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Ambition Quotes

The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves.
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Albert Einstein
If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.
Albert Einstein Permalink
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Monty Python
Always look on the bright side of life.
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Zig Ziglar
Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
Zig Ziglar Permalink
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Five enemies of peace inhabit with us / avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride; if these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.
Francesco Petrarch Permalink
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Our ambition is to be worldwide leaders in survey technology, and I believe we will be there in three years.
Patrick Riley Permalink
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Maya Angelou
The horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change.
Maya Angelou Permalink
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I'd like to tell them thank you. Their courage and ambition to get a higher education ... is something I truly admire. It's something I can't picture, but it's something I know happened, and that's why I commend them for doing what they've done.
Bruce Davison Permalink
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Joseph Joubert
When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees.
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It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the truth in their breasts, and show, like jugglers, another thing in their mouths, to cut all friendships and enmities to the measure of their own interest, and to make a good countenance without the help of good will.
Sallust Sallust Permalink
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. The man who knows how will always have a job. The man who also knows why will always be his boss. As to methods there
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Albert Einstein
The highest principles for our aspirations and judgments are given to us in the Jewish-Christian religious tradition.
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When performance exceeds ambition, the overlap is called success
Cullen Hightower Permalink
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William Shakespeare
Farewell the tranquil mind; farewell content!Farewell the plumed troop and the big warsThat make ambition virtue!
William Shakespeare Permalink
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Margaret Mead
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
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Albert Einstein
In the temple of science are many mansions, and various indeed are they that dwell therein and the motives that have led them hither. Many take to science out of a joyful sense of superior intellectual power; science is their own special sport to which they look for vivid experience and the satisfaction of ambition; many others are to be found in the temple who have offered the products of their brains on this altar for purely utilitarian purposes. Were an angel of the Lord to come and drive all the people belonging to these two categories out of the temple, the assemblage would be seriously depleted, but there would still be some men, of both present and past times, left inside.
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Walter Landor,
Ambition has but one reward for all: A little power, a little transient fame; A grave to rest in, and a fading name!
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Lord Byron
As falls the dew on quenchless sands, blood only serves to wash ambition's hands.
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Do not let your ambitions become a sanctuary for your failures.
Bryant McGill Permalink
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James A. Baldwin, ,
The noblest spirit is most strongly attracted by the love of glory.
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I have had this ambition for quite a long time but just did not know how to do it.
Alan Wallace Permalink
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John Steinbeck
Time is the only critic without ambition.
John Steinbeck Permalink
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A writer's ambition should be to trade a hundred contemporary readers for ten readers in ten years' time and for one reader in a hundred years' time.
Arthur Koestler Permalink
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Oscar Wilde
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 Permalink
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Of course I've still got those ambitions,
Alex Sanderson Permalink
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I too must attempt a way by which I can raise myself above the ground, and soar triumphant through the lips of men.
Virgil Virgil Permalink
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Lucius Annaeus Seneca
There is no evil that does not promise inducements. Avarice promises money; luxury, a varied assortment of pleasures; ambition, a purple robe and applause. Vices tempt you by the rewards they offer.
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Some are slaves of ambition or money, but others are interested in understanding life itself. These give themselves the name of philosophers (lovers of wisdom), and they value the contemplation and discovery of nature beyond all other pursuits.
Pythagoras Permalink
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Alexander Pope
The same ambition can destroy or save, and make a patriot as it makes a knave.
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Abraham Lincoln
These office-seekers are a curse to the country; no sooner was my election certain, than I became the prey of hundreds of hungry persistent applicants for office, whose highest ambition is to feed at the Government's crib
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