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.
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.
Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
Big results require big ambitions.
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.
I'm tough, ambitious and I know exactly what I want.
As he was valiant, I honour him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him.
The tallest Trees are most in the Power of the Winds, and Ambitious Men of the Blasts of Fortune.
They [i.e. ambitious men] may not cease, but as a dog in a wheel, a bird in a cage, or a squirrel in a chain, so Budaeus compares them; they climb and climb still, with much labour, but never make an end, never at the top.
To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and perfection of our natures, is the very principle and incentive of virtue.
It's a very smart and heartfelt movie and that's why, I think, we're all drawn to it. We really showed up for this with this collective idea that it was really ambitious, but we felt we all really had something to gain from it.
I used to think that driving, sleepless, ambitious labor was what you needed to succeed.
Who can wonder at the attractiveness... of the bar, for our ambitious young men, when the highest bribes of society are at the feet of the successful orator?
But time has caught up with it and I think vindicated it. Shampoo, too: very dark, very ambitious movie.
Toting around a full orchestra on tour is very ambitious. I would consider doing a show now and then, like do a show at Radio City or Carnegie Hall with a full orchestra.
A strength to harm is perilous in the hand of an ambitious head.
You think of stars as ambitious or aggressive or self-oriented.
I have been ambitious to be a somebody from the time I was 5 years old
It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women.
Being a celebrity or anything else where you're really ambitious, it's really a game to see how successful you can get.
Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and envious.
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