Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.


Ambition is enthusiasm with a purpose.

Frank Tyger

I feel that you are justified in looking into the future with true assurance, because you have a mode of living in which we find the joy of life and the joy of work harmoniously combined. Added to this is the spirit of ambition which pervades your very being, and seems to make the day's work like a happy child at play.

Albert Einstein

My ambition is not to be just a good fighter. I want to be great, something special.

Sugar Ray Leonard

An ounce of hypocracy is worth a pound of ambition.

Michael Korda

The peril of every fine faculty is the delight of playing with it for pride. Talent is commonly developed at the expense of character, and the greater it grows, the more is the mischief. Talent is mistaken for genius, a dogma or system for truth, ambition for greatest, ingenuity for poetry, sensuality for art.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ambition has but one reward for all: A little power, a little transient fame; A grave to rest in, and a fading name!

Walter Savage Landor

To endure is greater than to dare; to tire out hostile fortune; to be daunted by no difficulty; to keep heart when all have lost it; to go through intrigue spotless; to forego even ambition when the end is gained - who can say this is not greatness?

William Makepeace Thackeray

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

John Webster

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

Thomas Otway

Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked.

Walter Savage Landor

Ambition often puts Men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same position with creeping.

Arthur Christopher Benson

I had no ambition to make a fortune. Mere money-making has never been my goal, I had an ambition to build.

Eden Phillpotts

Ambition is not a vice of little people.

Michel de Montaigne

Never let inexperience get in the way of ambition.

Terry Josephson

Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.

Elvis Presley

My ambition is to be happy.

Penelope Cruz

Ambition is putting a ladder against the sky.

African American Proverb

Actually, it is not ambition, it is more serving the people and dedicating your life to them.

Fernando Poe, Jr.

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

Ilie Nastase

As far back as I can remember, I've had only one real ambition: to be an actress.

Piper Laurie

Ambition - it is the last infirmity of noble minds.

James M. Barrie

Achievement results from work realizing ambition.

Adam Ant

We had ambition to burn.

Jon Landau

The tragedy is that so many have ambition and so few have ability.

William Feather

Now I have my new ambition to fly on my 100th birthday.

Herbert Sloane

All sporting ambition considered, there should always be a relationship to Germany.

Oliver Bierhoff

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

Oliver Herford

Sometimes creativity is a compulsion, not an ambition.

Ed Norton

It's not going to be contemptuous of wealth and ambition.

Robert Luketic

It was my ambition to own a city centre jewellers.

George Street

My ambition is to have beautiful encounters, not to make money.

Juliette Binoche

My financial ambition was to own my own house by the time I was 35.

Gordon West

His ambition is to be the spider in the World Wide Web.

John Mccarthy