Ambition Quotes:- Ambition Quotes. The character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Ambition is the path to success. A dream without ambition is like a car without gas. When ambition fuels your desire to succeed, you’re virtually unstoppable.

There’s this undeniable hunger that leads you to passionate. We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community. Be a warrior when it comes to delivering on your ambitions.


Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old ambition quotes, ambition sayings, and ambition proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

List Of Famous Motivational Ambition Quotes And Sayings


Ambition begets vexations.

Singhalese (on ambition)



Ambition destroys its possessor.

Hebrew (on ambition)



Ambition is a good servant but a bad master.




Go for it.

American (on ambition)



If you would get ahead, be a bridge.

Welsh (on ambition)



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



Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.

Elvis Presley



Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.

Ralph Waldo Emerson



Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals.

Sir John Denham



Ambition is a lust that is never quenched but grows more inflamed and madder by enjoyment.

Thomas Otway



Best Inspirational Ambition Quotes And Sayings



Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

Mark Twain



Ambition beats genius 99% of the time.

Jay Leno



A man without ambition is like a beautiful worm–it can creep, but it cannot fly.

Henry Ward Beecher



Ambition first sprung from your blest abodes; The glorious fault of Angels and of Gods.

Alexander Pope




Ambition is to the mind what the cap is to the falcon; it blinds us first, and then compels us to the tower, by reason of our blindness. But alas, when we are at the summit of a vain ambition, we are also at the depth of real misery. We are placed where time cannot improve but must impair us; where chance and change cannot befriend, but may betray us; in short, by attaining all we wish, and gaining all we want, we have only reached a pinnacle where we have nothing to hope, but everything to fear.

Charles Caleb Colton



Ambition is an idol, on whose wings great minds are carried only to the extreme, to be sublimely great, or to be nothing.

Thomas Southern



Ambition is an uncomfortable companion many times. He creates a discontent with present surroundings and achievements; he is never satisfied but always pressing forward to better things in the future. Restless, energetic, purposeful, it is an ambition that makes of the creature a real man.

Lyndon B. Johnson



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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



Ambition is a Dead Sea fruit, and the greatest peril to the soul is that one is likely to get precisely what he is seeking.

Edward Dahlberg



Ambition has its disappointments to sour us, but never the good fortune to satisfy us. Its appetite grows keener by indulgence and all we can gratify it with at present serves but the more to inflame its insatiable desires.

Benjamin Franklin


Top 10 Motivational Ambition Quotes And Sayings


Where ambition can cover its enterprises, even to the person himself, under the appearance of principle, it is the most incurable and inflexible of passions.

David Hume



It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the truth in their breasts, and show, like jugglers, another thing in their mouths, to cut all friendships and enmities to the measure of their own interest, and to make a good countenance without the help of good will.




Ambition. An overmastering desire to be vilified by enemies while living and made ridiculous by friends when dead.

Ambrose Bierce



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

Jonathan Swift



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

Edgar Bergen



Ambition is putting a ladder against the sky.




Say what we will, we may be sure that ambition is an error. Its wear and tear on the heart are never recompensed.

Edward Bulwer-Lytton



Ambition and the belly are the two worst counselors.

German Proverb



It will not be amiss to distinguish the three kinds and, as it were, grades of ambition in mankind. The first is of those who desire to extend their own power in their native country, a vulgar and degenerate kind. The second is of those who labor to extend the power and dominion of their country among men. This certainly has more dignity, though not less covetousness. But if a man endeavors to establish and extend the power and dominion of the human race itself over the universe, his ambition (if ambition it can be called) is without doubt both a more wholesome and a more noble thing than the other two.

Francis Bacon



Ambition is a gilded misery, a secret poison, a hidden plague, the engineer of deceit, the mother of hypocrisy, the parent of envy, the original of vices, the moth of holiness, the blinder of hearts, turning medicines into maladies, and remedies into diseases.

Thomas Brooks