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'm enthusiastic and ambitious, and I work hard.
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.
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.
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.
As he was valiant, I honour him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him.
Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.
The tallest Trees are most in the Power of the Winds, and Ambitious Men of the Blasts of Fortune.
To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and perfection of our natures, is the very principle and incentive of virtue.
The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.
I am confirmed in my division of human energies. Ambitious people climb, but faithful people build.
Among all kinds of Writing, there is none in which Authors are more apt to miscarry than in Works of Humour, as there is none in which they are more ambitious to excel.
Poetry and progress are like two ambitious men who hate one another with an instinctive hatred, and when they meet upon the same road, one of them has to give place.
I think in the end, when you're famous, people like to narrow you down to a few personality traits. I think I've just become this ambitious, say-whatever's-on-her-mind, intimidating person. And that's part of my personality, but it's certainly not anywhere near the whole thing.
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.
I'm belligerent rather than ambitious.
To be free in an age like ours, one must be in a position of authority. That in itself would be enough to make me ambitious.
It's hard to be ambitious if you're content, isn't it?
Many are ambitious of saying grand things, that is, of being grandiloquent.
I'm not really very ambitious.
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