Ambition Quotations, Quotes, Quotation Collection

Cage of freedom, that's our prison; we're the jailer and captive combined Cage of freedom, cast in power; all the trappings of our own design. Blind ambition, steals our reason; we're soon behind those invisible bars On the inside, looking outside; to make it safer we double the guard.

Jon Anderson

You have to remember that about seventy percent of the horses running don't want to win. Horses are like people. Everybody doesn't have the aggressiveness or ambition to knock himself out to become a success.

Eddie Arcaro

Children, you must remember something. A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive.

Pearl Mae Bailey

Ambition - it is the last infirmity of noble minds.
 

Sir James Matthew Barrie

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

Edgar Bergen

Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp,
Or what's a heaven for?

Robert Browning

I have the same goal I've had ever since I was a girl. I want to rule the world.
 

Madonna Louise Ciccione

At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.

Salvador Dali

Hitch your wagon to a star.
 

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man is the only creature that strives to surpass himself, and yearns for the impossible.
 

Eric Hoffer

A slave has but one master; an ambitious man has as many masters as there are people who may be useful in bettering his position.

Jean de La Bruyre

If men cease to believe that they will one day become gods then they will surely become worms.
 

Henry Miller

As he was valiant, I honour him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him.
 

William Shakespeare

I charge thee, fling away ambition:
By that sin fell the angels.

William Shakespeare

And he that strives to touch the stars,
Oft stumbles at a straw.

Edmund Spenser

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

Jonathan Swift

The greatest evil which fortune can inflict on men is to endow them with small talents and great ambition.
 

Marquis de Luc de Clapiers Vauvenargues

Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.
 

Oscar Wilde