Ambition Quotes

Maya Angelou

The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise..
The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.

Sandra Chami Kassis

Reality Sucks, I want my dreams back.. Sandra Chami Kassis
Reality Sucks, I want my dreams back.

Lailah Gifty Akita

The will to dare, the power to act.

Roman Payne

She is free in her wildness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She
She is free in her wildness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing for rules or customs. 'Time' for her isn’t something to fight against. Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water.

Roman Payne

You must give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in
You must give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in your imagination.

Roman Payne

I was an adventurer, but she was not an adventuress. She was a 'wanderess.' Thus, she didn’t care about money, only experiences - whether they came from wealth or from poverty, it was all the same to her.

Roman Payne

When she was a child, my love carried a road-map in her hand the way other girls carried handkerchiefs. She always knew the way. Her feet were little wings. And her beautiful head was a compass.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Your thoughts and your words define your life. Think positively and affirm positive words to enrich your life positively.

Carl Sandburg

I'm either going to be a writer or a bum.

Donald Trump

Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don't just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won't happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you'll love it up here.

Lena Dunham

Ambition is a funny thing: it creeps in when you least expect it and keeps you moving, even when you think you want to stay put

Anthony Liccione

The paper is my savior, the pen my blood, to words that shed my world.. Anthony
The paper is my savior, the pen my blood, to words that shed my world.

Bryant McGill

Ambition is not what a man would do, but what a man does, for ambition without action is fantasy.

Habeeb Akande

The difference between greed and ambition is a greedy person desires things he isn't prepared to work for.

Eric Micha'el Leventhal

Although we may wish for more or strive to do better than we have, in these times it is enough to keep your soul.

Félix J. Palma

Why had his mother gone to the trouble of bringing him into the world if the most exciting moment in his life was having been made lame by a bayonet?

Roman Payne

I’ve decided the act that cannot wait / is the important will to create / But, ah, if my belly is ignored / the pantry door I shall implore / But I’ve been known to reach the bed / ideas still famished in my head.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Artist always has the masters in his eyes.. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Artist always has the masters in his eyes.

Mohammed Ali Bapir

Let your action manifest your thought, your belief and your passion.

Amit Kalantri

I work so hard for profits because my dreams are expensive.

Amit Kalantri

You will miss a normal life while living a successful life, but not as much as the craving for a successful life while you were living a normal life.

Darnell Lamont Walker

Who told these people with dreams, goals and ambitions they could take time off?

Steve Jobs

Those who are crazy enough to think they can change the world usually do.. Steve Jobs
Those who are crazy enough to think they can change the world usually do.

Noel DeJesus

Thoughts are free, talk is cheap, and action is expensive. What's your worth?

Richard Koch

It may be that you will be happiest in the rat race; perhaps, like me, you are basically a rat.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Talent without money, coach, vision and mission is a piteous adventure.

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Giving up isn't a deed. It is 'discontinuity' of a deed.

Benedict Cumberbatch

I had the privilege of being able to choose, or at least have the opportunity to work at, being anything but an actor.

George Lois

If a man does not work passionately - even furiously - at being the best in the world at what he does, he fails his talent, his destiny, and his God.

Jane Yolen

Love the writing, love the writing, love the writing... the rest will follow.

Stefan Zweig

There is nothing more vindictive, nothing more underhanded, than a little world that would like to be a big one.

Sidney Sheldon

Because there was a hunger in me to see everything and do everything. I wanted to be everyone I saw. I wasn't enough for me. Can you understand that?

Dylan Moran

People will kill you. Over time. They will shave out every last morsel of fun in you with little, harmless sounding phrases that people uses every day, like: 'Be realistic!'"

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Elton John

Live for each second without hesitation

Haruki Murakami

The others in the dorm thought I wanted to be a writer, because I was always alone with a book, but I had no such ambition. There was nothing I wanted to be.

Richelle E. Goodrich

Never give up.
It's like breathing - once you quit, your flame dies letting total darkness extinguish every last gasp of hope. You can't do that. You must continue taking in even the shallowest of breaths, continue putting forth even the smallest of efforts to sustain your dreams. Don't ever, ever, ever give up.

