Further, Take heed that you faithfully perform the business you have to do in the world, from a regard to the commands of God; and not from an ambitious desire of being esteemed better than others.
The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.
Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.
The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness which the ambitious call, and ignorant believe to be liberty.
It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it.
Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
I am content with nothing, restless and ambitious... and I despise myself for the vanity, which formed half the stimulus to my exertions. Oh would that I were one of those plodding wise fools who having once set their hand to the plough go on nothing doubting.
I'm enthusiastic and ambitious, and I work hard.
Back in the mid-1970s, we adopted some fairly ambitious goals to improve efficiency of our cars. What did we get? We got a tremendous boost in efficiency.
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.
Big results require big ambitions.
To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and perfection of our natures, is the very principle and incentive of virtue.
Man is by nature competitive, combative, ambitious, jealous, envious, and vengeful.
Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people, to discourage them from ambitious attempts, and generally console them in their mediocrity.
Ive always been ambitious to be very good at what I do.
I'm hopeful. I know there is a lot of ambition in Washington, obviously. But I hope the ambitious realize that they are more likely to succeed with success as opposed to failure.
Patriotism. Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name.
Many are ambitious of saying grand things, that is, of being grandiloquent.
I don't think I'm very ambitious at all. But I seem to play people who have that quality.
To be honest, I'm not as goal oriented and ambitious as I once was.
We would certainly encourage the Italian government to put forward an ambitious agenda of reform.
I have been ambitious to be a somebody from the time I was 5 years old
I never saw myself as being ambitious, I saw myself as being in love with the profession. I'm a people person. I love to get to know different kinds of people.
But time has caught up with it and I think vindicated it. Shampoo, too: very dark, very ambitious movie.
People say it's not ambitious, but it is actually quite ambitious wanting to help people.
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