Thursday, 31 May 2018

Ambition - Quotes

A man without ambition is worse than dough that has no yeast in it to raise it. - Henry Ward Beecher

A man’s worth is no greater than the worth of his ambitions. - Marcus Aurelius

Ambition destroys its possessor. - Hebrew Proverb

Ambition has but one reward for all: A little power, a little transient fame, a grave to rest in, and a fading name! - William Winter

Ambition has its disappointments to sour us, but never the good fortune to satisfy us. Its appetite grows keener by indulgence and all we can gratify it with at present serves but the more to inflame its insatiable desires. - Benjamin Franklin

Ambition if it feeds at all, does so on the ambition of others. - Susan Sontag

Ambition is a drug that makes its addicts potential madmen. - Emil Cioran

Ambition is a lust that is never quenched, but grows more inflamed and madder by enjoyment. - Thomas Otway

Ambition is an idol, on whose wings great minds are carried only to extreme, to be sublimely great, or to be nothing. - Thomas Southerne

Ambition is putting a ladder against the sky. - Unknown

Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Ambition, like a torrent, ne'er looks back. - Ben Jonson

Ambitions tend to remain undisturbed by realities. - Frank Herbert

An ambition to excel in petty things obstructs the progress to nobler aims. - Christian Nestell Bovee

An ambition which has conscience in it will always be a laborious and faithful engineer, and will build the road, and bridge the chasms between itself and eminent success by the most faithful and minute performances of duty. - Henry Ward Beecher

My ambition is handicapped by my laziness. - Charles Bukowski

The ambitious deceive themselves in proposing an end to their ambition; that end, when attained, becomes a means. - Francois de la Rochefoucauld

The ambitious sacrifices all to what he terms honour, as the miser all to money. - Johann Kaspar Lavater

The greatest evil that fortune can bring to men is to endow them with feeble resources and yet to make them ambitious. - Luc de Clapiers

The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream. - William Shakespeare

There was no more dangerous kind of madman than one who devoted a good brain and a courageous heart to unhealthy ambitions. - Michael Moorcock

With the ambitious, the failure of one expedient is the suggestion of another; but with the irresolute, defeat usually occasions abandonment of purpose. - Norman MacDonald

Your ambition should be to get as much life out of living as you possibly can, as much enjoyment, as much interest, as much experience, as much understanding. Not simply be what is generally called a “success”. - Eleanor Roosevelt

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