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Ambition is a strong eagerness to achieve something. Ambition is a basic motivation and isn't necessarily tied to a goal. Ambition is an attitude with a strong drive, determination and intention to meet satisfaction and to achieve success. Ambition provides us with the strength needed to meet our destination.

Browse through a collection of ambition quotes from famous writers, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and others.

Excess Comfort- Charles Dickens

Excess Comfort- Charles Dickens

Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort.     

Charles Dickens


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Vincent Van Gogh On Boyhood and Youth

Vincent Van Gogh On Boyhood and Youth

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

Vincent Van Gogh


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Zig Ziglar- Attitude in Situations

Zig Ziglar- Attitude in Situations

You cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations.     
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Robin S. Sharma- Be a Warrier When Delivering Ambition

Robin S. Sharma- Be a Warrier When Delivering Ambition

Be a warrior when it comes to delivering on your ambitions. And a saint when it comes to treating
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Mark Twain- Keep away negativity

Mark Twain- Keep away negativity

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945)

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945)

Our handicaps exist only in our minds.
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George Halas Quote On Avoiding Regrets

George Halas Quote On Avoiding Regrets

Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.   

George Halas  

Helen Keller Quote on Ambition

Helen Keller Quote on Ambition

One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
Helen Keller

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Friedrich Nietzsche Quote On Leadership and Accomplishment

Friedrich Nietzsche Quote On Leadership and Accomplishment

The higher we soar the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly.
Friedrich Nietzsche

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Seneca Quote On Willingness and Fate

Seneca Quote On Willingness and Fate

Fate leads the willing and drags along the unwilling.   
Seneca  


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Israelmore Ayivor- The Dangers of Fake Friends

Israelmore Ayivor- The Dangers of Fake Friends

Fake friends; those who only drill holes under your boat to get it leaking; those who discredit your
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Lorii Myers- Achievable Aspirations

Lorii Myers- Achievable Aspirations

When aspirations are perceived to be achievable, ambition and drive can erase excuses.

Lorii Myers


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Ralph Waldo Emerson- Without Ambition

Ralph Waldo Emerson- Without Ambition

Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to
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Alain De Botton Quote On Anxiety and Ambition

Alain De Botton Quote On Anxiety and Ambition

Anxiety is the handmaiden of contemporary ambition.

Alain De Botton


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Adam Ant Quote On Achievement

Adam Ant Quote On Achievement

Achievement results from work realizing ambition.

Adam Ant


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Helen Keller- Character is developed Through Trial and Suffering

Helen Keller- Character is developed Through Trial and Suffering

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened,
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Meg Whitman Quote On Respecting Ambition

Meg Whitman Quote On Respecting Ambition

I respect ambition, but not ruthless ambition.

Meg Whitman


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Abraham Hicks-Using Imagination To Take Logical Steps

Abraham Hicks-Using Imagination To Take Logical Steps

Your ability to imagine will help the next logical steps come to you faster. Use your imagination until your big
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F.D. Van Amburgh- Having More Ability Than Ambition

F.D. Van Amburgh- Having More Ability Than Ambition

Contrary as it may seem, most people have more ability for their work than they have ambition to do it.


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F.D. Van Amburgh Quote On Ambition and Ability

F.D. Van Amburgh Quote On Ambition and Ability

Ambition may have to advertise, but ability advertises itself.

F.D. Van Amburgh


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Les Brown- Never Too Old

Les Brown- Never Too Old

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
Les Brown

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Thomas Carlyle- Rather Die From Exhaustion Than Boredom

Thomas Carlyle- Rather Die From Exhaustion Than Boredom

I’ve got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.
Thomas Carlyle

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow- Ambition is Powerful

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow- Ambition is Powerful

Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never
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Edgar Bergen Quote On Ambition and Being Lazy

Edgar Bergen Quote On Ambition and Being Lazy

Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.
Edgar Bergen

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote On Succeed In Small Things

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote On Succeed In Small Things

Most people would succeed in small things, if they were not troubled with great ambitions. 
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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William-Shakespeare-On Ambition and Dreams

William-Shakespeare-On Ambition and Dreams

The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream. - William-Shakespeare Source: Hamlet Act 2, Scene
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Henry Ward Beecher- A Man Without Ambition

Henry Ward Beecher- A Man Without Ambition

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


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Jay Leno Quote On Ambition and Genius

Jay Leno Quote On Ambition and Genius

Ambition beats genius 99% of the time.
Jay Leno

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Thomas Otway- Ambition is a lust

Thomas Otway- Ambition is a lust

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

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Sir John Denham-Ambition is like Love

Sir John Denham-Ambition is like Love

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


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Ralph Waldo Emerson- Ambition is the beginning

Ralph Waldo Emerson- Ambition is the beginning

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


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Napoleon Bonaparte Quote On Ambition and Character

Napoleon Bonaparte Quote On Ambition and Character

Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or
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Welsh Proverb On Getting Ahead

Welsh Proverb On Getting Ahead

If you would get ahead, be a bridge.  
Welsh Proverb   

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Faisal Khosa- Ambition Being Alarm Clock

Faisal Khosa- Ambition Being Alarm Clock

Your ambition is the most reliable alarm clock.
Faisal Khosa

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