to do because we feel it is too hard. And now, as we await the outcome of surgery, we feel compelled to reach back and grab every opportunity that has ever passed us by to walk behind Your Son in pursuit of Your will for our lives. Please forgive our disobedience, and lack of respect for Your timing and Your plans. Help us to place our current and future ambitions on bringing You glory, and the love of Your Son to all who know us.


196. “Become the leader of your life. Lead yourself to where you want to be. Breathe life back into your ambitions, your desires, your goals, your relationships.” ― Steve Maraboli


197. “I invite everyone to choose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition.” – Jean-Francois Cope


198. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain


199. “Sometimes he wished he had no ambitions—often wondered where they had come from in his life, because he remembered how satisfied he had been as a youngster, and that with the little he had—a dog, a stick, an aloneness he loved.”


200. “Stay away from those people who try to disparage your ambitions. Small minds will always do that, but great minds will give you a feeling that you can become great too.” —Mark Twain


201. "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


202. “Narcissistic personality disorder is named for Narcissus, from Greek mythology, who fell in love with his own reflection. Freud used the term to describe persons who were self-absorbed, and psychoanalysts have focused on the narcissist’s need to bolster his or her self-esteem through grandiose fantasy, exaggerated ambition, exhibitionism, and feelings of entitlement.” ― Donald W. Black


203. “The hardest financial skill is getting the goalpost to stop moving. But it’s one of the most important. If expectations rise with results there is no logic in striving for more because you’ll feel the same after putting in extra effort. It gets dangerous when the taste of having more—more money, more power, more prestige—increases ambition faster than satisfaction.”


204. Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the real greats make you feel that you, too, can be great. – Mark Twain


205. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved. HELEN KELLER”


206. “Your ambition should be to get as much life out of living as you possibly can, as much enjoyment, as much interest, as much experience, as much understanding. Not simply be what is generally called a success.”


207. “People are ruined by challenged economic lives. But they are ruined by wealth as well because they lose their ambition and they lose their pride and they lose their sense of self-worth”


208. “If your energy is as boundless as your ambition, total commitment may be a way of life you should seriously consider.” — Joyce Brothers


209. “Accidents on big mountains happen when people’s ambitions cloud their good judgment. Good climbing is about climbing with heart and with instinct, not ambition and pride.” – Bear Grylls


210. “if you want to achieve consistent performance, you need both parts of a 20 Mile March: a lower bound and an upper bound, a hurdle that you jump over and a ceiling that you will not rise above, the ambition to achieve and the self-control to hold back. ”


211. “Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.” – Philippians 2:3-4


212. I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. There is nothing else that so kills the ambitions of a person as criticism from superiors. I never criticize anyone. I believe in giving a person incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. If I like anything, I am hearty in my appreciation and lavish in my praise.


213. “We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, you can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise, you would threaten the man.”


214. “Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.” – Marilyn Monroe


215. “Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.”


216. “Give your employees a mission that matches their ambitions. When you challenge people, they surprise you.”


217. “Level 5 leaders are differentiated from other levels of leaders in that they have a wonderful blend of personal humility combined with an extraordinary professional will. Understand that they are very ambitious; but their ambition, first and foremost, is for the company’s success.”


218. ‘Surround yourself with people who believe in your dreams, encourage your ideas, support your ambitions, and bring out the best in you.’ – Roy T. Bennett


219. I invite everyone to choose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition.'—Jean-Francois Cope


220. “True will is quiet humility, resilience, and flexibility; the other kind of will is weakness disguised by bluster and ambition. See which lasts longer under the hardest of obstacles.”


221. 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. - Hellen Keller


222. “How sweet the morning air is! See how that one little cloud floats like a pink feather from some gigantic flamingo…. How small we feel with our petty ambitions and strivings in the presence of the great elemental forces of Nature!” ― Arthur Conan Doyle


223. “Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work, one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.“ — Ralph Waldo Emerson


224. “An average person with average talent, ambition and education can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society, if that person has clear, focused goals.”


