Ambition and love are the wings to great deeds.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more.
I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office.
The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.
Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.
Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.
Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
Ambition never is in a greater hurry that I; it merely keeps pace with circumstances and with my general way of thinking.
Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.
Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.
The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.