When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the people who made a difference in this world. My hope is to leave the world a little better for having been there.
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.
Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.
Me only have one ambition, y'know. I only have one thing I really like to see happen. I like to see mankind live together - black, white, Chinese, everyone - that's all.
When you are aspiring to the highest place, it is honorable to reach the second or even the third rank.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals.
The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.
When ambition ends, happiness begins.
Where ambition can cover its enterprises, even to the person himself, under the appearance of principle, it is the most incurable and inflexible of passions
I had no ambition to make a fortune. Mere money-making has never been my goal, I had an ambition to build.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambition.
Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens.
He who surpasses or subdues mankind, must look down on the hate of those below.
Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more.
Ambition can creep as well as soar.
Vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself And falls on the other side
Ambition often puts Men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same position with creeping.
A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.
A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself, and a mean man, by one lower than himself.
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.
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.
Ambition is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.
The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.
Life passes most people by while they're making grand plans for it.
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