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.
Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.
Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
Big results require big ambitions.
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.
Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied.
In ambition, as in love, the successful can afford to be indulgent toward their rivals. The prize our own, it is graceful to recognize the merit that vainly aspired to it.
As a teenager I was so insecure. I was the type of guy that never fitted in because he never dared to choose. I was convinced I had absolutely no talent at all. For nothing. And that thought took away all my ambition, too.
He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage.
A life spent in constant labor is a life wasted, save a man be such a fool as to regard a fulsome obituary notice as ample reward.
All sins have their origin in a sense of inferiority otherwise called ambition.
Men would be angels, angels would be gods.
It is the constant fault and inseparable evil quality of ambition, that it never looks behind it.
Ambition drove many men to become false; to have one thought locked in the breast, another ready on the tongue.
The world has nothing to fear from military ambition in our Government.
I see, but cannot reach, the height That lies forever in the light.
Who know but He, whose hand the lightning forms, Who heaves old ocean, and who wings the storms, Pours fierce ambition in a Caesar's mind.
It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them.
Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.
Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them.
The desire to reach hearts is wise
You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself.
No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
We grow small trying to be great.
All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger (it's impossible), but calculating risk and acting decisively. Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer.
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