Quotes on Ambition

Quotes on Ambition

Every man believes that he has a greater possibility. Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so. Charles de Gaulle

 

As he was valiant, I honor him; but as he was ambitious, I slew him. William Shakespeare

 

Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked. Walter Savage Landor

 

Ambition is the last refuge of the failure. Oscar Wilde

 

Nothing arouses ambition so much in the heart as the trumpet-clang of another’s fame. Baltasar Gracian

 

Ambition makes more trusty slaves than need. Ben Jonson

 

A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself; his aim is so exalted that riches, office, fortune and favor cannot satisfy him. Samuel Johnson

 

A man’s worth is no greater than the worth of his ambitions. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Ambition is the grand enemy of all peace. John Cowper Powys

 

Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for? Robert Browning

 

The world owes all its onward impulses to men ill at ease. The happy man inevitably confines himself within ancient limits. Nathaniel Hawthorne

 

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits. Thomas Alva Edison

 

Nothing is so commonplace as to wish to be remarkable. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

 

One often goes from love to ambition, but one rarely returns from ambition to love. Francois de La Rochefoucauld

 

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

 

The treacheries of ambition never cease. Rubén Dario

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