Ambition Quotes

Men rise from one ambition to another: first, they seek to secure themselves against attack, and then they attack others.

Niccolo Machiavelli

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.

Salvador Dali

Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.

Bill Bradley

Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them.

Napoleon Bonaparte

The ambition and focus that propel you to success can also be your downfall.

Judy Smith

The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.

Carl Sagan

Time is the only critic without ambition.

John Steinbeck

Tales of power and ambition and intrigue and betrayal and desire – when you’re telling those in a big way, you automatically want to go to Shakespeare.

Beau Willimon

When ambition ends, happiness begins.

Thomas Merton

Ambition can creep as well as soar.

Edmund Burke

Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked.

Walter Savage Landor

Ambition is a drug that makes its addicts potential madmen.

Emile M. Cioran

I have two ambitions in life: one is to drink every pub dry, the other is to sleep with every woman on earth.

Oliver Reed