Louis L'Amour

I would not sit waiting for some vague tomorrow, nor for something to happen. One could wait a lifetime, and find nothing at the end of the waiting. I would begin here, I would make something happen.

Lana Del Rey

Who belonged to no one, who belonged to everyone.
Who had nothing, who wanted everything.

Alex Rogers

Too many people out there tell us what we can and cannot do but…they don’t know who we are, what’s put in us.

Rabindranath Tagore

The biggest changes in a women's nature are brought by love; in man, by ambition

K.L. Toth

You will never know how high you can climb until you reach the top.

Marty Rubin

Happiness never made anyone rich or famous. That must be why ambitious people avoid it.

Mary Shelley

Seek happiness in tranquility and avoid ambition even if it be only the apparently innocent one of distinguishing yourself in science and discoveries.

Toni Sorenson

The truest of all truths is this: You are a child of God. Out of more than six billion people on earth now, He knows your name, what you fear and what you revere. He cares about the things you care about. He wants your happiness and success, and will reach to the farthest corner of the universe to see that you obtain your noblest dreams.

Dave Matthes

I never had a childhood. Not like the rest of them anyway. I had a starting
I never had a childhood. Not like the rest of them anyway. I had a starting point from which I have never stopped running.

Damien Echols

Those with less curiosity or ambition just mumble that God works in mysterious ways. I intend to catch him in the act.

Jonas Salk

There is hope in dreams, imagination, and in the courage of those who wish to make those dreams a reality.

Daniel Wallace

He believed in himself, believed in his quixotic ambition, letting the failures of the previous day disappear as each new day dawned. Yesterday was not today. The past did not predict the future if he could learn from his mistakes.

Dave Matthes

Being crazy, for the rest of us, is a form of sanity.

Dave Matthes're either gonna spend your life fucking pussy, or taking it to church.. Dave Matthes're either gonna spend your life fucking pussy, or taking it to church.

Dave Matthes

Life will hack off your head and shit down your neck every chance it gets. I've found that consuming drugs and booze, listening to music and always having an excuse in the best way to tip the scales.

Dave Matthes

Let me ask you this: How many days do you have left, if any, in the life you promised for yourself yesterday?

Dave Matthes

So you mean to tell me you won't fuck anyone you don't share some kind of deep emotional connection with? What a sad, depressing, truly horrible life you must lead...


Housewife: a position requiring great ambition to fill. Must have the determination to scrub mold, the good taste to distribute a checking account, and the good will to repeat this at a maid service or department store after her husband starts coming home drunk.

Annie Fellows Johnston

The world looks very different to me now at twenty. I have outgrown my early opinions and ideals with my short dresses, just as Mrs. Walton said we would. Now the critics can say 'Thou waitest till thy woman's fingers wrought the best that lay within thy woman's heart.


Modern wife: A position thought to require great ambition to fill. After initially showing some skill at a maid service or department store, the husband takes her home to find that she has risen too high in the world to generalize that skill, which drives him to drink.

Richelle E. Goodrich

Determined, I rise
and face the dawn with resolve.
This time I will win.

Alan Lightman

If a person holds no ambitions in this world, he suffers unknowingly. If a person holds ambitions, he suffers knowingly, but very slowly.

Chuck Palahniuk

Why do I do anything?' she says. 'I'm educated enough to talk myself out of any plan. To deconstruct any fantasy. Explain away any goal. I'm so smart I can negate any dream.

Lailah Gifty Akita

The pleasure of reading is the greatest solitude.

Darnell Houston

I've learned one thing about life. There are so many chapters. Where one chapter ends another one begins. The book is never finished.
And I love reading.

Brandi L. Bates

Some roses grow through concrete. Remember that.

Maggie Young

Your true passion in life is what you’d be doing if somebody handed you 100 million dollars.

Martina Boone

It doesn't matter how great your shoes are if you don't accomplish anything in them.

Lailah Gifty Akita

The more you read the Bible, the more transform your life will be.

Noel DeJesus

Today I will work when others procrastinate, I will confront my fears when others hide from theirs, and I will create solutions when others find excuses; today I refuse to allow my enemies to out work me.

