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Ambition has its disappointments to sour us, but never the good fortune to satisfy us.
Ambition can form an impenetrable barrier for those who fail to acknowledge what they already are.
Ambition is the necessary spur of a great mind to great action; when acting upon a weak mind it impels it to absurdity, or sours it with discontent.
Pursuit of passion,
The vague torment of ... ambition.
Ambition hath but two steps: the lowest, blood; the highest, envy.
Ambition aspires to descend.
Ambition is pitiless. Any merit that it cannot use it finds despicable.
If you don't have ambition, you shouldn't be alive
Ambition is like hunger; it obeys no law but its appetite
Ambition becomes displeasing when it is once satiated; there is a reaction; and as our spirit, till our last sigh, is always aiming toward some object, it falls back on itself, having nothing else on which to rest; and having reached the summit, it longs to descend.
Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.
Say what we will, we may be sure that ambition is an error. Its wear and tear on the heart are never recompensed.
Desire inspires us to be our very best.
I believe ambition is not a dirty word. It's just believing in yourself and your abilities. Imagine this: What would happen if we were all brave enough to believe in our own ability? To be a little bit more ambitious? I think the world would change.
Ambition is a drug that makes its addicts potential madmen.
Though ambition itself be a vice, yet it is often times the cause of virtues.
Ambition is a gilded misery, a secret poison, a hidden plague, the engineer of deceit, the mother of hypocrisy, the parent of envy, the original of vices, the moth of holiness, the blinder of hearts, turning medicines into maladies, and remedies into diseases.
Desire The Starting Point of All Achievement: the First Step Toward Riches
Desire is the key to your achievement and to your destiny.
Purpose breeds determination.
I think ambition can be having something that you're good at and love to do.
ambition on a beer budget.
When ambition ends, happiness begins.
Ambition fortifies the will of man to become ruler over other men: it operates with deception, cajolery, and violence, it is the action of impurity upon impurity.
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.
power is the goal of all ambition,
Ambition is the death of joy.
Ambition is your inner voice that tells you, you can, and should, strive to go beyond your circumstances or situation in life.
Ambition first sprung from your blest abodes: the glorious fault of angels and of gods.
Ambition displeases when it has been sated ... having reached the peak, it aspires to descend.
Ambition makes the same mistake concerning power that avarice makes concerning wealth. She begins by accumulating power as a means to happiness, and she finishes by continuing to accumulate it as an end.
Ambition must be made to counteract ambition.
People want to be special. I think ambition can take in a whole package of things, power or sexual excitement.
To feel ambition and to act upon it is to embrace the unique calling of our souls. Not to act upon that ambition is to turn our backs on ourselves and on the reason for our existence.
It seems idle to rail at ambition merely because it is a boundless passion; or rather is not this circumstance an argument in its favor? If one would be employed or amused through life, should we not make choice of a passion that will keep one long in play?
I'm not too in love with the word ambition, but I was driven.
Ambition thinks no face so beautiful as that which looks from under a crown.
Ambition is an idol, on whose wings great minds are carried only to extreme; to be sublimely great or to be nothing.
Desire is the ingredient that changes the hot water of mediocrity to the steam of outstanding success.
Fame, the sovereign deity of proud ambition.
True ambition is trying to paint yourself out of a corner
Though ambition may be a fault in itself, it is often the mother of virtues.
Ambition, old as mankind, the immemorial weakness of the strong.
If your life is motivated by your ambition to leave a legacy, what you'll probably leave as a legacy is ambition.
Ambition is ever tempered by experience. Otherwise, fortune makes fools of us all.
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.
Ambition is not what a man would do, but what a man does, for ambition without action is fantasy.
People who achieve their goals do so with passion, planning, persistence and purpose.
Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.
Desire is the catalyst that enables a person with average ability to compete and win against others with more natural talent.
Ambition is what gives birth to imagination and then imagination directs the bearing towards its pursuit.
Curiosity is the engine of achievement.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
I had a burning ambition. Otherwise, I wouldn't have accomplished it.
Ambition was the old dream of his youth and childhood, a dream which he did not confess even to himself, though it was so strong that now his passion was even doing battle with his love
Ambition is the capacity for unhappiness.
Ambition is only vanity ennobled.
Ambition is not everything."
"No. Not everything, but it's something. Something important, if you ask me.
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.
Ambition's debt is paid.
Ambition never is in a greater hurry than I; it merely keeps pace with circumstances and with my general way of thinking.
Ambitious people know that everything they do and every discipline they adhere to, form the links in the chain of events that will lead them to their final destination.
Ambition, the soldier's virtue.
Ambition is an uncomfortable companion many times. He creates a discontent with present surroundings and achievements; he is never satisfied but always pressing forward to better things in the future. Restless, energetic, purposeful, it is ambition that makes of the creature a real man.
When aspirations are perceived to be achievable, ambition and drive can erase excuses.
We can each define ambition and progress for ourselves. The goal is to work toward a world where expectations are not set by the stereotypes that hold us back, but by our personal passion, talents and interests.
Ambition may be defined as the willingness to receive any number of hits on the nose.
Ambition and poverty are powerful motivators ...
An objective is an ambition, and life without ambition is ... well, aimless wandering.
If ambition is the desire to be the best at what you do, then I'm guilty.
Ambition is a passion, at once strong and insidious, and is very apt to cheat a man out of his happiness and his true respectability of character
Aspirations forms the plot of success.
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.
Achievement results from work realizing ambition.
Don't allow ambition to rob you of destiny.
Unruly ambition is deaf, not only to the advice of friends, but to the counsels and monitions of reason itself.
Setting goals takes desire, but completing them takes determination
Welcome to the graveyard of ambition
Ambition is the death of thought.
Ambition - what is the good of pride of place when you cannot appear there? What is the good of the love of woman when her name must needs be Delilah?
Desire. Dream. Dare.
Ambition is something you turn into a plan to create an online personality, a brand, a network.
Ambition should be made from sterner stuff.
Ambition, like love, can abide no lingering; and ever urgeth on his own successes, hating nothing but what may stop them.
Ambition is not in itself an evil; nor is he to be condemned whose spirit prompts him to seek fame by worthy and honourable ways.
No ambition but to use up the big wages on more drink and more hopeless horses.
Pursuit of passion, dream of dreamers!
Motivation is motive in action.
Ambition is vital, but dangerous: it is a keen motive and a driving force, but over what edge can it drive the artist?
Ambition is torment enough for an enemy; for it affords as much discontentment in enjoying as in want, making men like poisoned rats, which, when they have tasted of their bane, cannot rest till they drink, and then can much less rest till they die
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.
DESIRE - knowing what you want.
Ambition ... the original of vices;
Mother of hypocrisy, parent of envy, engineer of deceit
I used to think I had ambition ... but now I'm not so sure. It may have been only discontent. They're easily confused.
Ambition or contentment? This simple question led me back to a more balanced view of life and put me in touch with the Me I used to know ...
Strong, deeply rooted desire is the starting point of all achievement. Just as the electron is the last unit of matter discernible to the scientist. DESIRE is the seed of all achievement; the starting place, back of which there is nothing, or at least there is nothing of which we have any knowledge.
Though ambition in itself is a vice, yet it is often the parent of virtues.
In ways to greatness think on this, That slippery all ambition is
It's stasis that kills you off in the end, not ambition.