225. “I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement.There is nothing else that so kills the ambitions of a person as criticism from superiors. I never criticize anyone. I believe in giving a person incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. If I like anything, I am hearty in my appreciation and lavish in my praise.” – Charles Schwab, founder of the Charles Schwab Corporation


226. “Once a man’ ambition is kindled, nothing can stop him. For a businessman, no country can be too far. For a wise man, there is no such thing as a foreign land. He is at home wherever he goes.” ~ Chanakya


227. “In a scene where nobody with any ambition is really what he appears to be, there’s not much risk in acting like a king-hell freak.” – Hunter S. Thompson


228. “We will learn that though we think big, we must act and live small in order to accomplish what we seek. Because we will be action and education focused, and forgo validation and status, our ambition will not be grandiose but iterative—one foot in front of the other, learning and growing and putting in the time.”


229. Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings. – Dali


230. “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. When you are seeking to bring big plans to fruition, it is important with whom you regularly associate. Hang out with friends who are like-minded and who are also designing purpose-filled lives. Similarly be that kind of a friend for your friends.” – Mark Twain


231. “It should be the highest ambition of every American to extend his views beyond himself, and to bear in mind that his conduct will not only affect himself, his country, and his immediate posterity; but that its influence may be co-extensive with the world, and stamp political happiness or misery on ages yet unborn.” – George Washington


232. “The whole life is a succession of dreams. My ambition is to be a conscious dreamer, that is all.”


233. “A dream without ambition is like a car without gas… you’re not going anywhere.” ~Sean Hamptonbest auto insurance


234. “Criticism is the price of ambition.” – Robin Sharma


235. “Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.”


236. “A dream without ambition is like a car without gas… you’re not going anywhere.” – Sean Hampton


237. 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 (Click to Tweet!)


238. “Accidents on big mountains happen when people’s ambitions cloud their good judgment. Good climbing is about climbing with heart and with instinct, not ambition and pride.”


239. “If the heart of Africa remained elusive, my search for it had brought me closer to understanding myself and other human beings. The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. It impels mighty ambitions and dangerous capers. We amass great fortunes at the cost of our souls, or risk our lives in drug dens from London’s Soho, to San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury. We shout in Baptist churches, wear yarmulkes and wigs and argue even the tiniest points in the Torah, or worship the sun and refuse to kill cows for the starving. Hoping that by doing these things, home will find us acceptable or failing that, that we will forget our awful yearning for it.”


240. “My ambition is to always get better and better. ” – Lionel Messi


241. Surround yourself with people who believe in your dreams, encourage your ideas, support your ambitions, and bring out the best in you. - Roy T. Bennett


242. “You preachers of equality, the tyrant-mania of impotence clamors thus out of you for equality: your most secret ambitions to be tyrants thus shroud themselves in words of virtue.”


243. “Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer. —NICCOLÒ MACHIAVELLI, The Prince”


244. “I look for two things when I hire a new employee: ambition and humility. Without a proven track record of initiative and ambition, it’s likely the person becomes a drain rather than a contributor to the company — even the really smart, talented ones.” — Justin McLeod, founder, and CEO of Hinge


245. “We live in an age of unprecedented opportunity: If you’ve got ambition and smarts, you can rise to the top of your chosen profession, regardless of where you started out.” – Peter Drucker Quotes on Opportunity


246. “At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.”


247. “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.” — Helen Keller, American author, political activist and lecturer


248. “Good climbing is about climbing with heart and with instinct, not ambition and pride.”


249. “Leadership is not about your ambition. It is about bringing out the ambitions of your team.” - Cheryl A. Bachelder


250. “IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU. The purpose of your life is far greater than your own personal fulfillment, your peace of mind, or even your happiness. It’s far greater than your family, your career, or even your wildest dreams and ambitions. If you want to know why you were placed on this planet, you must begin with God. You were born by his purpose and for his purpose.”


251. “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.”


