Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens.
Author: William Lilly
Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition.
Author: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
Profession: Sixteenth President of the USA
Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892)
Profession: American Poet
Greatly begin. Though thou have time, but for a line, be that sublime . Not failure, but low aim is crime.
Author: James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)
Profession: American Poet, Critic, Editor
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.
Author: Sir John Lubbock (1834-1913)
Profession: British Statesman, Banker, Naturalist
Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied.
Author: Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)
Profession: Italian Author, Statesman
Nature that framed us of four elements, warring within our breasts for regiment, doth teach us all to have aspiring minds.
Author: Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593)
Profession: British Dramatist, Poet
If you have a great ambition, take as big a step as possible in the direction of fulfilling it. The step may only be a tiny one, but trust that it may be the largest one possible for now.
Author: Mildred Mcafee
Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.
Author: Charlie McCarthy
If men cease to believe that they will one day become gods then they will surely become worms.
Author: Henry Miller (1891-1980)
Profession: American Author
Ambition is not a vice of little people.
Author: Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592)
Profession: French Philosopher, Essayist
A life spent in constant labor is a life wasted, save a man be such a fool as to regard a fulsome obituary notice as ample reward.
Author: George Jean Nathan (1882-1958)
Profession: American Critic
Ambition is a lust that is never quenched, but grows more inflamed and madder by enjoyment.
Author: Thomas Otway (1652-1685)
Profession: British Dramatist
The tallest trees are most in the power of the winds, and ambitious men of the blasts of fortune.
Author: William Penn (1644-1718)
Profession: British Religious Leader, Founder of Pennsylvania
Men would be angels, angels would be gods.
Author: Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
Profession: British Poet, Critic, Translator