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Funny Ambition Quotes
Funny Quotes about Ambition

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Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
- Marilyn Monroe

It's stasis that kills you off in the end, not ambition.
- Bono

Ambition is like love,
impatient both of delays and rivals.
- The Buddha

Winners must have two things:
definite goals and a burning desire to achieve them.
- Anonymous


 

Only through experience of trial and suffering
can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared,
ambition inspired, and success achieved.
- Helen Keller

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
Only through experiences of trial and suffering
can the soul be strengthened,
vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
- Helen Keller

Ambition has one heel nailed in well,
though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens.
- Lao Tzu


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Beauty is the sole ambition, the exclusive goal of Taste.
- Charles Baudelaire

Dependence begets subservience and venality,
suffocates the germ of virtue,
and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.
- Thomas Jefferson

I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office.
- Thomas Jefferson

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
- Salvador Dali

Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
- Baruch Spinoza

Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition.
Whether it be true or not, I can say for one
that I have no other so great as that
of being truly esteemed of my fellow men,
by rendering myself worthy of their esteem.
- Abraham Lincoln

As a teenager I was so insecure.
I was the type of guy that never fitted in because
he never dared to choose.
I was convinced I had absolutely no talent at all.
For nothing.
And that thought took away all my ambition too.
- Johnny Depp

The men who succeed are the efficient few.
They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves.
- Robert Burton

My ambition is to do a good job.
I never plan anything.
- Ilie Nastase

A youthful mind is seldom totally free from ambition;
to curb that,
is the first step to contentment, since to diminish
expectation is to increase enjoyment.
- Frances Burney

Do you have any ambitions outside racing? My main ambition at the moment,
whether inside or outside racing, is to become Formula 1 World Champion.
- Kimi Raikkonen

But we need to show that the EU can modernise itself,
can adapt to the needs of its citizens,
can take their views into account.
That will be our ambition for the UK Presidency.
- John Hutton

Drugs are the enemies of ambition and hope -
and when we fight against drugs we are fighting for the future.
- Bob Riley

Achievement results from work realizing ambition.
- Adam Ant

Don't let ambition get so far ahead that it loses sight of the job at hand.
- William Feather

The great corporations of this country were not founded by ordinary people.
They were founded by people with extraordinary intelligence,
ambition, and aggressiveness.
- Daniel P. Moynihan

Ambition.
An overmastering desire to be vilified by enemies while
living and made ridiculous by friends when dead.
- Ambrose Bierce

The man of petty ambition if invited to dinner will
be eager to be set next his host.
- Theophrastus

The same ambition can destroy or save,
and make a patriot as it makes a knave.
- Alexander Pope

I've never looked ahead very much in my life.
I've never had any grand plan from the outset.
I had no burning ambition to do what I do.
- Tracey Ullman

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.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

Ambition leads me not only farther than any other man has been before me,
but as far as I think it possible for man to go.
- James Cook

May the same Almighty Goodness banish the accursed monster,
war, from all lands, with her hated associates,
rapine and insatiable ambition!
- Daniel Boone

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.
- Angela Carter

My craziest ambition is to take John Madden's job and salary.
- Michael Strahan

My nomination to be Governor was not to gratify ambition.
- Lajos Kossuth

Mel is nuts.
He puts on a suit and a tie and acts like a normal
person so people think he's okay.
He's definitely out in left field.
He's got the ambition of a boy.
- Dom DeLuise

We're not all nice, and there are a lot of levels of ambition and niceness.
- Heather Donahue

My only ambition is to be true every moment I am living.
- Juliette Binoche

Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust,
like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.
- John Webster

My biggest ambition is never to be bored.
I'm not aggressive enough to strongly run after being an actress.
- Anjelica Huston

That's my ambition: that you look at the pictures and realize what complex,
fascinating, interesting people every single one of my subjects is.
- Jock Sturges

Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.
- Elvis Presley

The average Hollywood film star's ambition is to be admired by an American,
courted by an Italian, married to an Englishman and have a French boyfriend.
- Katharine Hepburn

I had ambition not only to go farther than any man had ever been before,
but as far as it was possible for a man to go.
- Joseph Conrad

My own ambition in the ring had always been skillful boxing,
speed and defense - on the order of Mike Gibbons.
- Gene Tunney

If you have ambition, you might not achieve anything,
but without ambition, you are almost certain not to achieve anything.
- Whitfield Diffie

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

I didn't know then that I would never be able to leave
the sounds and smells of these sights behind me,
but I was fiercely conscious of one thing-my ambition.
- Emanuel Celler

As a youngster, I enjoyed sport and my ambition was to be a great sportsman.
- Lynn Davies

Ambition is not what man does...
but what man would do.
- Robert Browning

Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.
- Oscar Wilde

Great ambition, the desire of real superiority,
of leading and directing, seems to be altogether peculiar to man,
and speech is the great instrument of ambition.
- Adam Smith

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

If boyhood and youth are but vanity,
must it not be our ambition to become men?
- Vincent Van Gogh

Where there are large powers with little ambition...
nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes.
- Jonathan Swift

Ambition can creep as well as soar.
- Edmund Burke

What is my loftiest ambition? I've always wanted to
throw an egg at an electric fan.
- Oliver Herford

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

A slave has but one master.
An ambition man, has as many as there are people who
helped him get his fortune.
- Wilson Mizner

For those with ambition, reality is more of a creation
than an unalterable certainty.
- Lori Guinn

Me only have one ambition, y'know.
I only have one thing I really like to see happen.
I like to see mankind live together -
black,
white, Chinese, everyone - that's all.
- Bob Marley

It is my fervent wish and my greatest ambition to leave
a work with a few useful instructions for the pianists after me.
- Franz Liszt

I have been absolutely hag-ridden with ambition.
If I could wish to have anything in the world it would
be to be free of ambition.
- Tallulah Bankhead

My mother carried on and supported us;
her ambition had been to write poetry and songs.
- Philip Levine

I see my face in the mirror, and I said,
No, my ambition is not to be an actor.
- Dino De Laurentiis

Men rise from one ambition to another:
first,
they seek to secure themselves against attack,
and then they attack others.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Oh that I were seated as high as my ambition,
I'd place my naked foot on the necks of monarchs.
- Horace Walpole

My ambition in high school was to be a high school coach and teacher,
and that's still what I do: teach.
- Mike Krzyzewski

Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.
- William Shakespeare

Never let inexperience get in the way of ambition.
- Terry Josephson

The truth is really an ambition which is beyond us.
- Peter Ustinov

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

The preserve of ambition and folly in pursuit of illusion,
or delusion.
- Derek Jarman


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