252. “Those moments you fail are not the end, they are periods in which you recollect thoughts, ideas, and ambitions, and change direction.” – Benjamin Chapin


253. “I invite everyone to choose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition.” -Jean-Francois Cope


254. “Comfort, I've learned, is a dream killer. It saps our ambition. Blinds our vision. Promotes complacency. What you cannot do is become complacent with any of those fears”


255. “I have many years to get better and better, and that has to be my ambition. The day you think there is no improvements to be made is a sad one for any player. ” – Lionel Messi


256. “Let go of your failed dreams, weave a new desire. Clear away your delusions, and put new ambitions on fire. This is the perfect age to turn a new leaf and start over. Start living life to the fullest, for it is now or never. Happy 70th birthday.”


257. “There’s a worthy and noble ambition: strength in the face of adversity. That is very different from the wish for a life free of trouble.”


258. “I believe that life is chaotic, a jumble of accidents, ambitions, misconceptions, bold intentions, lazy happenstances, and unintended consequences, yet I also believe that there are connections that illuminate our world, revealing its endless mystery and wonder.” – David Maraniss


259. “Paul the Apostle exhorted, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.” 74 Make a mental and emotional commitment to look out for the interests of others.”


260. “It ought to be the employer’s ambition as leader to pay than any similar line of business, and it ought to be the workman’s ambition to make it possible”


261. “Fake friends; those who only drill holes under your boat to get it leaking; those who discredit your ambitions and those who pretend they love you, but behind their backs, they know they are in to destroy your legacies.”


262. “My ambition is to be happy.” — Penelope Cruz


263. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.


264. “Surround yourself with people who believe in your dreams, encourage your ideas, support your ambitions, and bring out the best in you.”


265. “I look for two things when I hire a new employee: ambition and humility. Without a proven track record of initiative and ambition, it’s likely the person becomes a drain rather than a contributor to the company — even the really smart, talented ones.” — Justin McLeod


266. “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


267. “Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work, one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.“—Ralph Waldo Emerson


268. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambition.”


269. ‘Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.’ – Walter H. Cottingham


270. “The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.” – Carl Sagan


271. “Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.” —Salvador Dali


272. “It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”


273. “Rise above sectional interests and private ambitions… Pass from matter to spirit. Matter is diversity; spirit is light, life and unity.” – Muhammad Iqbal


274. A dream without ambition is like a car without gas… you’re not going anywhere.


275. “One of the most important variables in whether an enterprise remains great lies in a simple question: what is the truth about the inner motivations, character, and ambition of those who hold power? Their true, internal motivations will absolutely show up in their decisions and actions—if not immediately, then over time, and certainly under duress”


276. “Keep your energy focused on your goals and ambitions.” -Unknown


277. Realistic goals, goals restricted to the average ambition level, are uninspiring and will only fuel you through the first or second problem, at which point you throw in the towel. If the potential payoff is mediocre or average, so is your effort.


278. Your ambition has gotten you to where you are, now be persistent this Tuesday and keep moving forward to be where you want to be! Happy Tuesday!


279. “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.” — Helen Keller, American author, political activist and lecturer


280. “An average person with average talent, ambition and education, can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society, if that person has clear, focused goals.” – Brian Tracy


281. “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.”


282. “Stay away from those people who try to disparage your ambitions. Small minds will always do that, but great minds will give you a feeling that you can become great too.” — Mark Twain


283. “Distance yourself from negative people who try to lower your motivation and decrease your ambition. Create space for positive people to come into your life. Surround yourself with positive people who believe in your dreams, encourage your ideas, support your ambitions, and bring out the best in you.”


284. “A strong girl will not let anyone get in the way of her dreams and ambitions.” -unknown


285. “This could only interfere with my other ambitions, such as achieving enlightenment and being a fun girl.”


286. “I invite everyone to choose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition.” Jean-Francois Cope


287. “Your ambition should be to get as much life out of living as you possibly can, as much enjoyment, as much interest, as much experience, as much understanding. Not simply to be what is generally called “a success.”


