Ambition Quotes

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

Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals. – Sir John Denham

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

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. – Mark Twain

Ambition beats genius 99% of the time. – Jay Leno

A man without ambition is like a beautiful worm–it can creep, but it cannot fly. – Henry Ward Beecher

Ambition first sprung from your blest abodes; The glorious fault of Angels and of Gods. – Alexander Pope

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

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