Quotes of ambition

  1. 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
  2. I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom. – Thomas Carlyle
  3. If the leader is filled with high ambition and if he pursues his aims with audacity and strength of will, he will reach them in spite of all obstacles. – Karl Von Clausewitz
  4. The tragedy is that so many have ambition and so few have ability. – William Feather
  5. I think when people talk about ambition and talking to him, it might have seemed that he wasn't ambitious. – Alan Hansen
  6. My one ambition is to play a hero. – Sessue Hayakawa
  7. My biggest ambition is never to be bored. I'm not aggressive enough to strongly run after being an actress. – Anjelica Huston
  8. Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition – Thomas Jefferson
  9. Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. – Helen Keller
  10. An once of hypocrisy is worth a pound of ambition – Michael Korda
  11. Behold, I am become a reproach to thy holy name, by serving any ambition and the sins of others; which though I did by the persuasion of other men, yet my own conscience did cheek and upbraid me in it. – William Laud
  12. I see my face in the mirror, and I said, No, my ambition is not to be an actor. – Dino De Laurentiis
  13. Ambition if it feeds at all, does so on the ambition of others. – Susan Sontag
  14. Trusting in Christ, we may boldly join in the combat, and enlist ourselves among that disinterested band, who fight not for human ambition or human praise, but for the honour of our Saviour, and the salvation of men. – John Strachan
  15. All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition injustice, oppression, slavery and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible. – Noah Webster

Usage examples for ambition

  1. You have a great ambition in you, Louka. – Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw
  2. I don't know if you are like that, but every other Englishman I've ever met seems to have an ambition to own a house and lot in Loamshire or Hants or Salop or somewhere. – The Adventures of Sally by P. G. Wodehouse
  3. Not out of personal ambition – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  4. Such an ambition was not Walpole's, and such an ambition at Walpole's time it would have been all but impossible to realize. – A History of the Four Georges, Volume I (of 4) by Justin McCarthy
  5. I've lost my ambition – The High Calling by Charles M. Sheldon
  6. He never looked in that direction without receiving a new impulse to his ambition – Masterman and Son by W. J. Dawson
  7. However, I assure you, I have no personal ambition along this line." – The Case and The Girl by Randall Parrish
  8. Now, a great ambition was growing in Burl's heart. – The Mad Planet by Murray Leinster
  9. " I don't think," said Deb, " that I ever heard human ambition and happiness- expressed in such terms before." – Sisters by Ada Cambridge
  10. Because of my ambition – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  11. " Yes, I've always had that ambition – The Come Back by Carolyn Wells
  12. After all, what greater ambition is there than to marry the woman you love? – Arms and the Woman by Harold MacGrath
  13. I never heard Erle speak even of an ambition to sit in the Cabinet. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  14. How is your sacred ambition now? – Where the Pavement Ends by John Russell
  15. Whenever the secret ambition crept in their hearts and made them too sad, so sad it was hard to live and stand for it, they would all three put their hands on each other's shoulder and sing the song of Joe. – Rootabaga Stories by Carl Sandburg
  16. I not only had no ambition in that direction but was not aware that my name was under consideration for that or for any other office. – The Facts of Reconstruction by John R. Lynch
  17. A fine figure began to seem a fine ambition – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie
  18. Why, yes- if you have any ambition that way. – Tomaso's Fortune and Other Stories by Henry Seton Merriman
  19. The second ambition seemed to be clothing. – In Mesopotamia by Martin Swayne