288. “An average person with average talents and average ambition can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society; if that person has clear focused goals.” – Mary Kay Ash


289. “Surround yourself with positive people who believe in your dreams, encourage your ideas, support your ambitions, and bring out the best in you.” Roy Bennett


290. Start each day with ambition and well-set goals, and believe in yourself. I know you’ll achieve a prosperous life!


291. ‘Oh, it’s delightful to have ambitions. I’m so glad I have such a lot. And there never seems to be any end to them—that’s the best of it. Just as soon as you attain one ambition you see another one glittering higher up still. It does make life so interesting.’ – L. M Montgomery


292. “I missed the future. Obviously I knew even before his recurrence that I'd never grow old with Augustus Waters. But thinking about Lidewij and her boyfriend, I felt robbed. I would probably never again see the ocean from thirty thousand feet above, so far up that you can't make out the waves or any boats, so that the ocean is a great and endless monolith. I could imagine it. I could remember it. But I couldn't see it again, and it occurred to me that the voracious ambition of humans is never sated by dreams coming true, because there is always the thought that everything might be done better and again.”


293. “The logic of value innovation starts with an ambition to dominate the market by offering a tremendous leap in value. Value innovators never say, Here’s what competitors are doing; let’s do this in response.”


294. Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work, one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.—Ralph Waldo Emerson


295. “Passion is when you put more energy into something than is required to do it. It is more than just enthusiasm or excitement, passion is ambition that is materialized into action to put as much heart, mind, body, and soul into something as humanly possible.”


296. “Anything which is more than our necessity is Poison. It may be power, wealth, hunger, ego, greed, laziness, love, ambition, hate or anything.”


297. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great makes you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain


298. “We’re not all nice, and there are a lot of levels of ambition and niceness.”


299. “It’s not about you. The purpose of your life is far greater than your own personal fulfillment, your peace of mind, or even your happiness. It's far greater than your family, your career, or even your wildest dreams and ambitions. If you want to know why you were placed on this planet, you must begin with God. You were born by his purpose and for his purpose.”


300. “But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. (James 3:14 – 16)”


301. “Surround yourself with positive people who believe in your dreams, encourage your ideas, support your ambitions, and bring out the best in you.” — Roy Bennett


302. “The power of being a student is not just that it is an extended period of instruction, it also places the ego and ambition in someone else’s hands.”


303. “Driven by my ambitions, desire higher positions.”


304. “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. When you are seeking to bring big plans to fruition, it is important with whom you regularly associate. Hang out with friends who are like-minded and who are also designing purpose-filled lives. Similarly, be that kind of a friend for your friends.” – Mark Twain


305. “Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.” – Salvador Dali


306. “A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them. ” Liberty Hyde Bailey


307. “A dream without ambition is like a car without gas, you’re not going anywhere.”


308. “The Nation, which indulges towards another an habitual hatred, or an habitual fondness, is in some degree a slave. It is a slave to its animosity or to its affection, either of which is sufficient to lead it astray from its duty and its interest. ... The Nation, prompted by ill-will and resentment, sometimes impels to war the Government, contrary to the best calculations of policy. The Government sometimes participates in the national propensity, and adopts through passion what reason would reject; at other times, it makes the animosity of the nation subservient to projects of hostility instigated by pride, ambition, and other sinister and pernicious motives. The peace often, sometimes perhaps the liberty, of Nations has been the victim.”


309. Want to prove something? Prove that you are enjoying the process of figuring yourself out and chasing your current ambitions and curiosities.


310. “By refusing to admit that I was sick, I felt I could keep the sickness outside time and space, something only in my own head. If other people knew about it, the sickness would become real and I would have to spend my life being a sick person. This could only interfere with my other ambitions, such as achieving enlightenment and being a fun girl. I used internet forums to assess if this was a problem for anyone else. I searched ‘can’t tell people I’m’ and Google suggested: ‘gay’ and ‘pregnant’.”


311. “The better ambitions have to do with the development of character and ability, rather than status and power. Status you can lose. You carry character with you wherever you go, and it allows you to prevail against adversity.”


312. “Accidents on big mountains happen when people’s ambitions cloud their good judgment. Good climbing is about climbing with heart and with instinct, not ambition and pride.”- Bear Grylls


313. “The key to success is having ambition and the courage to follow it through with dedication and hard work.” – Unknown


314. “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.” — Helen Keller


315. “When people want to win they will go to desperate extremes. However, anyone that has already won in life has come to the conclusion that there is no game. There is nothing but learning in this life and it is the only thing we take with us to the grave—knowledge. If you only understood that concept then your heart wouldn’t break so bad. Jealousy or revenge wouldn’t be your ambition. Stepping on others to raise yourself up wouldn’t be a goal. Competition would be left on the playing field, and your freedom from what other people think about you would light the pathway out of hell.”


