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Quotes of ambitious

  1. The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness which the ambitious call, and the ignorant believe to be liberty. – Fisher Ames
  2. Patriotism. Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name. – Ambrose Bierce
  3. Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top. – Robert Browning
  4. I'm hopeful. I know there is a lot of ambition in Washington, obviously. But I hope the ambitious realize that they are more likely to succeed with success as opposed to failure. – George W. Bush
  5. I am confirmed in my division of human energies. Ambitious people climb, but faithful people build. – Julia Ward Howe
  6. I never saw myself as being ambitious I saw myself as being in love with the profession. I'm a people person. I love to get to know different kinds of people. – Jack Kelley
  7. To be honest, I'm not as goal oriented and ambitious as I once was. – Chantal Kreviazuk
  8. Everybody is ambitious The question is whether he is ambitious to be or ambitious to do. – Jean Monnet
  9. There is nothing wrong with becoming more ambitious along the way, but I think what the government has asked the council to do is a perfectly good starting point. – Estelle Morris
  10. It's funny. Of all the jobs I've been ambitious for, this is one that never crossed my mind. – Edmund S. Muskie
  11. To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and perfection of our natures, is the very principle and incentive of virtue. – Walter Scott
  12. The five of us don't know how to exist in any other way. We are an ambitious bunch, I guess. – Andy Taylor
  13. There's also a subplot about a guy who manages pop groups. Dave is a very ambitious boy, and he gets offered an audition but only wants to do it on his terms and conditions. He wants to maintain his integrity. – Neil Tennant
  14. But time has caught up with it and I think vindicated it. Shampoo, too: very dark, very ambitious movie. – Robert Towne
  15. It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it. – Arnold J. Toynbee

Usage examples for ambitious

  1. The different effects of a great military and ambitious republic and of a monarchy of the same description were constantly in their mouths. ” – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  2. “ I really am ambitious he wrote, to preach beyond other men's lines. ” – The True Citizen, How To Become One by W. F. Markwick, D. D. and W. A. Smith, A. B.
  3. Your father was then quite a young man, and a very ambitious warrior, so that I was always frightened on his account whenever there was a chance of fighting. ” – Indian Boyhood by [AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman
  4. “ Madison Square, on a bright morning in late September, seen for the first time by an ambitious young lady who had never been out of St. Louis! ” – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  5. “ I am more of a man than a woman in some ways; I'm ambitious – A Gentleman from Mississippi by Thomas A. Wise
  6. “ I am ambitious for her. ” – The Tempering by Charles Neville Buck
  7. “ For Bennietod was ambitious to be a gentleman. ” – Romance Island by Zona Gale
  8. So, for a time, all Seville was in a tumult of ambitious rivalry, and out of this was sure to come the most brilliant day of the holy week. ” – Mabel's Mistake by Ann S. Stephens
  9. “ " I wonder whether she's ambitious now," Jim remarked. ” – Partners of the Out-Trail by Harold Bindloss
  10. “ A servant may be ambitious as well as his master, I suppose." ” – The Disowned, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  11. “ I shall have no parties, and I shall not be ambitious about bags. ” – The Wicked Marquis by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  12. “ Lydie," he added more earnestly, " if I am ambitious it is because my love for you has made me humble. ” – Petticoat Rule by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  13. She was pretty and ambitious – Out of a Labyrinth by Lawrence L. Lynch
  14. Suppose that she is very ambitious to succeed in her profession, that is all very well; but, mind you, it is a very hard life. ” – Macleod of Dare by William Black
  15. The more ambitious stage was her legitimate field, if not grand opera itself. ” – The Enchanted Typewriter by John Kendrick Bangs
  16. An ambitious and intelligent wife would do it. ” – Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber
  17. Ambitious and successful in the arts of peace, he would be more ambitious and more successful in the science of war. ” – A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1. by Carlton J. H. Hayes
  18. Could she have read the Cardinal's innermost thoughts she would have seen that complete satisfaction filled his ambitious heart. ” – The Tangled Skein by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  19. But it seems that the youngster was rather ambitious studied a lot outside of business hours and that sort of thing. ” – The Re-Creation of Brian Kent by Harold Bell Wright
  20. “ Mrs. Eustis, he remarked, is an ambitious sort of a lady, isn't she? ” – Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man by Marie Conway Oemler