Noel DeJesus

At the end of the day let their be no regrets, only a desire to do more tomorrow than you did today.

Noel DeJesus

At the end of the day let there be no regrets, only a desire to do more tomorrow than you did today.

Noel DeJesus

Relax your fears, let your ambition take the wheel for a while; it'll take you somewhere exciting that you've never been.

Noel DeJesus

You want to know the great thing about today, it doesn't care about what you did or didn't do yesterday or what you're going to do tomorrow, it only cares about what you do right now.

Noel DeJesus

If you scared, say you scared, and if not then push yourself off of that wall and step into the darkness. That's where success is, get up out of that comfort zone, you'll be surprised what you can achieve!

A.M.M Alusi

You can't achieve what you can't imagine being done

Shannon A. Thompson

Remember how far you’ve come, and you won’t have to rely on a destiny for your future. It will come on your own.

Bryant McGill

Do not let your grand ambitions stand in the way of small but meaningful accomplishments.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Whatever you set for yourself, you can achieve it.

Bidemi Mark-Mordi

Success should be an ambition within the parameters of Purpose.

Girdhar Joshi

Here you can easily understand the futility of ambitions and achievements, futility of success and failures, futility of wealth and possessions.

Carl Henegan

It is far too easy to discover complacency in mediocrity. Success is rooted in extreme ambition, implanted by divine guidance, and is achieved long before others are able to see it. Surprise them all, but you know this…you are already there.

Kevin Michel

In every moment of choice, you create a new destiny.

Kevin Michel

Do not get lost in the flow of reality.

Salvador Dalí

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.

Lailah Gifty Akita

In every step you take, keep your feet firmly on the ground.

Benny Bellamacina

Always stay one step a head, unless you’re already there

Sara Sheridan

I knew that I was talented. I was positive about that. I wasn’t sure exactly what I was talented at, but I was ambitious enough to wait it out and see what turned up.

Amah Lambert

We can't all be bakers or chefs. Many of us have modest ambitions. But we can all buy a piece of the pie.

Akul Singh

The only candid thing in life is time, nothing else flows seamlessly

Roman Payne

With her enchanting songs, her rare beauty, and clever tricks, this wild 'wanderess' ensnared my soul like a gypsy-thief, and led me foolish and blind to where you find me now. The first time I saw her, fires were alight. It was a spicy night in Barcelona. The air was fragrant and free.


Whether you seek the prettiest rose despite the size of its thorns or praise a mediocre plant for the sake of its thorns, the plant's beauty remains subjective.

Heather Choate Davis

Even if we’ve never been inside a synagogue or a mosque or a church - even if we have, and vowed never to go back - deep down in our striving hearts, beneath all the ambition and the fear, we suspect that we were made for a different sort of life.

Brian L. Weiss

Humankind has not learned about balance, let alone practiced it. It is guided by greed and ambition, steered by fear. In this way it will eventually destroy itself. But nature will survive; at least the plants will.

Eric Micha'el Leventhal

Change happens for you
the moment you want something
more than you fear it.

J.M. August

I did it again. Lying guilty in a hotel room for a woman I will fail for.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Embrace the beauty of good moment.

Grigoris Deoudis

Prosperity cannot be experienced by living detached from Nature. Everything else is only a gradation of materialistic, earthly ambitions. We came from the stars and there lies the path to our substantive evolution.

Mary Stewart

Yes, but the artist?" said Nigel almost fiercely. "He's different, you know he is. He's driven by some compulsion: if he can't do what he knows he has to do with his life he might as well be dead. He's got to break through the world's indifference, or else break himself against it. He can't help it.

Amit Kalantri

The most annoying pain is perceived when a man is living without a purpose.

Amit Kalantri

If you wish to be a great family-man learn philosophy of people, if you wish to be a great businessman learn philosophy of finance.

Amit Kalantri

Let people stick to their philosophy, you stick to your passion.

Amit Kalantri

People won't respect you until you achieve the respectable goals.

Amit Kalantri

Dreams can only be seen with open eyes, what you see while you asleep are nightmares.

Amit Kalantri

You may delay your ambition, but never forget your ambition.

Lesley D. Nurse

Put work into your dreams.

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