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Ambition refers to a strong wish to achieve something. Ambition means a natural instinct, which should be present in every human being. Every human is naturally ambitious. Your ambition decides your success. The definition of ambition is the hardest and strongest decision to be successful. Every ambition must be chased with daily consistent action. If truly want to do something great you must have a great ambition. Every successful people believes in their own ambitions. You can find many ambition quotes and thoughts from many successful people. This is a collection of 103 quotes and sayings on ambition.


Ambition is the last refuge of failure. - Oscar Wilde
A dream without ambition is like a car without gas... you're not going anywhere. - Sean Hampton
Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings. - Salvador Dali
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. - Napoleon Bonaparte
A man's worth is no greater than his ambitions. - Marcus Aurelius
Ambition is not what man does... but what man would do. - William Eardley IV
There has to be this pioneer, the individual who has the courage, the ambition to overcome the obstacles that always develop when one tries to do something worthwhile, especially when it is new and different. - Alfred P. Sloan
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. - Oscar Wilde
A young man without ambition is an old man waiting to be. - Steven Brust
Ambition is the path to success, persistence is the vehicle you arrive in. - William Eardley IV
Big results require big ambitions. - Heraclitus
Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition. - Timothy Leary
It has been a long journey, but if you dream and have the ambition and want to work hard, then you can achieve. - Mo Farah
Ambition is the path to success, persistence is the vehicle you arrive in. - William Eardley IV
You cannot kill a breeze, a wind, a fragrance; you cannot kill a dream or an ambition. - Michel Onfray
Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine. - Elvis Presley
If you are calm about your ambitions, you become confident of achieving what you set out to do. - Shiv Nadar
Nothing else so destroys the power to stand alone as the habit of leaning upon others. If you lean, you will never be strong or original. Stand alone or bury your ambition to be somebody in the world. - Orison Swett Marden
What would rock and roll be without ambition, craziness, danger, and fun? - Pete Wentz
Anybody with artistic ambitions is always trying to reconnect with the way they saw things as a child. - Tim Burton
Failure is only postponed success as long as courage 'coaches' ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory. - Herbert Kaufman
The ambition and focus that propel you to success can also be your downfall. - Judy Smith
Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust. - John Webster
You should run your life not by the calendar but how you feel, and what you're interests are and ambitions. - John Glenn
At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since. - Salvador Dali
Every man must play the part of his ambition. If you are trying to be a successful man, you must play the part. - Orison Swett Marden
Ambition is not what a man would do, but what a man does, for ambition without action is fantasy. - Bryant H. McGill
Time is the only critic without ambition. - John Steinbeck
Great ambition, the desire of real superiority, of leading and directing, seems to be altogether peculiar to man, and speech is the great instrument of ambition. - Adam Smith
If you have a burning ambition and desire, absolutely anything can be achieved. - Jahangir Khan
I just do my work, and I work every day, and my ambition is just to do something better than I last did. - Patti Smith
I feel that your ambitions should always exceed the budget. - Guillermo del Toro
Ambition is pitiless. Any merit that it cannot use it finds despicable. - Eleanor Roosevelt
Basically you have to suppress your own ambitions in order to be who you need to be. - Bob Dylan
You don't need a four-year college degree if you have burning ambition or a great plan. - Alan Gerry
We need people who dream impossible things, who maybe fail, sometimes succeed, but in any case who have that ambition. - Emmanuel Macron
For every problem or confusion and for every desire or ambition there is an available force waiting for your call. - Vernon Howard
My biggest ambition is never to be bored. I'm not aggressive enough to strongly run after being an actress. - Anjelica Huston
Don't let ambition get so far ahead that it loses sight of the job at hand. - William Feather
The man of petty ambition if invited to dinner will be eager to be set next his host. - Theophrastus
My ambition comes from my passion: finding what I love and then expanding on that. - Miranda Kerr
Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The core character of Victorians is one of aspiration and ambition, and Victorians have, since first settlement days... demonstrated that core character over and over again. - Ted Baillieu
Achievement results from work realizing ambition. - Adam Ant
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff. - William Shakespeare
If boyhood and youth are but vanity, must it not be our ambition to become men? - Vincent Van Gogh
Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. - James Madison
A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself; his aim is so exalted that riches, office, fortune and favour cannot satisfy him. - Samuel Johnson
It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book. - Friedrich Nietzsche
If you have ambitions, dream of what you wish to accomplish, and then put your shoulder to the wheel and work. - Heber J. Grant