316. “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.”


317. “Never settle for the lesser ambition. The job, the title, the conventional loyalties and rewards. Stay focused on the larger ambition, which is making a difference in the world.”


318. “Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work, one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.“ —Ralph Waldo Emerson


319. “There is nothing else that so kills the ambitions of a person as criticisms from superiors. I never criticize anyone. I believe in giving a person incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. If I like anything, I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.” That is what Schwab did. But what do average people do? The exact opposite. If they don’t like a thing, they bawl out their subordinates; if they do like it, they say nothing. As the old couplet says: “Once I did bad and that I heard ever/Twice I did good, but that I heard never.”


320. “Life really does favor the obsessed. Great fortune truly does shine on those mesmerized by their gorgeous ambitions. And the universe most definitely supports the human being unwilling to surrender to the forces of fear, rejection and self-doubt.”


321. Tales of power and ambition and intrigue and betrayal and desire – when you’re telling those in a big way, you automatically want to go to Shakespeare. – Beau Willimon


322. “Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller


323. “The heart is the epicenter of everything as it is where dreams, hopes and ambitions are born.” — Cess Gichuhi


324. “Indeed, if we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”


325. I will always pray for you, nothing will happen to your career and nothing will kill your ambition in life. I’m raising a God-fearing man in you who would stand for what he believes. Happy 70th birthday, my son.


326. “Let go of your failed dreams, weave a new desire. Clear away your delusions, and put new ambitions on fire. This is the perfect age to turn a new leaf and start over. Start living life to the fullest, for it is now or never. Happy 35th birthday.”


327. “It’s not about you. The purpose of your life is far greater than your own personal fulfillment, your peace of mind, or even your happiness. It’s far greater than your family, your career, or even your wildest dreams and ambitions. If you want to know why you were placed on this planet, you must begin with God. You were born by his purpose and for his purpose.”


328. “I invite everyone to choose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition.”


329. “I’m all for ambition and stretch goals. I set them for myself.


330. “Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion.” – Anatoli Boukreev


331. “A sociopath is often described as someone with little or no conscience. I’ll leave it to the psychologists to decide whether Holmes fits the clinical profile, but there’s no question that her moral compass was badly askew. I’m fairly certain she didn’t initially set out to defraud investors and put patients in harm’s way when she dropped out of Stanford fifteen years ago. By all accounts, she had a vision that she genuinely believed in and threw herself into realizing. But in her all-consuming quest to be the second coming of Steve Jobs amid the gold rush of the “unicorn” boom, there came a point when she stopped listening to sound advice and began to cut corners. Her ambition was voracious and it brooked no interference. If there was collateral damage on her way to riches and fame, so be it.”


332. “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


333. “Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.” — Marilyn Monroe


334. “Surround yourself with positive people who believe in your dreams, support your ideas, encourage your ambition, and bring out the best in you.”


335. “Level 5 leaders: ambition first and foremost for the company and concern for its success rather than for one’s own riches and personal renown.”


336. “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” – Helen Keller


337. “An average person with average talents and average ambition can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society; if that person has clear focused goals.”


338. “Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. ” — Ralph Waldo Emerson


339. “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.” – Helen Keller


340. “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.”


341. “Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem.”


342. “Aspiration leads to success (and adversity). Success creates its own adversity (and, hopefully, new ambitions). And adversity leads to aspiration and more success. It’s an endless loop.”


343. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller


344. “A man’s worth is no greater than the worth of his ambitions.”


345. “Surround yourself with positive people who believe in your dreams, encourage your ideas, support your ambitions, and bring out the best in you.”


346. “Exercising adaptive leadership is about giving meaning to your life beyond your own ambition.”


347. Your ambition has gotten you to where you are, now be persistent this Tuesday and keep moving forward to be where you want to be!