The same ambition can destroy or save, and make a patriot as it makes a knave. - Alexander Pope
Ambition is the immoderate desire for power. - Baruch Spinoza
Your ambitions - don't limit them. Where do you want to go, and what would be required of you to grow into that? Put yourself together a plan, and develop the skills to get there. - Brendon Burchard
My mouth is full of decayed teeth and my soul of decayed ambitions. - James Joyce
Ambition is to be the fastest runner on this planet, to be the first on the South Pole, which is a grotesque perversion of ambition. It's an ego trip, and I'm not on an ego trip. I don't have ambitions - I have a vision. - Werner Herzog
Never let inexperience get in the way of ambition. - Terry Josephson
Do not let your grand ambitions stand in the way of small but meaningful accomplishments. - Bryant H. McGill
My ambition is to be happy. - Penelope Cruz
Ambition has but one reward for all: A little power, a little transient fame; A grave to rest in, and a fading name! - Walter Savage Landor
Ambition is not a vice of little people. - Michel de Montaigne
There are points in your life, especially if you have creative ambitions, where selfishness is necessary. - Kris Kristofferson
An ounce of hypocrisy is worth a pound of ambition. - Michael Korda
It is not sufficient for the young to devote their enthusiasm, their courage, their ambition, their self-sacrifice to the great ideas of the time; the young must not only preserve but increase their powers if they are to be really equal to their eternal task: that of drawing the age in advance. - Ellen Key
Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked. - Walter Savage Landor
Nothing leads so straight to futility as literary ambitions without systematic knowledge. - H. G. Wells
On a scale from 1-10, my ambition is probably 11 or 12. T. - Boone Pickens
The truth is an ambition which is beyond us. - Peter Ustinov
Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential. - Barack Obama
Ambition can creep as well as soar. - Edmund Burke
It's stasis that kills you off in the end, not ambition. - Bono
Obscurity can be a fire of ambition in those who have stalwart souls. - Taylor Caldwell
There's nothing worse than a leader who lacks ambition. - Ruth J. Simmons
Right now, I feel like I can take on the world. Ambition is the perfect word for where I am in my life right now. - Jordin Sparks
Ambition drives you on, ability certainly helps, but the fickle finger of fate and luck are great things. - Fergus Henderson
Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim, wisdom the source of virtue, and of fame, obtained with labour, for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it, best enjoyed. - William Whitehead
My ambition is to have beautiful encounters, not to make money. - Juliette Binoche
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Moderation has been called a virtue to limit the ambition of great men, and to console undistinguished people for their want of fortune and their lack of merit. - Benjamin Disraeli
Ambition, if it feeds at all, does so on the ambition of others. - Unknown
Ambition is your inner voice that tells you you can and should strive to go beyond your circumstances or station in life. - Lloyd Blankfein
My ambition is to enjoy my life and to do exactly what I want to do. And I'll do that. I will be free. - Venus Williams
The aim of literary ambition is to demonstrate one's greatness of soul. - Mason Cooley
The incentive to ambition is the love of power. - William Hazlitt
I think ambition can be having something that you're good at and love to do. - Hilary Duff
Ambition - it is the last infirmity of noble minds. - James M. Barrie
I think when people talk about ambition and talking to him, it might have seemed that he wasn't ambitious. - Alan Hansen
If you have enough ambition, you can create talent! - Darcey Bussell
Ambition makes more trusty slaves than need. - Ben Jonson
Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in. - Bill Bradley
My ambition is to change the world for the better, to impact people in unimaginable ways, and to inspire people toward greatness. - ATGW
I never had ambitions to see how rich I could get. I got a lot of contemporaries that that's their ambition, and I don't know very many of them that are happy. - Carroll Shelby
Inflammatory passion and selfish interest characterizes most men, whereas ambition characterizes men who pursue and hold national office. Such men rise from the people through a process of self-selection, since politics is a dirty business that discourages all but the most ambitious. - Tom Cotton
I have an enormous personal ambition. I want to shift the entire planet. - Newt Gingrich
Though ambition itself be a vice, yet it is often times the cause of virtues. - Quintilian
Ambition is enthusiasm with a purpose. - Frank Tyger
Ambitions tend to remain undisturbed by realities. - Frank Herbert
Some of the brightest and best women in our society are stifled in their ambitions. - Nicola Sturgeon
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ambition beats genius 99 percent of the time. - Jay Leno
It is the constant fault and inseparable evil quality of ambition, that it never looks behind it. - Seneca the Younger
As he was valiant, I honor him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him. - William Shakespeare
Most idiots don't have that much ambition.
Ambition is a Dead Sea fruit, and the greatest peril to the soul is that one is likely to get precisely what he is seeking. - Edward Dahlberg
The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream. - William Shakespeare
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