348. “It gets dangerous when the taste of having more—more money, more power, more prestige— increases ambition faster than satisfaction.”


349. “You don’t become a runner by winning a morning workout. The only true way is to marshal the ferocity of your ambition over the course of many days, weeks, months, and (if you could finally come to accept it) years.”


350. “It’s time to stop avoiding your ambition and put yourself first.” — Maree McPherson


351. Become the leader of your life. Lead yourself to where you want to be. Breathe life back into your ambitions, your desires, your goals, your relationships. - Steve Maraboli


352. “Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands.”


353. “There is nothing else that so kills the ambitions of a person as criticisms from superiors. I never criticize any-one. I believe in giving a person incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. If I like anything, I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.”


354. “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.” —Helen Keller, US author, political activist, and lecturer (Click to tweet)


355. “The sin of irritability that blossoms so quickly in the community shows again and again how much inordinate ambition, and thus how much unbelief, still exists in the community.”


356. “America was born in outrageous ambition, so bold as to be improbable. The deprived, the oppressed, the powerless from all over the globe came here with little more than the desire to realize themselves.” – Mario Cuomo


357. “Ambassador and poet Henry Van Dyke observed, “There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world. It is to stoop down and lift mankind a little higher.”


358. “I invite everyone to choose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition.” -Jean-Francois Cope.


359. “Have ambition to work, willingness to work and integrity in what you do.” – Colonel Sanders


360. “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.” —Helen Keller


361. We have to be bold in our national ambitions.


362. “Surround yourself with positive people who believe in your dreams, encourage your ideas, support your ambitions, and bring out the best in you.” – Roy Bennett


363. “Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work, one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.“ – Ralph Waldo Emerson


364. “Her ambition was voracious and it brooked no interference. If there was collateral damage on her way to riches and fame, so be it.”


365. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved. ” – Helen Keller


366. “The difference between greed and ambition is a greedy person desires things he isn’t prepared to work for.” Habeeb Akande


367. “Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that. but the rally great make you believe that you too can be great.” – Mark Twain


368. “I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people,’ said Schwab, ‘the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. ‘There is nothing else that so kills the ambitions of a person as criticisms from superiors. I never criticise anyone. I believe in giving a person incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. If I like anything, I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.”


369. “Sometimes it takes years, but eventually you discover that the greatest hindrance to God’s blessing in your life is not others, it is yourself — your self-will, stubborn pride, and personal ambition. You cannot fulfill God’s purposes for your life while focusing on your own plans.”


370. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Dave Ramsey


371. “Do not let your grand ambitions stand in the way of small but meaningful accomplishments.” – Bryant H. McGill


372. “Doing nothing is very important. It is to be without ambition.” – Virginia Woolf


373. 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.


374. “It’s not that he was wrong to have great ambitions. Alexander just never grasped Aristotle’s “golden mean”—that is, the middle ground. Repeatedly, Aristotle speaks of virtue and excellence as points along a spectrum. Courage, for instance, lies between cowardice on one end and recklessness on the other. Generosity, which we all admire, must stop short of either profligacy and parsimony in order to be of any use. Where the line—this golden mean—is can be difficult to tell, but without finding it, we risk dangerous extremes. This is why it is so hard to be excellent, Aristotle wrote. “In each case, it is hard work to find the intermediate; for instance, not everyone, but only one who knows, finds the midpoint in a circle.”


375. “I look for two things when I hire a new employee: ambition and humility. Without a proven track record of initiative and ambition, it’s likely the person becomes a drain rather than a contributor to the company — even the really smart, talented ones.” – Justin McLeodJustin quote


376. Nobility of spirit has more to do with simplicity than ostentation, wisdom rather than wealth, commitment rather than ambition. ― Riccardo Muti


377. “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.” – Helen Keller,


378. “Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.” Marilyn Monroe


379. “Your ambition should be to get as much life out of living as you possibly can, as much enjoyment, as much interest, as much experience, as much understanding. Not simply be what is generally called a ‘success.”


380. “All people serve their ambition. In that matter, there are no atheists. There are only people who know, and don’t know, what God they serve.” – Jordan Peterson


381. “It’s the lack of ambition that cripples most people, and makes them so pedestrian in the advertising/creative business”


382. Let go of your failed dreams, weave a new desire. Clear away your delusions, put new ambitions on fire. This is the perfect age, to turn a new leaf and start over. Start living life to the fullest, for it is now or never. Happy 70th birthday.


383. “I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people,” said Schwab, “the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. “There is nothing else that so kills the ambitions of a person as criticisms from superiors.”


384. “Level 5 leaders channel their ego needs away from themselves and into the larger goal of building a great company. It’s not that Level 5 leaders have no ego or self-interest. Indeed, they are incredibly ambitious-but their ambition is first and foremost for the institution, not themselves.” — James C. Collins


385. “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


386. “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.” Helen Keller


387. “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.” —Helen Keller, US author, political activist, and lecturer


388. “Comfort, I’ve learned, is a dream killer. It saps our ambition. Blinds our vision. Promotes complacency.”


389. “Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work, one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


390. “If the leader is filled with high ambition and if he pursues his aims with audacity and strength of will, he will reach them in spite of all obstacles.” – Carl von Clausewitz


391. “Leaders are good with camouflaging personal ambition with the language of mission and vision.”


392. “Love should be your top priority, primary objective, and greatest ambition. Love is not a good part of your life; it’s the most important part. The Bible says, “Let love be your greatest aim.”


393. “I don’t know what is the meaning of death, but I am not afraid to die — and I go on, non-stop, going forward [with life]. Even though I, Bruce Lee, may die some day without fulfilling all of my ambitions, I will have no regrets. I did what I wanted to do and what I’ve done, I’ve done with sincerity and to the best of my ability. You can’t expect much more from life.”


394. “Distance yourself from negative people who try to lower your motivation and decrease your ambition. Create space for positive people to come into your life. Surround yourself with positive people who believe in your dreams, encourage your ideas, support your ambitions, and bring out the best in you.” ~ Roy T. Bennett


395. “The difference between greed and ambition is a greedy person desires things he isn't prepared to work for.”


396. “A young man without ambition is an old man waiting to be.” – Steven Brust


397. 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, Writer


398. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great makes you feel that you, too, can become great.”


399. Fake friends; those who only drill holes under your boat to get it leaking; those who discredit your ambitions and those who pretend they love you, but behind their backs they know they are in to destroy your legacies.


400. “Productiveness is your acceptance of morality, your recognition of the fact that you choose to live--that productive work is the process by which man's consciousness controls his existence, a constant process of acquiring knowledge and shaping matter to fit one's purpose, of translating an idea into physical form, of remaking the earth in the image of one's values--that all work is creative work if done by a thinking mind, and no work is creative if done by a blank who repeats in uncritical stupor a routine he has learned from others--that your work is yours to choose, and the choice is as wide as your mind, that nothing more is possible to you and nothing less is human--that to cheat your way into a job bigger than your mind can handle is to become a fear-corroded ape on borrowed motions and borrowed time, and to settle down into a job that requires less than your mind's full capacity is to cut your motor and sentence yourself to another kind of motion: decay--that your work is the process of achieving your values, and to lose your ambition for values is to lose your ambition to live--that your body is a machine, but your mind is its driver, and you must drive as far as your mind will take you, with achievement as the goal of your road--that the man who has no purpose is a machine that coasts downhill at the mercy of any boulder to crash in the first chance ditch, that the man who stifles his mind is a stalled machine slowly going to rust, that the man who lets a leader prescribe his course is a wreck being towed to the scrap heap, and the man who makes another man his goal is a hitchhiker no driver should ever pick up--that your work is the purpose of your life, and you must speed past any killer who assumes the right to stop you, that any value you might find outside your work, any other loyalty or love, can be only travelers you choose to share your journey and must be travelers going on their own power in the same direction.”


401. “Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.” — Salvador Dali


402. “3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,” – Philippians 2:3


403. Those moments you fail are not the end, they are periods in which you recollect thoughts, ideas, and ambitions,


404. “Surround yourself with people who have dreams, desire, and ambition; they’ll help you push for, and realize your own.” – Unknown

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